# CS210 : Scientific Computing

## Fall 2012

**Lectures**: Tuesday and Thursday, 5:10 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., in Olmsted Hall, Room 1132.

**Instructor**:
Tamar Shinar
(shinar@cs.ucr.edu)

**Professor Office hours**: Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (WCH, Room 419), and after class

**Textbook**: *Scientific Computing, An Introductory Survey*, by Michael T. Heath

**Other resources**:

### Course Announcements

Date |
Announcement |

10/30 | Typo in HW3 4(c) fixed. |

10/28 | The midterm will be Tuesday 11/6. |

10/14 | There will be no class on Tuesday evening. Instead we will have class 5:10-8:00 on Thursday evening. |

10/14 | Solutions to HW1 are posted under Assignmments. |

Synopsis

This course provides an introduction to key concepts and methods in scientific computing, including solution of linear and non-linear systems of equations, interpolation, numerical
integration, matrix computations, etc. The goal is to prepare you to use scientific computing in your area (e.g. graphics, vision, robotics, machine learning, data mining, etc.) or to continue on to further study
of special topics in scientific computing.

### Grading

| Percentage |

Homework | 20% |

Midterm 1 | 20% |

Midterm 2 | 20% |

Final (optional) | 40% |

Homework will be assigned on Tuesdays and due the following Tuesday, in class.
You may opt out of the final exam, in which case the midterms will each count for 40% of your grade.