MATH 706

Numerical Linear Algebra  - Spring 2007
Professor Robert Sharpley
Meets: TuTh   11:00-12:15 in LeConte College 112

Instructor Information
 Office:   LeConte 313 D, and Sumwalt 206.
 Office Hours: TuTh 10:00-11:00, M 2:30-3:30
   and by appointment.

Course Topics

Orthogonality, norms, orthogonal and affine projections, Singular Value Decomposition (SVD), matrix factorizations, finite precision arithmetic, stability, least squares, systems of equations, direct and iterative methods, pre-conditioning, eigenvalue/eigenvector problems, quadrature, and conjugate gradient methods. Includes theoretical development of concepts and constructive methods realized in terms of practical algorithm implementation in matlab.

   Math 700 (Math 700)

Primary Reference

Numerical Linear Algebra by Lloyd N. Trefethen and David Bau, Paperback - SIAM, 1997.
([ISBN-0-89871-371-361-7],   Call #: QA184.T74 1997).

Course Grading
   Assigned Homework (20%), Two Tests (25 % each) and Final (30%).

Important Course Dates:

January 16   (Tuesday)
January 22   (Monday)
February 26   (Monday)
February 27   (Tuesday)
March 11-18   (Sun.-Sun.)
April 12   (Thursday)
April 30   (Monday)
May 3   (9 am, Thursday)  
Classes Begin
Last Day for Withdrawal w/o penalty
Last Day for Withdrawal w/o WF grade
Test 1
Spring Break - no classes
Test 2
Classses End
Final Exam

Homework Assignments & Other Course Materials
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