Ma 449: Numerical Applied Mathematics
Reading and Homework Assignment 1
Prof. Wickerhauser
You are encouraged to collaborate on homework, and to work additional
exercises from the indicated problem sections, although the homework grade
will be based only on the exercises listed below. Please return your
solutions to me by the end of class. LATE HOMEWORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Check your solutions to problems marked with an asterisk(*) against the
values in the textbook's Answers section, pp.646--672.
Read Chapter 1, Sections 1.1--1.3, of the text.
Do Exercise 9(a*,b) of Section 1.1, p.12.
Do Exercise 11(b*,c) of Section 1.1, p.12.
Do Exercise 12(a) of Section 1.1, p.13.
Do Exercise 2(c*,d) of Section 1.2, p.23.
Do Exercise 3(a*,b) of Section 1.2, p.23.
Do Exercise 1(a*,c) of Section 1.3, p.37.
Do Exercise 5(c*,d) of Section 1.3, p.37.
Do Exercise 11 of Section 1.3, p.38.
[Note: there are two errors in this section:
--p.25, example 1.15, (3a) approximates x to THREE significant digits.
--p.647, answer to Ex.1(a) approximates x to FIVE significant digits.
The formula in Def.1.8, p.25 is correct, but is misapplied in the text
example and the exercise.]
Do Algorithm 2(a,b,c) of Section 1.3, p.39.
[Note: the third edition of the text has a misprint at part (b). The
correct formula should be p(n) = (3/2)*p(n-1) - (1/2)*p(n-2) ]