|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.
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.).