- Instructor:
Chih-Jen Lin, Room 413, CSIE building.

The best way to contact me is via e-mails. - TA: Kent Loong Tan, tkloong.my at (gmail.com) (TA hour: Thursday 9am-12pm)
- Time: Monday 9:10-12:00, room 107, CSIE building

We have a 20-minute break at around 10:30**No class on April 24 due to an international conferenece. To make it up, starting from the first week, we will reduce the 20-minute break to 10 minutes** - This course will be taught in English. You are assumed to take notes.
- Slides (in pdf):
**We may still slightly changes some slides** - Textbook: no
- References:
- What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic David Goldberg, ACM Computing Surveys, 1991.
- Matrix computation, Fourth edition, Golub and Van Loan, Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2012. This is a very good book. I do recommend you to buy a copy.
- A practical introduction to Matlab by Mark S. Gockenbach

- FAQ of this course is here

- Floating point operations
- Basic Numerical Methods
- Numerical linear algebra
- Interpolation and approximation
- Performance tuning and benchmarks

We will particularly focus on numerical linear algebra.

- HW1, due on March 13
- HW2, due on March 27
- HW3, due on April 17

For each exam, only materials after the previous exam are covered. They may not be exactly the same as the previous years due to the teaching schedule.

- Midterm 1: March 27 (week 6)

See old exam questions - Midterm 2: May 22 (week 14)

See old exam questions - Final: June 19 (week 18)

See old exam questions

For midterms, discussions will be in the following week. The discussion for the final exam will be at ?? on June ?? (room ??).

Some (usually 10%) may fail if they don't work hard.

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