MATH 544
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Web page for Math 544 (and CPT_S 531)

Matrix Computations, Spring 2018

MWF 9:10 - 10 am , SPARK 233

Michael Tsatsomeros, Neill Hall 229

Office phone: 335-3144

E-mail: tsat at wsu.edu

Office hours: TTh 1:30: - 2:30 pm, and by appointment

Here is the
syllabus.

Updated February 12, 2018

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Regarding Exercise 2.4.4 on Assignment 2,
try generating the matrix A (first two lines of provided
code in 2.4.4) by the commands
r = zeros(1,n); % zero vector with n entries

r(1:2) = [2, -1];

T = toeplitz(r); % Toeplitz matrix

E = speye(n); % nxn identity matrix, stored sparsely

A = kron(T,E) + kron(E,T); % Kronecker sum

% A is the discrete Laplacian in the standard ordering

p = symamd(A); % permutation for the symamd ordering

A = A(p,p); % discrete Laplacian in symamd ordering

This should work in octave and matlab. It avoids using
delsq and numgrid which only work in matlab.

We will use Matlab (available in the math department computer labs) or
GNU Octave
(a free alternative to Matlab) for linear algebraic and other computations.
There are many freely available resourses to familiarize yourselves with this software.
Here are some options to get you started:

Matlab Primer,
Matlab Guide (by Xenofontos), Octave Tutorial (by Long), and these Matlab/Octave basics.
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### Homework assignments
(read disclaimer below)

**Assignment 1**: 1.1.20, 1.2.4, 1.3.26, 1.7.10, 1.7.18, 1.7.35, 1.7.36, 1.7.50 (a).
Solutions (thanks Jakob).

**Assignment 2**: 1.8.4, 1.8.9, 1.8.11, 2.1.23, 2.1.30, 2.2.15, 2.4.4.
Due Friday, February 9, 2018.

**Assignment 3**: 2.5.10, 2.6.5, 2.6.6, 3.1.5 (a), (b), 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 3.2.8.
Due Friday, February 23, 2018.

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**Assignment 5**:

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**Assignment 7 **:

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