MAT 395, Numerical Analysis, Fall 2012, MWF 10:00-10:50 am, Noyce 2245


Professor: Jeff Blanchard, Noyce 2516, 269-3304, blanchaj (at)

Text: Numerical Analysis by T. Sauer. It is important and expected that you read the text, especially the examples.

Office Hours:
Monday: 3:15-4:05
Tuesday: By appointment from 10:00-12:00
Wednesday: 4:00-4:50
Thursday: 11:00-11:50
Friday: 4:00-4:50
By appointment; please email me to set up a time. See my weekly schedule.


There will be daily homework, due at the beginning of class (excluding exam days). Homework will be posted on Pioneerweb. The lowest three homework scores will be dropped. Homework will have a three componenets: reading, exercises, and computing.

Midterm Exams:

There will be two in-class, midterm exams, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, October 10 and Wednesday, November 14. These midterm exams will test the material covered since the previous exam.

Final Exam:

The final exam is scheduled for Friday, May 21, at 9:00 am. The final exam is three hours and will be comprehensive. Do not make arrangements to leave campus prior to the final exam. (Such situations will result in the loss of a letter grade on the final exam.)
Course Grade:
Participation: 5%
Homework: 20%
Midterm Exams: 50% (25% each)
Final Exam: 25%


Absences permitted by the college (athletics, performance, religious observation, etc.) must be coordinated prior to the class period in order to make arrangements for the missed homework or exams. This coordination must be done in person prior to the absence.


If you have specific physical, psychiatric or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please let me know early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to provide documentation of your disability to the Associate Dean and Director of Academic Advising, Joyce Stern, located in the lower level of the Forum (x3702).

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