Mathematics 555, Fall, 2013 Course Prerequisites

The formal requirement is Math. 455 (numerical analysis, first semester) or permission of the instructor and graduate coordinator.   The course covers advanced treatment of  numerical methods, analysis of techniques and approximation theory using some basic real and functional analysis, and some study of algorithms and programming (currently focusing on using Matlab).  Thus, the numerical methods course (Math. 455 or equivalent), some real analysis, and some programming experience are helpful.  However, if you are missing one of these three subjects but are proficient in the others, you may be able to focus on what you hadn't seen during the course and do well.  If you have any doubts or questions, contact me (Ralph Baker Kearfott).