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MA307A: Numerical Analysis (Fall 2017)

Calendar Description

Numerical solution of equations and systems of equations; numerical integration; methods of interpolation, extrapolation and curve-fitting, error analysis. Methods will be illustrated by exercises requiring the use of a computer.


Anne-Marie Allison (PhD)
Office location: LH3050 (Lazaridis Hall)
Email: aallison@wlu.ca
Office Hours: Tentatively Monday and Wednesday noon - 1 p.m., or by appointment.


Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in BA209 (Bricker Academic Building)


Held every other Thursday, starting Sept. 14, 2018 in LH3066.

Lab Coordinator

Trevor Saunderson
Email: tsaunderson@wlu.ca
Office: LH3048
Telephone: x3012


Numerical Analysis, by J.H. Burden, Faires, Burden, 10th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2016.


Students may only use the approved scientific calculator, Casio FX-300MS Plus, on lab assignments, the midterm test and the final examination. No other calculator is allowed. It is available for purchase at the campus bookstore.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA307 MyLearningSpace website. You are responsible for checking here on a regular basis for important announcements.


A final mark out of 100 will be calculated as follows:

  • Clickers: 10%
  • Laboratories: 20%
  • Midterm Exam (Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in BA110): 30%
  • Final Examination (exact date and time to be announced): 40%

The final mark will be reported as a letter grade in accordance with the conversion table of the current undergraduate calendar.

This document is a summary of the course outline for MA307 and is provided for the convenience of students.