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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.


  • J.W. Demmel, Applied numerical linear algebra, SIAM, 1997; requested.
  • C.T.Kelley, Iterative Methods for Linear and Nonlinear Equations SIAM, 1995; suggested.

Final grade: determined by 6 projects during the semester (66%), a mid-term (date TBA, 14%) and a final exam (8:00-11:00, Wed., Dec. 11, 20%). The students are welcome to think about the projects in group, but redaction and submission should be done individually. The use of TeX is encouraged but not required. Late submissions will be not accepted. The exams are individual and closed book.

Time and place: MWF 9:10-10:00, 2225 SAS Hall.

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