MAA 208 covers the very important topic of numerical linear algebra. Starting with recalling linear algebra’s basic concepts (i.e. vectors, matrices, addition and multiplication), we quickly concentrate on methods for solving linear systems. Students study typical direct and iterative methods together with their practical implementation. This permits them to compare the methods in terms of complexity depending on the size of the problem to solve. The emphasis is put on the practical resolution of the problems and the theory that is required to understand the behavior of the methods considered. Subtle notions such as condition number, order of convergence, etc. are covered and explained. The course finishes with a project which is defended in-class during the last week of the semester. Students are evaluated based on this their project presentation, a report, and coursework.

- Teaching coordinator: Benoît Dagallier
- Teaching coordinator: Thomas Lartigue
- Teaching coordinator: Teddy Pichard