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MA307B: Numerical Analysis (Winter 2019)

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.


MA122, MA104, MA201, MA205 and CP104.


CP315, MA371, PC315.


Professor Y. George Lai (PhD)
Office: LH3037 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office Hours: Tuesday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., or by appointment.
E: ylai@wlu.ca
T: x2107


Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. in LH1011 (Lazaridis Hall)

Lab Coordinator

Andrew Kabbes
Office: LH3048 (Lazaridis Hall)
E: akabbes@wlu.ca
T: x4519


Numerical Methods Using Matlab, 4th Edition, John Mathews and Kurtis Fink, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.


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:

  • Laboratories: 20%
  • Midterm Exam (Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in class): 30%
  • Final Examination (2.5 hours; exact date, time and location to be announced): 50%

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.