This course is a prerequisite for Numerical Analysis II, Digital Signal Processing (Part II).
The aims of this course are to provide introductions to floating-point
arithmetic, numerical analysis and numerical software. Current
implementations of floating-point arithmetic will be described. The
basic principles of good numerical techniques will be illustrated by
examples, but it will be shown that the design of a numerical
algorithm is not necessarily straightforward, even for simple
problems. The emphasis of the course will be on principles and
practicalities rather than mathematical analysis.
General description; the numerical analyst's view; overflow and
underflow. [0.6 lectures]