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Numerical Methods II

Course Summary

This course is based on Numerical Methods - Nonlinear Equations made available by Holistic Numerical Methods Institute, University of South Florida under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.
This is a course on the basics of numerical methods and how they are used to solve scientific and engineering problems. It is accompanied by a comprehensive set of video lectures, presentation slides, textbook notes, worksheets and application examples. The lectures are in short segments of less than 10 minutes. Part II covers the numerical methods for solving nonlinear equations including the bisection method, newton-raphson method and the secant method.

Reading Material

1. Numerical Methods with Applications - Chapter 3
Author: Autar Kaw et al.
Published: May 4, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-578-05765-1

Course Material

1. Get Acquainted with Solving Quadratic Equations

2. On Solving a Cubic Equation Exactly

3. Test your Knowledge on Background of Nonlinear Equations

4. Physical Problem
To shrink fit a cylinder into a hollow hub, the cylinder needs to be cooled down. To find out how much cooling needs to be done, you need to solve a nonlinear equation.

5. Historical Background - Newton

6. Historical Background - Raphson

7. Historical Background - Galois

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