CODE  61804 

ACADEMIC YEAR  2022/2023 
CREDITS 

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR  MAT/08 
LANGUAGE  Italian 
TEACHING LOCATION 

SEMESTER  1° Semester 
TEACHING MATERIALS  AULAWEB 
The course introduces to the basic concepts on using the computer to solve applied mathematical problems (in particular, solution of linear systems and data approximation) and provides basic notions of linear algebra with particular regard to matrix calculus, vector spaces, solution of linear systems and canonical form of matrices.
Acquiring the basic notions of linear algebra (vectors, matrices, linear transformations and eigenvalues) and of numerical analysis (complexity and error). Knowing the main computational methods for solving numerical linear algebra problems and some approximation problems.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
Traditional.
Lectures are mainly given in classroom (apart pandemics restrictions), except for 2 lab sessions in the official timetable.
In addition, in the second half of semester 2 hours a week are scheduled outside the official timetable, under the assistance of a tutor.
Computer experiences in C and Matlab languages are planned.
For the parts of the program concerning linear algebra basics, any classic textbook of linear algebra and geometry can help; for instance,
Serge Lang, Linear Algebra, Third Edition. SpringerVerlag New York, 1987.
Concerning the numerical analysis content, the use of lesson afternotes is recommended. Also available on Aulaweb are the notes of the course (in italian) taken by student Stefano Sabatini in the academic year 201011 and supervised by the teacher. Common textbooks are generally oversized with respect to the course. Just for reference, we suggest
J. Stoer, R. Bulirsch, Introduction to Numerical Analysis. SpringerVerlag New York, 2002.
Office hours: Reception hours: 1314 on lesson days, prior to email confirmation.
FABIO DI BENEDETTO (President)
FEDERICO BENVENUTO
MATTEO VARBARO (President Substitute)
DAVIDE PARODI (Substitute)
According to the academic calendar approved for the whole Undergraduate Programme.
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The course is divided into two parts (one theoretical on basic linear algebra; one more numerical with some complements of theory), which contribute to the final grade with 1/3 and 2/3 weights respectively. To take the exam students must pass (in any order)
The grade of the first part coincides with the evaluation of the relative written test; the grade of the second part is represented by the sum of the scores of the relative written test and of the laboratory.
It includes theoretical questions and exercises to verify the achievement of the learning outcomes described in the appropriate section; it is divided into two parts with separate deliveries.
The first part of the test, concerning the basic concepts of linear algebra, takes place in the morning and lasts 1 hour; if its score is lower than 16 (out of a maximum of 32), the entire written test is not passed. The second part of the test (held in the afternoon, lasting 2 hours and 30 minutes) is assigned a maximum score of 27; if its score is less than 18 (after rounding off), the entire written test is not passed. It is not allowed to keep the grade of one part by repeating the other.
If it is necessary to carry out the written online, consult the specific instructions that will be made available on Aulaweb.
4 sheets of exercises will take place during the course. For each sheet, each group must deliver the product code, the output results, and a report describing (and possibly explaining) them. 2 sheets must be solved in C or C++ and are mandatory to pass the exam, giving a score from 0 to 3 points; other 2 sheets must be solved in Matlab and are optional, giving a score from 0 to 2 points. The deliveries will be evaluated taking into account the following aspects in descending order of relevance:
Date  Time  Location  Type  Notes 

23/01/2023  11:00  GENOVA  Scritto I parte ore 11 (solo per 9 CFU) + II parte ore 14 (per tutti)  
13/02/2023  11:30  GENOVA  Scritto I parte ore 11 (solo per 9 CFU) + II parte ore 14 (per tutti)  LE PROVE IN DATA 13 FEBBRAIO HANNO INIZIO ORE 11.30 e 14.30 
22/06/2023  11:00  GENOVA  Scritto I parte ore 11 (solo per 9 CFU) + II parte ore 14 (per tutti)  
21/07/2023  11:00  GENOVA  Scritto I parte ore 11 (solo per 9 CFU) + II parte ore 14 (per tutti)  
15/09/2023  11:00  GENOVA  Scritto I parte ore 11 (solo per 9 CFU) + II parte ore 14 (per tutti) 