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Seit SoSe 2022


Numerical Linear Algebra


Liesen, Jörg


Mündliche Prüfung


Fakultät II

Institut für Mathematik

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MA 3-3

Liesen, Jörg


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Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to analyze and apply algorithms for solving numerical problems of linear algebra, in particular linear algebraic systems and eigenvalue problems.


The course will cover the foundations of numerical linear algebra, including matrix decompsitions, perturbation theory and the basics of rounding error analysis. Several numerical methods for solving numerical problems of linear algebra will be discussed in detail. For linear algebraic systems the topics include direct and iterative methods, and structure-adapted solvers for special matrix classes. For eigenvalue problems the course will cover methods for full matrices (e.g., the QR algorithm) as well as for large and sparse matrices (e.g., the Lanczos and Arnoldi algorithms, and the Jacobi-Davidson method).

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Numerische Lineare Algebra/Numerical Linear Algebra (EN)VLWS/SSEnglish4
Numerische Lineare Algebra/Numerical Linear Algebra (EN)UEWS/SSEnglish2

Workload and Credit Points

Numerische Lineare Algebra/Numerical Linear Algebra (EN) (VL):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
180.0h(~6 LP)
Pre/post processing15.08.0h120.0h

Numerische Lineare Algebra/Numerical Linear Algebra (EN) (UE):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
120.0h(~4 LP)
Pre/post processing15.06.0h90.0h
The Workload of the module sums up to 300.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 10 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures (4 hours per week) present the course material. They are accompanied by homework assignments and exercise sessions that discuss numerical examples and the solution of exercises.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Desirable: Courses in Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, and Numerical Mathemtatics on the level of Lineare Algebra I+II, Analysis I+II, and Numerische Mathematik I at the TU Berlin.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Oral exam




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Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:
Winter- und Sommersemester.

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures


Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
G. H. Golub, C. F. Van Loan: Matrix Computations. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
N. J. Higham: Accuracy and Stability of Numerical Algorithms. SIAM, 2002.
Y. Saad: Iterative Methods for Sparse Linear Systems. SIAM, 2003.
Y. Saad: Numerical Methods for Large Eigenvalue Problems. SIAM, 2012.
G. W. Stewart, J.-g. Sun: Matrix Perturbation Theory, Academic Press, 1990.
L. N. Trefethen, D. Bau III: Numerical Linear Algebra. SIAM, 1997.
J. W. Demmel: Applied Numerical Linear Algebra. SIAM, 1997.
R. A. Horn, C. J. Johnson: Matrix Analysis. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
Scientific Computing (M. Sc.)11WiSe 2022/23WiSe 2022/23


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