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MA/CS 580

Numerical Analysis I

Many problems in Engineering and the Sciences involve large systems of equations.

Topics: direct and iterative methods for linear systems, least squares, eigenvalue problems, singular value decomposition, resolution of nonlinear systems.


  • Lloyd N. Trefethen and David Bau Numerical linear algebra, SIAM, 1997; requested.
  • C.T.Kelley, Iterative Methods for Linear and Nonlinear Equations SIAM, 1995; suggested.

Final grade: determined by 6 or 7 projects during the semester (80%) and a mid-term exam (20%) (date TBA). The students are welcome to work on the projects and submit in group, a group being a set of one, two or three students. The use of TeX is strongly encouraged but not required. Late submissions will be not accepted. The exam is individual and closed book.

Time and place: 4:30-5:45, T H, 2229 SAS Hall.

Contact info: Pierre A. Gremaud, Dept. of Math., NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-8205, phone: 919-515-3085, email: