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Welcome to Introduction to Numerical Analysis homepage


No single book serves as a textbook for the course, but the students are encouraged to consult the following books as needed:

  • Numerical Methods Using MATLAB / John H. Mathews, Kurtis D. Fink
  • Numerical Methods for Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics / John H. Mathews
  • Numerical Analysis / Richard L. Burden and J. Douglas Faires
  • Applied Numerical Analysis / Curtis F. Gerald and Patrick O. Wheatley
  • Applied Numerical Analysis Using MATLAB / Laurene V. Fausett
  • Golub, Gene H., and Charles F. Van Loan. Matrix computations. Vol. 3. JHU Press, 1996.
  • Solomon, Justin. Numerical Algorithms. CRC Press, 2015.

    Homework Assignments

    Assignments will be both theoretical and practical. Submission is in pairs only. The weight of homework assignments is 15%, and will be "magen". Each home assignment will be considered as magen of 3% independently.

    Submission is not obligatory, however: Non submission will account for the grade zero in the specific homework assignment.

    Assignments are to be submitted through the CS submission system. You may submit a scanned copy of your hand-written solution (as long as it is easily readable). However, typesetted submissions (e.g. produced using Word or Latex) will receive 5 points bonus. If your submission includes code, it has to be additionally included as a plain text file.

    Following the HW policy above, there will be no individual extensions to home assignments, modulo the standard exceptions recognized by the university/department such as MILUIM, parental leave, etc.

    Please do not cheat!
    In the previous course some students broke the academic integrity rules in their assignments. They were punished by the university disciplinary board!

    Course Requirements

    In order to pass the course you must have an exam grade greater than 55. We highly recommend you to submit the home assignments.

    Final Exam and Final Grade

    The final grade is calculated as follows:

    if (exam grade>55) then

       final grade = 0.85*(exam grade) + sum over i (0.03 * max(exam grade, assignment #i))


       final grade = exam grade


    The Forum is designated for you to conduct discussions regarding the course material and assignments. Do not provide any hints or solutions to the assignments. Any non appropriate posts will be deleted and posters will be subjected to disciplinary actions.

    Students requests/problems

    Any request or problem you may have during the semester should be forwarded to