# Midterm exam

- The midterm exam is on Friday October 9
- You are allowed to bring one sheet of hand-written notes
- There will be 1-2 conceptual questions as well as 1-2 problems that require detailed reasoning
- Practice questions

**Study topics:**
- Gaussian elimination, LU, pivoting, Cholesky
- QR, Gram-Schmidt, Householder, least-squares problems
- Conditioning and stability
- The Banach fixed point theorem
- Stationary iterative methods: splitting scheme, Jacobi, Gauss-Seidel
- Nonstationary methods: relaxation scheme, Richardson, steepest descent
- Conjugate gradients
- GMRES