Here's the plan for this quarter. It's somewhat tentative, so keep checking the page as the weeks go by.
Week  Project  Key Concepts  Textbook 




1  Prime Numbers  Learning basic Scilab  pp. 310, Chapter 2 
2  Infinite Series  Dangers of computer arithmetic  Chapter 3, 4.34.4, Epilogue: Part One 
3  Finding Roots  Algorithms, functions as arguments  pp. 105111, Chap 5.2, 6.2, Epilogue: Part Two 
4  The Planck function  Maxima/minima, Numerical Integration,  Chap 6.3, pp. 569583 
5  Numerical Integration  Methods of Numerical Integration  Chap 21.121.2, Epilogue: Part Six 
6  From the Earth to the Moon, part I  Differential equations  pp. 671680, Chap 25.1 
7  From the Earth to the Moon, part II  Improved methods  Chap 25.2, 25.5 
8  From the Earth to the Moon, part III  Checking numerical results  
910  The Final Project  Putting it all together 
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