AMSC466/CMSC466: Introduction to Numerical Analysis I

FALL 2023

Instructor: Dionisios Margetis

LECTURES: TueThu, 11:00am-12:15pm; room PLS (Plant Sciences) 1111

Instructor's office hours: Tue 1:00pm-1:30pm (in person), Wed 5:00pm-5:45pm (on Zoom); or by appointment.
Zoom meetings are scheduled through ELMS/Canvas

Office hours start on Tue 09/05/23.

Teaching Assistant/Grader: Mr. Gonzalo Benavides (
Zoom Office hour: Friday 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: (Zoom)
Zoom meeting of grader office hour: Through ELMS/Canvas (see Announcement in ELMS/Canvas)


Numerical Analysis;
author: T. Sauer; publisher: Pearson, 3rd Ed., 2018

Short Syllabus and Detailed Course Policies (PDF)

*****The course syllabus is ALSO posted on ELMS/Canvas


FINAL EXAM: Wednesday December 13, 8:00am-10:00am

Other Textbook (recommended):

Afternotes on Numerical Analysis;
author: G. W. Stewart; publisher: SIAM, 1996

Lecture Notes by Prof. Doron Levy

For detailed course description see the Mathematics Department webpage


A good companion book for the purpose of Matlab programming in Numerical Analysis is the book by Cleve Moler: "Numerical Computing with Matlab".

The entire book is available online for free as a collection of pdf files. The Matlab codes for all the programs are also available online.
This material is available at

An exerpt from "A Matlab Companion for Multivariable Calculus" by Jeffery Cooper, is available online on Jeffery Cooper's webpage

There are many books. For example: "A guide to Matlab: for Beginners and Experienced Users", by Hunt Lipsman, and Rosenberg.




  • Lecture 1, Tuesday, August 29: