Numerical Linear Algebra (CCOM4065)

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Credits: 3
Students should take this course at: Elective

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Computer Programming (CCOM3033) and Fun with Programming Interview Problems (CCOM4995)


This is a course on numerical methods to solve problems of matrix algebra. Since the methods provide approximations to the actual solution of the problem, it is important to study the error obtained by the methods. Algorithms will be described and the mathematical foundations of the algorithms as well as its implementation on the computer will be discussed. We will use a high-level programming platform to implement the methods. We will use test problems to show the strengths and weaknesses of the methods. At the end of each chapter, we will discuss a real-life problem in which one of the methods discussed is used to solve the problem.