2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    Jan 20, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue

MATH 260 - Computational Mathematics

An exploration of computer manipulation and presentation of mathematical ideas. The computer allows mathematics to be explored, manipulated and connected to data. No background in programming is presumed. Students learn how numbers are stored and manipulated on the computer in order to do mathematics (from calculus to linear algebra to exploring patterns in the integers), how mathematical functions can be encoded and presented, and how data relates to functions. Induction and continuity are methods of proof relying on infinity, yet will be explored using the finite number cruncher called a computer. The results provide examples and intuition for further mathematical investigation. The required lab portion of the course allows students to implement these ideas in practice.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: MATH 260L  
Prerequisites: (MATH 162  or MATH 112) and (MATH 163  or MATH 113)
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Junior, Senior
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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