Archived Versions

18.335J / 6.337J Introduction to Numerical Methods

As taught in: Fall 2006

The image of the unit sphere under an m x n matrix.

The image of the unit sphere under any m x n matrix is a hyperellipse. (Image by Dr. Per-Olof Persson.)




Dr. Per-Olof Persson

Course Features

Course Description

This course offers an advanced introduction to numerical linear algebra. Topics include direct and iterative methods for linear systems, eigenvalue decompositions and QR/SVD factorizations, stability and accuracy of numerical algorithms, the IEEE floating point standard, sparse and structured matrices, preconditioning, linear algebra software. Problem sets require some knowledge of MATLABĀ®.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m.