Course: STAT 24300
Title: Numerical Linear Algebra
Instructor(s): Zhongjian Wang
Class Schedule: Sec 1: MWF 9:30 AM-10:20 AM in Eckhart 133
Description: This course is devoted to the basic theory of linear algebra and its significant applications in scientific computing. The objective is to introduce students to the tools needed to state, analyze, and solve multivariate problems. Students should leave the course ready to use linear algebra in future courses in algorithms, scientific computing, mathematical modeling, signal processing, multivariate statistics, data analysis, as well as the physical and social sciences. Topics include Gaussian elimination, vector spaces, linear transformations and associated fundamental subspaces, orthogonality and projections, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, diagonalization of real symmetric and complex Hermitian matrices, the spectral theorem, and matrix decompositions (QR, and Singular Value Decompositions). Systematic methods applicable in high dimensions and techniques commonly used in scientific computing are emphasized. Students enrolled in the graduate level STAT 30750 will have additional work in assignments, exams, and projects including applications of matrix algebra in statistics and numerical computations implemented in Matlab or R. Some programming exercises will appear as optional work for students enrolled in the undergraduate level STAT 24300.