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18.335J / 6.337J Numerical Methods of Applied Mathematics I, Fall 2001

Image of LU decomposition with pivoting.
Image of LU decomposition with pivoting: banded matrix. (Image courtesy of Dr. Stefanica.)

Highlights of this Course

The web site for this Graduate Level mathematics course includes homework assignments and solutions, two in-class exams, a project, and related study materials.

Course Description

IEEE-standard, iterative and direct linear system solution methods, eigendecomposition and model-order reduction, fast Fourier transforms, multigrid, wavelets and other multiresolution methods, matrix sparsification. Nonlinear root finding (Newton's method). Numerical interpolation and extrapolation. Quadrature.

Technical Requirements

File decompression software, such as Winzip or StuffIt, is required to open the .tar files found on this course site. The .tar files contain additional files which require software as well. MATLAB® software is required to run the .m files.
Postscript viewer software, such as Ghostscript/Ghostview, can be used to view the .ps files.
Ghostscript/Ghostview, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator are among the software tools that can be used to view the .eps files.

MATLAB® is a trademark of The MathWorks, Inc.



Dr. Dan Stefanica

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session




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