MATH3371 is a Mathematics Level III course. See the course overview below.
Units of credit: 6
Prerequisites: MATH2501 OR MATH2601 OR MATH2019 (DN) or MATH2099 (CR)
Exclusion courses: MATH5371 - jointly taught
Cycle of offering: Term 1 2022
More information: This recent course outline (PDF) contains information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus. This will be provided closer to term.
Please note the following recent changes to the programs 3956 and 3962, in Applied Mathematics.
1. From 2022 there will be 3 new courses:
2. From 2024 all level 3 students in Applied Maths should note that MATH3051 and MATH3041 will be one of two possible core courses.
The Online Handbook entry contains information about the course timetable. (The timetable is only up-to-date if the course is being offered this year.)
If you are currently enrolled in MATH3371, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.
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.