This course is discontinued

INF-MAT3350 – Numerical linear algebra

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Course content

Direct methods for linear equations, matrix norms and condition numbers, orthogonal transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, over determined systems, singular value decomposition, iterative methods for linear systems

Learning outcome

To give students a good background in numerical methods and further training in linear algebra. The student will learn advanced tools useful for graduate studies in computational science.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway, you must either have 2MX/2MY/3MZ from Norwegian upper secondary school, or have completed equivalent studies in mathematics at upper secondary school or university level at another educational institution. Read more about fulfilling special requirements.

Recommended previous knowledge

Basic courses in introductory programming, calculus, and linear algebra

Overlapping courses

10 credits with INF-MAT4350 – Numerical linear algebra (discontinued) and 10 credits with MoD200/IN 227/IN 225


Lectures and problem solving sessions


3 hour written final examination, compulsory programming exercises

Resit an examination

This subject does not offer new examination in the beginning of the subsequent term for candidates who withdraw during an ordinary examination or fail an ordinary examination. For general information about new examination, see
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Note that the first lecture is compulsory. The subject is regarded equal to MoD200 when practicing exam regulations.

Course Auditor: Trond Steihaug

Facts about this course




Every autumn

This version of the course will be taught for the last time Autumn 2007. INF-MAT4350 – Numerical linear algebra (discontinued) will still be held.


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)