Math 612 Computational Methods for for Equation Solving and Function Minimization

R. J. Braun

Class meetings
TR 9:30-10:45 in Ewing 210. Some meetings will be optional because of, or will require work by you, because I will be preparing online material to a significant degree this semester. I will announce special days such as these in advance. More info on this later.

Office Hours
TR 2-3, W 1-2, or by appointment.


Trefethen and Bau, ``Numerical Linear Algebra'' (SIAM, 1997, ISBN10 0898713617 or ISBN13 978-0898713617, paperback)
``Linear and Nonlinear Optimization'' by Griva, Nash and Sofer (SIAM, 2009, 2nd ed., ISBN 978-0-898716-61-0 for hardback)
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Example Matlab Files
Numerical Linear Algebra Coming soon to Canvas.
Optimization Coming soon to Canvas.

Software Repositories and Tutorials
For matlab, the following may be helpful from time to time. The e-books listed below are available via the UD library subscription.

Richard Braun 7/29/19