EAS 205, Fall 2015

Applications of Scientific Computation

Course Information

Lectures: Towne 311, Mon & Wed, 4:30-6:00pm





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, Homeworks and Projects:

Available through our Canvas site


Project and Homework: 65%, Midterm: 15%, Final: 20%, Extra credit: 5% (for class/Piazza participation)


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 License:

MATLAB is free for students enrolled in EAS 205.
You can find license info here: MATLAB License site

Previous EAS 205 Offerings

Fall 2015 Fall 2014 Recording
Fall 2013 Recording
Spring 2012

Other useful resources:

Gilbert Strang's video lectures