CSCI 3656 Reading
The textbook for the course is Scientific Computing: An Introductory Survey by Mike Heath. Please read the pages assigned for the day carefully and think about them before you come to class. That'll ensure that you will be able to participate in the day's discussion.
Optional supplementary readings have been provided for several of the topics. Most of those readings are educational in nature meaning that you should be able to read them without difficulty. If you are interested in more advanced readings on any topic, please consult the instructor who should be able to advise.
In addition, the following books are on reserve in the Engineering Library. They all provide a different look at the covered material, and most are sources of other practice problems.
Gil Strang, Linear Algebra and Its Applications--an undergraduate level introductory textbook, worked out examples, problems with solutions.
David Kincaid, Ward Cheney, Numerical Analysis : Mathematics Of Scientific Computing--a slightly more advanced look at some of the material (just slightly). It's mainly on reserve because it was available.
David Kincaid, Ward Cheney, Numerical Mathematics And Computing--an alternative to our text at about the same level of presentation (not available as the class is beginning)
S. D. Conte and Carl De Boor, Elementary Numerical Analysis : An Algorithmic Approach--a classic that may appeal to some.