Syllabus: Numerical Analysis (Fall 2023)

Basic Info

Welcome to Numerical Analysis (MATH-UA.0252, MATH-UY.4424)! This syllabus contains important information regarding course policies and procedures. Please also consult the course page on Academic Integrity.

Course goals

Accommodations and Accessibility

While participation in and engagement with the course is necessary, I recognize that not everyone has the same learning needs. I am happy to work with you directly, or with you in conjunction with the Center for Student Accessibility (CSA) to accommodate your individual needs. This includes accommodations for religious/cultural holidays, learning needs, sickness, etc. Please reach out to me with any concerns.

Absenses which can be forseen must be planned for in advance.


There is no required textbook. In addition to the course notes, it is recommended that you read the relevant topics in:

Both of these texts are available online for free with an NYU netID.


Grading is broken down as follows:

Numerical grades will be converted to letter grades using the following thresholds:

Cutoff 95% 93% 90% 85% 83% 80% 75% 65%
Grade A A- B+ B B- C+ C D

These thresholds may be adjusted based on the final grades, but they will only be moved down; i.e. any changes can only bennefit your final grade.


Active participation in the course is expected. This will be evaluated through participation points. If you earn 7+ points, your particpation grade will be min(#points,10)%. If you earn 5-6.99 points you will receive 3%. Less than 5 points will receive 0%.

There are many ways in which you can participate to earn you participation points.

It is your responsibility to make sure that the attendence to worksheets, office hours, and recitation is correct. Corrections to the Gradescope assignment will not be made for activities more than 2 weeks in the past.


You are highly encouraged to work with peers on the homework, but you must write up the solutions on your own. See the page on Academic Integrity for more information.

While subject to change, it is planned that we will have 7 homeworks.

Submission policy (Gradescope)

Failure to properly submit homework may result in a grade reduction.


While subject to change, it is planned that we will have 7 quizzes.

Final project