Math 605D202 Page, Spring 2008This page concerns Math 605D Section 202, Winter 200708 term II (i.e., Spring 2008). This page has the most uptodate information on the course and supersedes any other document. This course will give an introduction to applications of linear algebra, especially the dominant eigenvalues/vectors, to a number of topics, such as: (1) expanders, (2) Monte Carlo Markov chains, (3) PageRank, and (4) statesplitting and constrained coding. We are open to covering other topics according to student interest. The applications are somewhat diverse, yet (remarkably) many of the underlying principles are the same. The course should be suitable to students in math and a number of mathematical disciplines (e.g., computer science, electrical engineering, physics, statistics). The grade will be based on homework and/or a project/essay and/or presentation, with the following rough meaning. The class will meet Monday 1012 and Wednesday 1011 in Math Annex room 1101. If you are interested in the course but cannot attend, please email me (jf at math dot ...).
