Course Outcomes for CSC 302 - Introduction to Numerical Methods

Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to...

  1. obtain the Taylor series expansion (including remainder) of a given function;
  2. convert a decimal (or octal or hexadecimal) number to its IEEE floating point representation, and vice versa;
  3. identify rounding error and recognize its influence in numerical computations;
  4. explain and apply numerical methods for
    1. solving systems of linear equations using direct and iterative methods,
    2. determining the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of real matrices,
    3. finding solutions of nonlinear equations,
    4. obtaining numerical approximation using interpolation and cubic splines,
    5. performing numerical differentiation and integration,
    6. and solving ordinary differential equations.

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