This course is discontinued

INF-MAT4350 – 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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Recommended previous knowledge

Basic courses in introductory programming, calculus, and linear algebra

Overlapping courses

10 credits with INF-MAT3350 – Numerical linear algebra (discontinued) and 10 credits with MoD200/IN 227/IN 225


Lectures and problem solving sessions. Mandatory assignments must be completed during the course. Rules for mandatory assignmnets.


4 hour written final examination. The mandtoryassignments must be accepted prior the exam. General information about the examination.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

The Course Auditor is Trond Steihaug.

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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Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

The subject is regarded equal to MoD200 when practicing exam regulations.


It is strongly recomended to attend the first lecture since it will be given important information.

Facts about this course






Every autumn

This version of the subject will be held for the last time Autumn 2012. The course will continue as MAT-INF4130 Numerical linear algebra at the Department of Mathematics. There may be some minor changes in the curriculum.


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)