Numerical Methods

Taught by: Dr. Siddharth Thakur
Taken: SS 2016
Text: An Introduction to Numerical Analysis
by: F.B. Hildebrand

Table of Contents

Discrete - Solution obtained for specific locations in space and time and not inbetween (grid/mesh, finite elements)

Every solution in this course is wrong by definition (approximations), and so we need to know how wrong the solutions are (error analysis is very important)

Every method has its setbacks, no method is optimal for all situations

Accuracy, efficiency, and stability are used as measuring points for the different methods