Introduction to Numerical Methods

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.)


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18.335J / 6.337J

As Taught In

Fall 2010



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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 MATLAB®.

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Steven Johnson. 18.335J Introduction to Numerical Methods. Fall 2010. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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