
LECTURE: 
Duncan Hall 1064, 9am MWF 


INSTRUCTOR: 
Mark Embree (embree@rice.edu)
Duncan Hall 3019, (713) 3486160 


OFFICE HOURS: 
Monday 1011am, Thursday 1:303:00pm, or by appointment.



PREREQUISITE: 
CAAM 335 Matrix Analysis, or equivalent background in linear algebra
and MATLAB programming.



GRADING: 
50% problem sets, 50% exams 
 Class participation will be considered when assigning borderline grades,
as will improvement from the midterm exam to the final.



PROBLEM SETS: 
There will be approximately eight problem sets, each involving both written work
and computational exercises in MATLAB. You are encouraged to discuss these
assignments, but the final writeup (including computer code) must be entirely
your own work. As a rule of thumb, you should spend an hour working
each problem independently before collaborating with a classmate.
You may not consult solutions from previous sections of this class. 


Late policy: Your first two late assignments will not incur a penalty, but each
subsequent late assignment will be penalized 20%. No work will be accepted
more than one class period late without prior arrangement or a written excuse.
(This implies that you may not use two 'lates' on one assignment.) 


EXAMS: 
Two takehome, closed book exams will each account for 25% of the final grade.
These pledged exams must be your individual, unassisted effort. 


TEXTS: 
An Introduction to Numerical Analysis
by Endre Süli and David Mayers, Cambridge, 2003. 

Numerical Linear Algebra
by Lloyd N. Trefethen and David Bau, III, SIAM, 1997.
Note: members of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) may purchase this textbook
direct from SIAM for $40.25 (plus shipping).
Rice students receive free membership by joining the
Rice University Chapter of SIAM.
Click here to join.



SYLLABUS: 
pdf 

SCHEDULE: 
pdf 


RECOMMENDED 
Applied Numerical Linear Algebra by James W. Demmel, SIAM, 1997

READING: 
Numerical Analysis: An Introduction by Walter Gautschi, Birkhauser, 1997


Matrix Computations by Gene H. Golub and Charles F. Van Loan, 3rd ed., Johns Hopkins, 1996


MATLAB Guide
by Desmond J. Higham and Nicholas J. Higham, 2nd ed., SIAM, 2005


Numerical Computing with IEEE Floating Point Arithmethic
by Michael L. Overton, SIAM, 2001


Afternotes on Numerical Analysis by G. W. Stewart, SIAM, 1996


Afternotes Goes to Graduate School by G. W. Stewart, SIAM, 1998


RECOMMENDED 
KTRU Rice radio: be true to your school

LISTENING: 
Late Junction: plainsong to Pärt, from the BBC


Andy Kershaw: music from Mali to Miracle Legion, from the BBC
