Textbook: Numerical Linear Algebra, L. N. Trefethen and D. Bau, ISBN 089871487
Course Learning Objectives:
After completing the course the student will have the essential ideas that are needed to understand, implement, and analyze numerical algorithms for problems in Linear Algebra.
Prerequisites: MTH 331, MTH 442, and Matlab programming experience.
Grading: Grades will an average of 1) homework and projects and 2) in class exams. Final grades will be assigned according to the average as:
Attendance is at your discretion. However, you are responsible
covered in class, which at times will be quite different from the
text. Generally, in 400/600 level classes, attendance at every
class is expected.
Homework problems will be of two types: 1) Suggested problems for the purpose of assisting you in mastering the material and for preparing for exams. These will not be collected and graded. 2) Problems that will be collected and graded. Both types will be listed in nlaProblemsSpring2008.txt which will be updated as we advance through the semester.
Submitting Homework and Projects:
Hand written material should be submitted in class. All other
material should be submitted via a zip file email attachment with the
name hw#_StudentName.zip. All typed material should be in pdf
format (no Microsoft formats will be accepted). M-files must be
accompanied by sample output with explainations. A m-file is only
a supporting document. It is the write up that is
Homework or projects may be group or individual. On individual
work, you are expected and encouraged to discuss problems with others.
the work you turn in must be completely your own. Sharing or copying
penalized. For group work, one solution should be turned in
representing the combined efforts of the group.
Due dates/Makeup exams
If you are unable to take an exam due to an excused absence, you
must contact me prior
to the exam time and furnish the proper written verification of the
absence as defined by the MU
undergraduate catalog in order to take a
make-up exam. Excused absences, as defined by the MU
catalog, fall into three categories: (1) university sponsored
activities; (2) absences as a result of illness or death in the family;
(3) absences resulting from major religious holidays. Consult the
catalog for details. Extensions for homework and projects must be made
in advance of the due date.
Documented learning disabilities:
Accomodations will be made to assist students with documented learning disabilities. Students should make arrangements with the Help center to provide the instructor with a notice of accomodation.
For more information on the course see the course web page. Other courses in the Numerical Mathematics sequence are Numerical Linear Algebra and Numerical Differential Equations.