MAT-INF4130 – Numerical Linear Algebra
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
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
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: MAT1100 – Calculus, MAT1110 – Calculus and Linear Algebra, MAT1120 – Linear Algebra, MAT-INF1100 – Modelling and Computations and INF1000 – Introduction to object-oriented programming (continued) / INF1100 – Introduction to programming with scientific applications (continued).
- 10 credits overlap with INF-MAT3350 – Numerical linear algebra (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with INF-MAT4350 – Numerical linear algebra (discontinued)
The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the Department for more information if necessary.
3 hours of lectures and 2 hours of problem sessions per week.
Final written examination.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
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.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.
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.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.