## University of Kentucky

# MA/CS 522 - Matrix Theory and Numerical Linear Algebra I

## Fall 2018

## MWF 1:00 - 1:50pm, CB 341

## Instructor

Dr. Qiang Ye

Office: 735 Patterson Office Tower

Phone:257-4653

Email: qye3 "at" uky . edu

Office Hours: MWF 2:00-3:00

## Textbook

## Computing

Access to a computer on which a recent version of MATLAB runs is required for this
course. MATLAB documentation is available from at least two sources.
First, MATLAB has an extensive
on-line help facility (just type "help" or
"help commandname" in
MATLAB). Second, Matlab Primer 3.5 is a free brief manual only
slightly out of date. Moler’s book also provides a good introduction to MATLAB.
UK has a campus-wide license for MATLAB, which you can download here. To use it off-campus, you need VPN connection.

The Free Software Foundation's Matlab
clone called Octave
may also be used by those who do not have access to MATLAB.

## Course Coverage

The course studies numerical algorithms and their theoretical background and
analysis for solving
dense linear algebra problems that include linear systems of equations,
linear least squares problems, matrix eigenvalue problems, and matrix
singular value problems. It will cover most of the first five chapters of the text.
## Homework and Exams

There will be about nine homeworks, a midterm exam and a final exam. They contribute 60%, 15%, and 25% respectively towards the grade. More information will be posted here when available.

Solutions to homework are posted below:
## Some links of interest