Class Schedule

    bullet MW 08:15am --9:30am .   Keller Hall 3-125


    bullet Yousef Saad e-mail: saad =at= umn
    bullet Office: Keller H. 5-225B -- Office Phone: (612)624-7804

Teaching Assistant:

    bullet Zechen Zhang [e-mail zhan5260 =at= umn ]

Office Hours

Who: When: Where:
Yousef Saad Tu & Th 11:00am -- 12:00pm First 30mn: Zoom - then Keller 5-225B
Zechen Zhang Mo & Fr 11:00am -- 12:00pm Mo: Zoom -- Fr: Keller 2-246

The office hours of Yousef Saad will be in mixed mode: the first 30mn are via zoom and the second half will be in the office (Keller 5-225B). His office hours will be open to all (no waiting room for online ones). If needed you can arrange one-on-one meetings (via zoom or in person) with the instructor. Zechen's office hours will be via Zoom on Monday and in person (Keller Hall 2-209) on Friday. Zoom links will be available on the Canvas site.

Short description of course: Line

This course introduces the basic numerical techniques of linear algebra. The emphasis of the course is on the design of these algorithms and their analysis, with some coverage of related applications to motivate and support the material. Because of this emphasis, it requires a good background in mathematics, and more specifically in linear algebra. For a detailed description see the syllabus
At the minimum the students in this class should be familiar with linear algebra and matrices at the level of csci 2033. A knowledge of matlab -- or alternatively Python+numpy -- is assumed for testing the algorithms.
Relations with csci 5302: The overlap between csci 5304 and csci5302 is minimal. The two courses are in fact complementary and taking them will give the student an excellent coverage of numerical methods.