# Math 151a Description and Prerequisites

** Math 151a, Applied Numerical Methods I (4 credits --- three
hours of lecture, one hour of discussion, letter grading) **

Introduction to numerical methods with emphsis on algorithms,
analysis of algorithms, and computer implementation issues.
Direct methods for solving linear systems, machine arithmetic,
solutions of nonlinear equations, interpolation, numerical
integration, and numerical differentiation.

## * Course Prerequisites *

- Math 32b, Calculus of Several Variables
- Math 33b, Differential Equations
- Math 115a, Linear Algebra I
- PiC 10a, Introduction to Programming