## Math 270C, Lecture 1, Spring 2014

## Mathematical Aspects of Scientific Computing: Computational Linear Algebra

**Lecture Meeting Time:** MWF 3.00PM - 3:50PM.

** Lecture Location:** MS 5148.

**Instructor:** Luminita A. Vese

**Office:** MS 7620-D

**Office hours:** MWF 5pm (at MS 7620-D or MS 4000A). Please let me know at the end of the class if you need to see me, or by email.

**E-mail:** lvese@math.ucla.edu

**Recommended Textbooks:**

"*Matrix Computations*", G. Golub and C. VanLoan (placed on reserve at
SEL Library), Chapter 10.

"*Iterative Methods for Solving Linear Systems*", A. Greenbaum.

"*Iterative Solution of Large Sparse Systems of Equations*", W. Hackbusch.

"*Numerical Linear Algebra*", L.N. Trefethen, D. Bau.

"*Numerical Linear Algebra (and applications)*", B.N. Datta.

"*Introduction to Numerical Analysis*", by J. Stoer and R. Bulirsch,
Chapter 8.

**Requisites:** courses 115A, 151A, 151B, Program in Computing 10A.

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__**SYLLABUS**
WILL BE UPDATED

**Useful Links:**
PIC Lab: Boelter Hall 2817 and
Mathematical Sciences 3970

http://www.pic.ucla.edu/piclab/
MATLAB Documentation (thanks to Professor Chris Anderson, UCLA)
Class Web Page: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~lvese/270c.1.14s/
Numerical Recipes
Getting started with MATLAB

**Homework Policy:**
Several ssignments involving both theoretical and computational exercises
will be given. Late homework will be accepted.

**Examinations:** There are no written exams.

**Grading Policy:** Grading will be based on class participation (10%) and
on weekly assignments.

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__**Properties of matrices**

**Homework Assignments:**

** HW #1: Due on Wednesday, April 9.
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** HW #2: Due on Monday, April 21.
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** HW #3: Due on Wednesday, April 30.
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** HW #4: Due on Monday, May 12.
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** HW #5: Due on Wednesday, May 21.
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** HW #6: Due on Monday, June 2.
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__**Symmetric, Tridiagonal, Positive Definite System Solver**

Thomas algorithm can also be used for solving a tridiagonal linear system.

** HW #7: Due on Friday, June 13.
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