Math 62264: Numerical Solution of Nonlinear Systems and Optimization Problems

TIME/PLACE: TTh 11:00am-12:15pm, 276 MSB

TEXT: Numerical Methods for Unconstrained Optimization and Nonlinear Equations, Dennis & Schnabel, SIAM, 1996

GRADES: Mid-Term, Final Project, Homework, Numerical Experiments (25% each).

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: The official registration deadline for this course is Jan 22, 2012 (end of 2nd week). University policy requires all students to be officially registered in each class they are attending.  Students who are not officially registered for a course by published deadlines should not be attending classes and will not receive credit or a grade for the course.  Each student must confirm enrollment by checking his/her class schedule (using Student Tools in FlashFast) prior to the deadline indicated.  Registration errors must be corrected prior to the deadline.

The last day to withdraw is Mar 18, 2012 (end of 10th week).

STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY POLICY: University policy 3-01.3 requires that students with disabilities be provided reasonable accommodations to ensure their equal access to course content.  If you have a documented disability and require accommodations, please contact the instructor at the beginning of the semester to make arrangements for necessary classroom adjustments.  Please note, you must first verify your eligibility for these through Student Accessibility Services (contact 330-672-3391 or visit for more information on registration procedures).

ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY AND PROCEDURES REGARDING STUDENT CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM: University policy 3-01.8 deals with the problem of academic dishonesty, cheating, and plagiarism.  None of these will be tolerated in this class.  The sanctions provided in this policy will be used to deal with any violations.  If you have any questions, please read the policy at 3-01.8 and/or ask.

PRE-REQUISITES: calculus (52041 or equiv), linear algebra (51021 or equiv), basic numerical methods (52202 or equiv).

Chuck Gartland
January, 2012