Courses - Fall 2019
AMSC
Applied Mathematics & Scientific Computation
AMSC460
(Perm Req)
Computational Methods
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH240, MATH461, MATH341); and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH340, MATH241); and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (CMSC106, CMSC131); and minimum grade of C- in MATH246.
Also offered as: CMSC460.
Credit only granted for: AMSC460, CMSC460, AMSC466, or CMSC466.
Basic computational methods for interpolation, least squares, approximation, numerical quadrature, numerical solution of polynomial and transcendental equations, systems of linear equations and initial value problems for ordinary differential equations. Emphasis on methods and their computational properties rather than their analytic aspects. Intended primarily for students in the physical and engineering sciences.
AMSC466
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Numerical Analysis I
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH240, MATH461, MATH341); and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH340, MATH241); and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (CMSC106, CMSC131); and minimum grade of C- in MATH410.
Also offered as: CMSC466.
Credit only granted for: AMSC460, CMSC460, AMSC466, or CMSC466.
Floating point computations, direct methods for linear systems, interpolation, solution of nonlinear equations.
AMSC498A
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Applied Mathematics
Credits: 1 - 3
Contact department for information to register for this course.
AMSC660
(Perm Req)
Scientific Computing I
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Must have knowledge of C or Fortran. And AMSC460 or CMSC460; or (CMSC466 or AMSC466); or (must have knowledge of basic numerical analysis (linear equations, nonlinear integration, interpolation); and permission of instructor).
Cross-listed with CMSC66 0.
Credit only granted for: AMSC660 or CMSC660.
Monte Carlo simulation, numerical linear algebra, nonlinear systems and continuation method, optimization, ordinary differential equations. Fundamental techniques in scientific computation with an introduction to the theory and software of each topic.
AMSC662
Computer Organization and Programming for Scientific Computing
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Must have knowledge of C or Fortran; and (AMSC460, AMSC466, CMSC460, or CMSC466). And (must have knowledge of basic numerical analysis (linear equations, nonlinear equations, integration, interpolation); and permission of instructor).
Cross-listed with CMSC66 2.
Credit only granted for: AMSC662 or CMSC662.
This course presents fundamental issues of computer hardware, software, parallel computing, and scientific data management for programming for scientific computation.
AMSC663
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CMSC660 or AMSC660; and (CMSC661 or AMSC661).
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Cross-listed with CMSC663.
Credit only granted for: AMSC663 or CMSC663.
In the sequence Advanced Scientific Computing I & Advanced Scientific Computing II, (AMSC663/CMSC663 and AMSC664/CMSC664, respectively) students work on a year-long individual project to develop software for a scientific task in a high performance computing environment. Lectures will be given on available computational environments, code development, implementation of parallel algorithms.
AMSC666
Numerical Analysis I
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CMSC466 or AMSC466; and MATH410.
Cross-listed with: CMSC666.
Credit only granted for: AMSC666 or CMSC666.
Approximation theory, numerical solution of initial-value problems, iterative methods for linear systems, optimization.
AMSC673
Partial Differential Equations I
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: MATH411; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Cross-listed with MATH67 3.
Credit only granted for: AMSC673 or MATH673.
Analysis of boundary value problems for Laplace's equation, initial value problems for the heat and wave equations. Fundamental solutions, maximum principles, energy methods. First order nonlinear PDE, conservation laws. Characteristics, shock formation, weak solutions. Distributions, Fourier transform.
Offered fall only. Cross-listed with MATH673.
AMSC689
(Perm Req)
Research Interactions in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation
Credits: 1 - 3
Contact department for information to register for this course.
AMSC763
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: AMSC666 or CMSC666; or permission of instructor.
Also offered as: CMSC763.
Credit only granted for: AMSC600, AMSC763, CMSC760, or CMSC763.
Formerly: AMSC600 and CMSC760.
Advanced topics in numerical linear algebra, such as dense eigenvalue problems, sparse elimination, iterative methods, and other topics.
AMSC799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Contact department for information to register for this course.
AMSC808A
Credits: 1 - 3