CS 6210: Advanced Scientific Computing I

Fall 2016


Instructor: Bei Wang Phillips (beiwang AT sci.utah.edu, WEB 4608)

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 Phillips: Tuesdays 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm or by appointment (beiwang AT sci.utah.edu), WEB 4608

  Teaching Assistant:

Sourabh Palande, Wednesdays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm or by appointment (sourabh AT sci.utah.edu), WEB 4750

Class Information:

  • Course Syllabus

  • Course Schedule 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).

Communication: Most communication is handled through the Canvas system. Additionally, please feel free to email the TA and the instructor for questions. When class material questions are sent to the instructor or the TA, we may isolate the question and post the response to Canvas (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.