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

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.
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 21 (week 6)
 Midterm 2: April 25 (week 11)
 Final: May 30 (week 16)
(Sample exam questions: 1,
2,
3)
For midterms, discussions will be in the following week.
The discussion for the final exam will be at ??
Grading
30% homework, 70% Exam or
25% homework, 75% Exam (tentative)
Some (usually 10%) may fail if they don't work hard.
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