Initial survey  your course goals
Please answer the following questions in complete sentences in
a typed manuscript and submit the solution on blackboard by
on August 26th at 11:59pm.
Yourself

Please tell me about yourself: name, MS/PhD objective,
adviser (if you have one), year in program, research area.

Why are you taking the class?
The course
 The homeworks will be a mix of examples, applications, coding, and
theory. For instance, I might have a few easy "practice" questions
about solving small linear systems. Then I might have a multistep
application that develops a general problem such as... "figure
out where people are moving and where they are likely to be in
2050" into a matrix algorithm. There will also be some coding work,
such as "write a program to solve a linear system using the LU
decomposition without pivoting". Finally, there will be a theory
component to the homeworks. These problems will ask you to prove
a matrix statement.
Do you find you learn better with any particular type of problem? If so,
which one?

Would you be interested in extra credit opportunities that
extend the homework questions in more difficult ways? For instance,
making your implementations fast or in C++.

Would you be interested in sharing any of the matrix
problems you encounter with the class in a 35 minute
presentation?

What have other professors done that you've found
helps you learn?
Numerical computing software

Have you used Julia before?

Have you used Matlab before?

Have you used NumPy/SciPy before?

Have you used R before?

Have you used Mathematica before?

Any other numerical computing packages?
Proposed new course
 Please vote on the Piazza question regarding the
Videos
 Would you be interested in having access to the video taped lectures from the last
few years I've taught the class?
If so, should I provide them before or after the same lecture this year?