‘18.330: Introduction to Numerical Analysis’

Table of contents

  1. Course Info
  2. Realistic Prerequisites
  3. Course Staff
  4. Lectures
  5. Problem Sets
  6. Exams
  7. Resources
  8. Grading

Course Info

Class Size 9
Hours/Week 9.6 (5 responses)
Instructors Laurent Demanet
Overall Rating 5.8/7.0

Realistic Prerequisites

  • The content of 18.03 was a necessary prerequisite.

Course Staff

  • There are no TAs. The professor was very willing to help as needed.


  • The lectures were challenging and prepared students for the problem sets.

Problem Sets

  • Reasonable, relative to lectures.
  • Over the semester, there were only 5 problem sets with ample time for each.
  • Challenging lectures prepared students for the problem sets.


  • The midterm was somewhat challenging, and some students were unable to finish on time.


  • The textbook was Suli & Mayers, An Introduction to Numerical Analysis.
  • Typed lecture notes written by the instructor were very helpful.


  • The grading was 50% problem sets with the lowest problem set dropped, 20% midterm, and 30% final.