Math 612 Computational Methods for for Equation Solving and Function Minimization
 Class meetings
 TR 9:3010:45 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 23, W 12, or by appointment.
 Syllabus
 Syllabus
 Textbooks
 Trefethen and Bau, ``Numerical Linear Algebra'' (SIAM, 1997, ISBN10 0898713617 or ISBN13 9780898713617, paperback)
 ``Linear and Nonlinear Optimization'' by Griva, Nash and Sofer (SIAM, 2009, 2nd ed., ISBN 9780898716610 for hardback)
 Become a SIAM member for free as student and get 30% off list price; go to siam.org/Membership/JoinSIAM/IndividualMembers, 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 ebooks listed below are available via the UD library subscription.
 From the MathWorks web site (Matlab's developer), there is extensive help and
documentation here.
 UD Math's Toby Driscoll has written a very good, but perhaps advanced MatLab tutorial
available in ebook form.
 An intro level numerical computing book is Numerical Computing with Matlab by Cleve Moler
in ebook form.
 An optimization book that will be used occasionally in this course is Iterative Methods for Optimization by CT Kelley
in ebook form. Some of the functions used for optimization will be based on functions from this book.
Richard Braun 7/29/19