Information for MATH 543
Approximation Theory
Spring 2011

Dr. Alan Genz

Class Information

Time and Place
Date: 15 weeks, January 10 - April 29, 2011.
Time: TuTh 1:35-2:40. Room: Webster B8.
Name: Alan Genz; Email: alangenz AT wsu DOT edu
Office: Neill 232; office hours: TuTh 2:45-3:30, or by appointment.
Interpolation and Approximation by Polynomials, by G.M. Phillips, Springer 2010, Chapters 1-3, 5-7.
A First Course in Wavelets with Fourier Analysis, by A. Boggess and F.J. Narcowich, Prentice-Hall 2009, Chapters 1-7.
Topics Covered
The course will focus on theory and algorithms for:
  1. Polynomial Interpolation (2 weeks)
  2. Best Polynomial Approximation (3 weeks)
  3. Numerical Integration (1 week)
  4. Spline Approximation (1 week)
  5. Fourier Approximation (3 weeks)
  6. Wavelet Approximation (4 weeks)
For details, see the course schedule.
The course grades will be based on five written assignments (total 55%), and three computing projects (total 45%). See the course schedule for more details about the assigments. All class work that you submit for grading should have been completed by you. Reduced credit will be given if you submit assigned work for grading and there is strong evidence that you copied another student's work.
All students in the class are encouraged to use the course information available at "".

Reasonable accommodations are available for students with a documented disability. If you have a disability and might need accommodations to fully participate in this class, please visit the Disability Resource Center (DRC, Washington Bldg, Room 217, 335-3417). All accommodations MUST be approved through the DRC.