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.

*Instructor : Niloufer Mackey   (nil.mackey AT wmich DOT edu)
*Office:   6618 Everett.   Phone:  269-387-4594 
*Office Hrs: MW: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.   TR: 1 - 2 p.m.     You may also see me by appointment. However, right before class is definitely not a good time to see me.
*Class Time: MW 2 - 3:15 p.m., Rood 2275.
*Prerequisite: Graduate level linear algebra (Math 5100 or Math 5300) and Numerical Analysis (Math 5070)

*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.

*Class Policies

*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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