Spring 2016 |
Numerical Linear Algebra |
Math 6370 |

*We [he and Halmos] share a philosophy about linear algebra: we think
basis-free, we write basis-free , but when the chips are down we close the
office door and compute with matrices like fury.*
--- Irving Kaplansky on Paul Halmos: Celebrating 50 Years of Mathematics.

**Texts: ** Published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
and ** available at a 30% discount to SIAM
members. If you are not a member, then become one.
There is no charge for students, as WMU is an institutional
member of SIAM.**

- (Required) Numerical Linear Algebra, by L. N. Trefethen and David Bau
- (Optional, recommended for additional reading and MATLAB training) Numerical Computing with MATLAB, Revised Reprint, by Cleve Moler

**Software:
**Matlab, The MathWorks.
Available on the PCs in the College of Arts and Sciences Computer Lab, 3rd Floor, Rood
Hall. For lab hours see
http://www.wmich.edu/math/labs/index.html.
On your home computer
you may use the freely available Matlab clone,
**GNU Octave**. See
http://www.octave.org/
for more details. Binaries for Linux and Windows are available.

Linear Algebra Concepts You Should Know

MATLAB Workshop I Workshop II

**Homework:** Mix of pencil and paper problems and
projects in Matlab. Submissions should follow these guidelines.

**Exams:** Midterm (Feb 24) and a cumulative Final (Thurs Apr 28, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.).

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