MATE-2601 Numeric Analysis

Many problems in real life are modeled using algebraic or differential equations. The people who solve these problems have to make sure the solution exists, but in many cases (almost always) it is impossible to find said solution. Numeric analysis consists of finding approaches to said solutions and, therefore, a fundamental part of the course is the analysis of different types of mistakes that are made by employing each method in accordance with the accuracy desired in the result. Very different sorts of problems discussed in class, such as: Finding the roots of a function, interpolating or predicting the behavior of a variable based on a series of observations, solving linear equation systems, solving problems with an initial value or boundary value for ordinary and partial differential equations. The computer is a fundamental tool in this course to implement the algorithms.