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 https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/KYGTJR

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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