Course news, autumn 2008
Scientific Computation Computational Algebra 2008
This web page contains the informations for the first part of the course. The informations concerning the second part, Methods for large matrices, will be found here.
InstructorsMichael Hanke, room D4529, phone 08-7906278: Lectures, Examiner
Sara Zahedi, room D4519, phone 08-790 7142: lab sessions, advisor. Questioning hours: Tuesdays 15-16
Plan for lectures 2008Lectures, Föreläsningar, F1-F6 are given in various lecture halls around campus. Look carefully at your maps!
Lab sessions, L1-L5, are held in rooms Grå, Karmosin, and Orange in the main building E, western wing 5 th floor. The exception is L6 which will be held in Spelhallen och Sporthallen.
Preparation: Texts from Strang Applied Mathematics.
Text: Lc Text in lecture notes chapter c. D c.s Demmel text book Chapter c section s.
Contents: What is discussed in this lecture.
Assignments: Computing lab assignments given out this week.
Computer lab assignmentsThe laboratory work consists of three assignments carried out by groups of no more than two students. Each group hands in a report on each assignment in the NADA mailbox outside the Students' expedition (NOT the instructors' mail stops!), according to the schedule below. Attach a cover page properly filled in. It can be downloaded here or fetched at the Student Expedition. We strongly prefer paper hand-ins, the Swedish post office can be relied upon for those unable to attend in person. Homework is handed back in the Student Expedition.
The assignment reports should be clearly written and easy to read for the grader. If you use a computer, you must edit the output and write a descriptive summary. Mere sheaves of computer plots and printed output will not be accepted. Here are some guidelines how a report should be prepared. A good example of a nice report can be found here.
Here are the references to the computer labs:
Text bookMost of the course is in the book: James W. Demmel, Applied Numerical Linear Algebra, SIAM 1997, Order code OT56, homepage
It has been difficult to get the book in Stockholm. There is a way to buy it directly from the publisher, who offers a discount for members. SIAM offers a free student membership to students of SIAM member schools of which one is Royal Institute of Technology, KTH. Sign in at SIAM: Students
You may follow the first part of the course, 3 hp, without the book, but if you intend to follow the second, 7.5 hp, you are recommended to get the book.
Lecture notesAxel Ruhe: Topics in Linear Algebra. Sold at the students' expedition
Review questions used to prepare for exam will be distributed: RevQ.pdf
ExaminationThe grading of this part of the course is based on the three programming assignments and a written examn with questions covering the theory part of the course.
This part of the courses DN2251/2 Computational Algebra is 3 ECTS. We grade the labs up to 6 each and the exam 18, total up to 36. To pass the course you must have submitted all 3 labs and taken the exam with at least 9. If you pass you get a grade according to the accumulated number of points. So grade E corresponds to at least 12 points.