Issues in Scientific Computing


CS4414: Theory and techniques of modern computational mathematics, computing environments, computational linear algebra, optimization, approximation, parameter identification, finite difference and finite element methods and symbolic computation. Project-oriented course; modeling and analysis of physical systems using state-of-the-art software and packaged subroutines.

Prerequisites: MATH 2214, MATH 3214.


  • When this course is taught by Computer Science faculty, the Math 3214 prerequisite may be waved; but CS/Math 3414 is recommended as a good preparation in place of Math 3214.
  • This course counts as a CS capstone course when taught by a CS faculty member.


This course is part of the Scientific Computing track.

See: course web pages.

Taught By: Adrian Sandu
Layne Watson
Yang Cao