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Intermediate Level

Basic command of college-level mathematics (linear algebra and calculus). Basic level of programming proficiency: python programming language.

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 5-6 hours/week...

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Intermediate Level

Basic command of college-level mathematics (linear algebra and calculus). Basic level of programming proficiency: python programming language.

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 5-6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Machine arithmetics. Systems of linear algebraic equations.

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10 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
10 videos
A simple worked example.5m
Machine arithmetics. Representation of real numbers.6m
Machine epsilon. Over- and underflow.8m
A crude estimate of the machine epsilon.2m
Systems of linear equations. Cramer's rule.5m
Gaussian elimination.10m
LU decomposition: the matrix form of the Gaussian elimination.9m
When does the Gaussian elimination work?2m
LU decomposition with pivoting. Permutation matrices.8m
1 reading
About the course10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Numerical linear algebra.

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12 videos (Total 72 min), 1 quiz
12 videos
Sensitivity of a linear system.3m
Vector norms.5m
Matrix norms.3m
Common matrix norms.4m
Sensitivity of a linear system. Condition number.11m
Cholesky decomposition.7m
Banded matrices. Thomas algorithm.3m
Shermann-Morrison formula.8m
QR decomposition.6m
Constructing the QR decomposition: Householder reflections.13m
Constructing the QR decomposition: Givens rotations3m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Non-linear algebraic equations.

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11 videos (Total 71 min), 1 quiz
11 videos
Localization of roots. Bisection.4m
Fixed-point iteration.4m
Aside: convergence rates and related technicalities.7m
Back to the fixed-point iteration.11m
Fine-tuning the fixed-point iteration.5m
Newton's iteration.16m
Multiple roots. Modified Newton's method.3m
Inverse quadratic interpolation.4m
Roots of polynomials.3m
Roots of polynomials: the companion matrix.3m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Iterative method for linear systems.

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7 videos (Total 46 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
Simple iteration for a linear system. Jacobi iteration.8m
Convergence criteria for simple iteration.4m
Seidel's iteration.9m
Successive over-relaxation.3m
Canonic form of two-step iterative methods for linear systems.10m
Variational approaches: minimum residual method.5m
Week
5
3 hours to complete

Interpolation and approximation. Modeling of data.

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9 videos (Total 65 min), 1 quiz
9 videos
Linear least squares problem.5m
Ordinary least squares: the normal equations.3m
Ordinary least squares: QR decomposition of the design matrix.7m
Global polynomial interpolation.8m
Lagrange interpolating polynomial.6m
Quantifying interpolation errors. Runge phenomenon.7m
Chebyshev nodes.8m
Interpolation of the Runge function.7m
Week
6
3 hours to complete

Numerical calculus: derivatives and integrals.

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13 videos (Total 80 min), 1 quiz
13 videos
Numerical derivatives: finite differences.7m
Truncation and roundoff errors: an interplay.9m
Higher order schemes.4m
Richardson extrapolation.7m
Integration: numeric quadratures.5m
Convergence rates of simple quadratures.6m
Simple geometric quadratures: Trapezoids, Simpson's rule and all that.7m
Error bounds for quadratures. Romberg extrapolation.4m
Integrals with singularities.6m
A check of convergence.4m
Recap: Newton-Cotes vs Gaussian quadratures.5m
Gaussian quadratures.6m
Week
7
3 hours to complete

Initial value problem for ordinary differential equations.

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7 videos (Total 64 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
Approximation and convergence.10m
Truncation error or Euler-like schemes.6m
Runge-Kutta methods.10m
Asymptotic stability of ODEs. Stiffness.12m
Linear Multistep methods.7m
Zero-stability of linear multistep methods.7m

Instructor

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Evgeni Burovski

Assistant professor
School of Applied mathematics, MIEM

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