Fall 2019 Numerical Linear Algebra MTH 472


Dr. Vasilije Perovic




Lippitt Hall, 202H

Office Hours

Tuesday:   12:30pm - 1:30pm;    Wednesday:   12:00pm - 1:00pm;     Thursday:   9:00am - 10:00am;
Other times by appointment. Right before class is definitely not a good time to see me!

Class Time

Tuesday / Thursday   11:00am - 12:15pm,     Lippitt Hall 201.
Please turn off your cellphones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic gadgets during the class.
Regular attendance is expected.


Required: MTH 215 and MTH 243, or permission of the instructor.

Textbook (required)

Fundamentals of Matrix Computations, by David Watkins, Wiley, 3rd edition, 2010 (second edition is fine too).
Please bring this text with you to every class!


You should check SAKAI regularly for announcements, schedule changes, downloading resources, grade updates, etc.

Other Resources

A no-cost resource is a course on Linear Algebra, MIT OpenCourseWare, taught by Prof. Gil Strang.

Library Reserves

Numerical Linear Algebra by N. Trefethen and D. Bau.

Applied Numerical Linear Algebra by J. Demmel

Matrix Computations by G. Golub and C. Van Loan.

Computer Resources

Having access to MATLAB is required. Matlab is freely available to URI students.

Course Policies, Class Handout    (last updated September 2, 2019)   

Last modified: Monday, September 2, 2019.