## Resources for Numerical Methods

Are you taking or teaching a course in Numerical Methods in Spring 2018.   If so, then look at all these resources.

Open CourseWare:

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## Friday October 31, 2014, 11:59PM EDT, November 1, 2014 3:59AM GMT – Release Date for an Opencourseware in Introduction to Matrix Algebra

In a true Netflix style, on Halloween night, Friday October 31, 2014 at 11:59PM EST, we are releasing all resources simultaneously for an open courseware on Introduction to Matrix Algebra athttp://mathforcollege.com/ma/.  The courseware will include

• 150 YouTube video lectures of total length of approximately 14 hours,
• 10 textbook chapters,
• 10 online multiple-choice quizzes with complete solutions,
• 10 problem sets, and
• PowerPoint presentations.

So set your calendar for October 31 for some matrix algebra binging rather than candy binging.  For more info and questions, contact Autar Kaw.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Vectors

Chapter 3: Binary Matrix Operations

Chapter 4: Unary Matrix Operations

Chapter 5: System of Equations

Chapter 6: Gaussian Elimination Method

Chapter 7: LU Decomposition

Chapter 8: Gauss-Seidel Method

Chapter 9: Adequacy of Solutions

Chapter 10: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

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## A MOOC on Introduction to Numerical Methods

After the rigorous and comprehensive development and assessment of the NSF funded innovative open courseware on Numerical Methods between 2002 and 2012, we are offering a FREE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Numerical Methods at http://udemy.com/numericalmethodsguy

Start your journey today whether you are learning numerical methods for the first time or just need a refresher.  Unlike other MOOCs, you have a lifetime access to the course. Ask questions within the course and we can keep the conversation going!

About: Numerical methods are techniques to approximate mathematical procedures (example of a mathematical procedure is an integral).  Approximations are needed because we either cannot solve the procedure analytically (example is the standard normal cumulative  distribution function) or because the analytical method is intractable (example is solving a set of a thousand simultaneous linear equations for a thousand unknowns).

Materials Included: Textbook Chapters, Video Lectures, Quizzes, Solutions to Quizzes

How Long to Complete: About 40 hours of lectures need to be watched and estimated  time to read textbook and do quizzes is 80 hours.  It is a typical 15-week semester length course.

Course Structure: For each section, you have video lectures, followed by a textbook chapter, a quiz and solutions to quizzes.

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## Saylor Foundation Harnesses Numerical Methods Resources

Saylor Foundation (http:/saylor.org) is harnessing quality open courseware resources available around the world.   More than 90% of the resources for the Numerical Methods for Engineers course at the site http://www.saylor.org/courses/me205/ is composed of content from the http://numericalmethods.eng.usf.edu website.

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## codecademy.com looks promising

codecademy.com is offering promising free online courses to non-CS programmers.  It is an interactive way of learning how to program and it also assesses your learning gains via badges.  Go and give it a try.  You can get a quick glimpse of what they are trying to do by watching a CNN news clip.

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