From Mathematics to Computation

Four hours in length

10 students, at most 1 student from each team. No teachers.

This course is designed to help the student understand the various details required in making a mathematical model into a computational model. The student will learn Gaussian elimination in the natural linear algebra manner. The student will then develop code in either C or FORTRAN to accomplish Gaussian elimination in a computational model.

The students will be expected to form groups and work with each other, debugging their code and testing the code with examples.

The goal of this course is to expose the student to an extensive example. The successful student should come prepared to work for several hours (with few breaks). It is expected that the student has some basic experience with C or FORTRAN.

Taught by Shaun Cooper, NMSU