Lectures: MW 2:05-3:25 pm
Location: KACB 2443
Instructor: Edmond Chow
Office Hours: Thursdays 2-4 pm in KACB 1332
TA: Aftab Patel
TA Office Hours: Fridays 11-12 pm in KACB 1343
Introduction to numerical solutions of the classical problems of linear algebra including linear systems, least squares, and eigenvalue problems.
PrerequisitesUndergraduate linear algebra (including eigenvalues and eigenvectors) taken relatively recently. The assignments will require Matlab programming (at least at the level of CS 1371). An undergraduate level course in numerical methods (e.g., MATH 4640) is strongly recommended.
Students will develop facility with the methods of numerical linear algebra, e.g., various factorizations, iterative methods, and their analysis. This leads to the following larger learning objectives for students in this course. The students will be able to:
40% Assignments (approximately 6)
40% Final exam. Students must pass the final exam to pass the course.
The best 5 out of 6 assignments will count toward your grade.
Assignment deadlines are 5 pm on the due date (normally a Monday or Wednesday), submitted at the TA's office. You can also hand in your assignment at the beginning of class on the due date.
Late assignments. If you are ill, you can have a one-week extension on the assignment deadline, provided you have a doctor's note or some other official documentation dated the same week. There is no need to send me e-mail beforehand, but attach your doctor's note to your assignment. Otherwise, late assignments are not accepted (since you only need to submit 5 of the 6 assignments).
Distance Learning students: Assignments are due 72 hours after the published due date. Exams will be held one week after on-campus exams.