MAT 423: Numerical analysis I

Fall 2018

Class Time M,W 10:30am – 11:45am
Class Location Tempe – WXLRA 113
Instructor S├ębastien Motsch
Office WXLRA 836
Email smotsch@asu[dot]edu
Office Hours M,W 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Class webpage www.seb-motsch.com/teaching


  • Richard L. Burden, J. Douglas Faires, Numerical Analysis (9th edition)


  • Gilbert Strang, Linear algebra and its applications
  • Lloyd N. Trefethen, David Bau III, Numerical linear algebra.

Course description

  1. Solving non-linear scalar equation: f(x)=0 (Chap. 2)
  2. Linear systems: Ax=b (Chap. 6-7,9)
  3. Solving non-linear systems (Chap. 10)
  4. Linear programming (Chap.8 from Strang’s book)

The Mid-term is scheduled (to be confirmed) on for Wednesday October 3rd in class.

Class Schedule

Aug 20 – 22 Presentation course – Review calculus (Taylor polynomial)
Aug 27 – 29 Bisection and Newton method, fixed-point iteration (2.1-2.3)

Class homework

Jan 19