EAS 205, Fall 2014
Applications of Scientific Computation
Lectures: Towne 311, Mon & Wed, 4:30-6:00pm
Instructor: Ladislav Kavan, office hours: Thursday 2:00-3:30pm, Levine 303
TAs: Yu Wang, office hours: Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm, Moore 103
Doron Shapiro, office hours: Monday 1:00-3:00pm, Moore 100C
Krithika Baskaran, office hours: Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm, Moore 207
Vector spaces, Matrix groups, Inner products, Orthogonality, Basis, Dimension, Solving systems of linear equations, Matrix inversion, LU decomposition, Determinants, Orthogonal matrices, Coordinate transformations, Quadratic forms, Eigenvectors and eigenvalues, Singular Value Decomposition, Matrix powers and matrix exponential, Solution of linear differential equations
Course notes:Recorded lectures are available on YouTube
Homeworks and projects:
Available through our Canvas site
Project and Homework: 65%, Midterm: 15%, Final: 20%, Extra credit: 5% (for
The best place to ask is our Piazza site
Introduction to Linear Algebra.
Gilbert Strang, Wellesley Cambridge Press, 4th edition, 2009.
If you are serious about MATLAB:
Essential Matlab for Engineers and Scientists.
Brian Hahn and Dan Valentine, Academic Press, 2010, 4th edition.
MATLAB is free for students enrolled in EAS 205.
You can find license info here:
MATLAB License site
Previous EAS 205 Offerings
Other useful resources:
Gilbert Strang's video lectures