CBAS 210: Academic Writing II


Objectives: This course is to build upon the foundation of good written communication skill acquired by the student in the Academic Writing I through exercises that consolidate the student’s knowledge, skills and strategies, and prepares the student for scientific written communication needs at the higher levels.

Description: The course involves matrices, linear homogeneous systems, and eigenvectors and values. Numerical methods and errors, stability, and convergence. Solving systems of linear equations: Gaussian elimination, Gauss-Jordan, LU decomposition methods. Solving nonlinear equations: Fixed point iteration, bisection method, false position method, secant, and Newton Raphson method. Curve-fitting and interpolation: Lagrange and Newton’s polynomial.