CS3330 Scientific Computing, Fall 2016
- Instructor: Cheng-Hsin Hsu (chsu AT cs.nthu.edu.tw), Delta (台達館) 643.
- Time: Tuesdays 1:20 p.m. – 2:10 p.m., Fridays 1:20 – 3:10 p.m.
- Location: Delta (台達館) 109.
- Office Hour: Tuesdays 3:30 p.m.- 4:20 p.m. at Delta 643.
- TA: Fang-Yu Shih (scoly_840805 AT yahoo.com.tw) and Hsin-Yu Chang (cindy321123 AT yahoo.com.tw)
- Lab Session (assignment demos): Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at EECS 328.
This course covers the basic concepts of scientific computing, and consists of three modules: (i) mathematical typesetting with Latex, (ii) symbolic computing with SageMath, and (iii) numerical computing and visualization with Matlab/Octave.
1. “More Math Into Latex”, G. Gratzer, 4th Ed., Springer, available online at NTHU’s Library (http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-0-387-68852-7).
2. “Sage for Undergraduates”, G. Bard, American Mathematical Society, online version at http://www.gregorybard.com/books.html .
3. “Experiments with Matlab”, C. Moler, available online at http://www.mathworks.com/moler/exm/index.html .
4. “Numerical Computing with Matlab”, C. Moler, available online at http://www.mathworks.com/moler/index_ncm.html .
Lectures, assignments, and exams.
Tentatively, we plan to cover Latex (textbook #1) in 2 weeks, SageMath (textbook #2) in 3 weeks, and Matlab (mostly textbook #3) in 10 weeks.
Assignments (40% + 5% bonus), 15 times
Mid Term Exams (25%), 2 times (10% + 15%)
Final Exam (35%)