MATH5371 is a Honours and Postgraduate Coursework Mathematics course.
Units of credit: 6
Exclusion courses: MATH3371 - jointly taught
Cycle of offering: Term 1 2022
More information: This recent course handout (pdf) contains information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus. This will be provided closer to the start of term.
The Online Handbook entry contains information about the course timetable.
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Algorithms from numerical linear algebra are ubiquitous in scientific and statistical software. The theoretical component of the course aims to impart an understanding of how these algorithms work as well as an appreciation of their potential limitations. Familiar pencil-and-paper methods suitable for solving small problems by hand calculation must typically be modified or replaced by different approaches when faced with large problems whose solution is feasible only with the help of a computer.
To illustrate the applications of numerical linear algebra, a variety of examples from statistics, data science and applied mathematics are described. The course includes a substantial computing component providing practical experience with widely used software libraries.