Lecture 1

Math/CS 471: Introduction to Scientific Computing, Fall 2014.


Goals of the Class

Basic topics we will cover:

The topics may not be covered in order or in a ''two steps forward one step backward fashion''

We will also discuss

Examples from applied math / engineering

Tools from mathematics

Tools from ''computer science''

Computer requirements

Baby demo

  1. ssh into linux.unm.edu
  2. Get the class repository
  3. Correct the first page using an editor
  4. Compile and check the results
  5. Commit
  6. Push