Math 405/607E 2016 W1: Numerical Methods for Differential Equations

Instructor
Colin Macdonald
Email:
cbm[at]math[dot]ubc[dot]ca
Office
LSK 303c
Lectures:
TBD
Tu/Th 14:00–15:20 at MAT104
Office Hours
M 1pm–2pm, W 12:15pm–1:15pm, Th 11am–noon (subject to change, also by appointment)
Midterm:
TBD

Week 1

Outline

Lecture Notes: 01_intro.pdf.

Motivation why we want numerical methods for differential equations: Grady Wright's mantle convection video

Demo codes: demo_01.m.

Week 2

Lecture notes: 02_root_finding.pdf.

Motivation why we should care about differential equations: Fluids are amazing, and fluids are modelled with differential equations.

Demo codes: demo_02_bisection.m, demo_02_newton.m.

HW1 (revised!).

Week 3