MTH 510 Numerical Analysis
Course Management Form, Winter 2004
Instructor: Dr. G. Ord
Phone: 979-5000, ext. 6967
Course Website: http://www.scs.ryerson.ca/∼ gord/
Oﬃce hours: Tuesday 12–1,3-4 Wednesday 12–3, or by appointment.
Textbook: Mathematical Methods for Engineers, 4th edition. S. Chapra and R. Canale, McGraw
Calculator: You must have a calculator. It does not have to be particularly fancy; a typical
scientiﬁc calculator will suﬃce. A graphing or a programmable calculator is useful but not required.
Anything more powerful (e.g., a laptop or palm pilot) is acceptable during class, but not on the
midterm or exam.
Grading: Your ﬁnal mark is determined by your performance in three categories:
Term work 25 %
Midterm test 30 %
Final exam 45 %
Term work: Term work consists of three assignments, distributed during class, to be handed in at
a later date (about 3 weeks working time). A typical assignment has about 5-6 problems, one or
two of which shall be graded (chosen at random). These problems are meant to be challenging and
typically require the use of a computer for their solution. The assignments may be done in groups
of up to two people. A group hands in one completed assignment with the names, student numbers
and signatures of the group members; the signatures testify to the fact that both group members
have participated equitably in the completion of the assignment.
Midterm: The midterm test is scheduled for mid-February. The date and location are to be
announced. You may use a hand calculator on the midterm test and you are allowed one 8 1 × 11
sheet of notes (two-sided). If you have a legitimate reason for not being able to take the midterm
test and you can document your absence, you will be excused from the midterm and the percentage
of the midterm exam will be added to the ﬁnal exam.
Final Exam: The ﬁnal exam will take place during the usual university examination period. The
exam is comprehensive. You may use a hand calculator on the exam and you are allowed two 8 2 ×11
sheet of notes (two-sided).