Math 612 Computational Methods for for Equation Solving and Function Minimization
- 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)
- Become a SIAM member for free as student and get 30% off list price; go to siam.org/Membership/Join-SIAM/Individual-Members, select the student category, and see the column at the far right. UD has a student chapter so you can join via that chapter.
- 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.
- From the MathWorks web site (Matlab's developer), there is extensive help and
- UD Math's Toby Driscoll has written a very good, but perhaps advanced MatLab tutorial
available in e-book form.
- An intro level numerical computing book is Numerical Computing with Matlab by Cleve Moler
in e-book form.
- An optimization book that will be used occasionally in this course is Iterative Methods for Optimization by CT Kelley
in e-book form. Some of the functions used for optimization will be based on functions from this book.
Richard Braun 7/29/19