Math 571 - Numerical Mathematics I - Fall 2007
TR 12:40-1:55 - Ayres 309B
This course covers Numerical Linear Algebra (NLA) and Nonlinear Equations.
In NLA we will cover linear systems, least squares and eigenvalue problems.
We will develop different factorizations and iterative algorithms.
For the Nonlinear Equations we will discuss Newton's and other iterative
The prerequisites for this course are: Multi-variable calculus, linear
algebra, introductory numerical analysis/methods, some experience
programming in FORTRAN, PASCAL, C, or a similar language and
some experience with proofs.
- Syllabus (PDF)
- Text (1): Numerical Linear Algebra, by Lloyd N. Trefethen and David Bau, III, SIAM, 1997.
- Text (2): Numerical Methods for Unconstrained Optimization and Nonlinear Equations by J. E. Dennis, Jr. and Robert B. Schnabel, SIAM, 1996.
- Class Outline/Schedule Contains topics covered, important concepts and homework problems.
- Homework Contains homework assignments and solutions.
- Sample Midterm (PDF) (I make no claim as to
how this midterm may or may not be comparable to the one on Thursday).
- General Computing Resources
312B Ayres Hall
974-4269 or 974-2461
Office Hours: TR 2-3 and by appointment