CS 6210: Advanced Scientific Computing I

Fall 2015


Instructor: Bei Wang (beiwang AT sci.utah.edu, WEB 4819)

Course Description: This course is a graduate breadth course to give students exposure to the algorithms and implementations often used in scientific computing. It is assumed that students have had some previous experience to numerical methods (such as in an introductory numerical analysis or scientific computing course) or in a numerical ODEs course; however, for the diligent student, very little previous knowledge is required (other than basic calculus, linear algebra and ODEs). This course will be followed by an advanced graduate course that focuses on the numerical solution of partial differential equations (CS 6220: Advanced Scientific Computing II).

Lectures: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 12:25pm - 1:45pm, WEB 1230

Office Hours:

  Bei Wang: Tuesdays 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm and by appointment (beiwang AT sci.utah.edu), WEB 4819

  Teaching Assistant:

Ashok Jallepalli, Thursday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm or by appointment (ash.nani@gmail.com), MEB 3115

Class Information:

  • Course Syllabus

  • Course Schedule Overview including assignments, handouts, etc.

  • College of Engineering Academic Guidelines

  • This class fulfills one of the requirements for the Computational Engineering and Science (CES) Program and the Ph.D. in Computing degree, Scientific Computing Track, here at the University of Utah. Enrollment in the program is necessary to obtain CES Certificate or MS credit or the Ph.D. in Scientific Computing. If you are interested in learning more about the CES program or Ph.D. in Scientific Computing, please visit www.ces.utah.edu or contact Vicki Jackson (vicki@cs.utah.edu, 801.581.8224).

Mailing Lists:

cs6210 [at] list.eng.utah.edu: class list. Emails to this list go to all the students. Only registered users can email to the list.

teach-cs6210 [at] list.eng.utah.edu: instructor list. Emails sent to this list go to all the instructors.

When class material questions are sent to the instructor email list, we will isolate the question and post the response to the class list (so that all can learn from both the question and answer).


Required Textbook:

A First Course in Numerical Methods by Uri M. Ascher and Chen Greif

Disability Notice

The University of Utah seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities.  If you will need accommodations in the class, reasonable prior notice needs to be given to the Center for Disability Services, 162 Olpin Union Building, 581-5020 (V/TDD).  CDS will work with you and the instructor to make arrangements for accommodations.

All written information in this course can be made available in alternative format with prior notification to the Center for Disability Services.