Numerical Methods
Course Outline
 Floating point operations
 Basic Numerical Methods
 Numerical linear algebra
 Interpolation and approximation
We will particularly focus on numerical
linear algebra.
Slides (in pdf) and recordings
 Course information
( video )

Floatingpoint systems

Direct methods for linear systems

BLAS

Iterative methods for linear systems

Nonlinear equations

Approximation

Fast Fourier Transformation
Homework
Roughly once every two weeks. Please write your homework/reports in English.
Every submission after the deadline will get zero points. See
FAQ about how to submit your
homework.
 HW1, due on March 16
 HW2, due on March 30
 HW3, due on April 13
 HW4, due on April 27
 HW5, due on May 11
Exams
You can bring notes (and other printed
materials).
Electronic devices are not allowed.
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 30 (week 6) Solutions
 Midterm 2: May 11 (week 12)
 Final: June 22 (week 18)
(Sample exam questions: 1,
2,
3)
For midterms, discussions will be in the following week. The discussion for the final exam will be at ?? on ?? (room ??).
Grading
30% homework, 70% Exam or
25% homework, 75% Exam (tentative)
Some (usually 10%) may fail if they don't work hard.
Issues related to COVID19
 According to school's regulation, all students must wear
masks
 If the covid situation becomes serious, we will move the course online.
 If you are sick, please do not come to the class.
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