Course Syllabus

This course is an introductory graduate level course in numerical methods designed to give engineering, mathematics, and science students the expertise necessary to understand and use computational methods for solving scientific problems. The emphasis is on methods for linear algebra problems (direct methods for linear systems, linear least squares problems, and algebraic eigenvalue problems).

This is a five (5) credit course. 

An undergraduate course on linear algebra (MATH 308, AMATH 352, or equivalent) is strongly recommended. Familiarity with computer programming is assumed in this course.


  • Lloyd N. Trefethen and David Bau, III, Numerical Linear Algebra, SIAM, 1997, ISBN-13: 978-0-898713-61-9.


This class is a five (5) credit course. The average workload is 15 hours a week including class time (3 hours a week per credit hour). Class time amounts to 3 hours a week. Consequently, students are expected to spend, on average, 12 hours per week of outside contact with the material.


(Latest Update: August 18th, 2013 --- The actual syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.)

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