MATH 102: Applied Linear Algebra
Winter quarter, 2017

Solutions to some problems of HW 9 (Sections 6.1 and 6.2): Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6.
Solutions to some problems of HW 9 (Sections 6.3 and 6.4)
Final Review (PDF)
Solutions to Some Exercise Problems in the Final Review (PDF)
Midterm Review (PDF)
Solutions to Some Review Exercise Problems (PDF)

Course Description Second course in linear algebra from a computational yet geometric point of view. Elementary Hermitian matrices, Schur's theorem, normal matrices, and quadratic forms. Moore-Penrose generalized inverse and least square problems. Vector and matrix norms. Characteristic and singular values. Canonical forms. Determinants and multilinear algebra.
Prerequisites Math 18 or Math 20F or Math 31AH, and Math 20C, or consent of instructor.
Textbook Gilbert Strang, Linear Algebra and its Applications, 4th ed., Brooks Cole, 2005. (We will cover most of Chapters 1 - 6.)
Syllabus Click here for a schedule of lectures and topics.
Lectures 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Peterson Hall 110.
Instructor Bo Li. Office: AP&M 5723. Phone: (805) 534-6932. Email: bli@math.ucsd.edu. Office hours: 11:30 - 12:15, Mondays and Fridays.
Discussion Sessions
  • Session A01, 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm, Tuesdays, APM B412. TA: Garrett Williams.
  • Session A02, 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm, Tuesdays, APM B412. TA: James Acevedo.
  • Session A03, 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm, Tuesdays, APM B412. TA: James Acevedo.
  • Session A04, 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm, Tuesdays, APM B412. TA: Garrett Williams.
  • Session A05, 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm, Tuesdays, APM 7421. TA: Jacob Robins.
  • Session A06, 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm, Tuesdays, APM 7421. TA: Jacob Robins.
Teaching Assistants
  • James Acevedo (for Sessions A02 and A03). Office: AP&M 6436. Email: j3aceved@ucsd.edu. Office hours: 11:00 - 12:00, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; 7:00 - 8:00, Tuesdays.
  • Jacob Robins (for Sessions A05 and A06). Office: AP&M 6436. Email:jar060@ucsd.edu. Office hours: 12:00 - 2:00, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Garrett Williams (for Sessions A01 and A04). Office: AP&M 6414. Email: g2willia@ucsd.edu. Office hours:
Grader
  • Tianxin Chen. Email: tic040@ucsd.edu
  • Zezhen Yao. Email: z3yao@ucsd.edu
Homework Homework will be assigned, collected, and partially graded regularly. Click here for the assignments. Unless otherwise instructed, each homework is due in homework dropbox by 4:30 pm of Wednesday, a week after its assigned. One homework assignment with the lowest score will be dropped.
      Note: no late homework will be accepted unless a written verification of a valid excuse (such as hospitalization, family emergency, religious observance, court appearance, etc.) is provided.
Exams There will be one midterm and one final, close-book and close-note exams. The final exam will be cumulative.
      Midterm exam: 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm, February 10, 2017. Peterson Hall 110.
      Final exam: 3:00 pm - 5:59 pm, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Peterson Hall 110.
      Note: neither rescheduled nor make-up exams will be allowed unless a written verification of a valid excuse (such as hospitalization, family emergency, religious observance, court appearance, etc.) is provided.
Grading The final course grade will be determined based on the homework and exams with the weights: homework - 25%, midterm exam - 30%, and the final exam - 45%. One homework assignment with the lowest score will be dropped. The final course grade will be curved.
Academic Integrity All students are expected to conduct themselves with academic integrity. Violations of academic integrity will be treated seriously. See the official UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarshiop and the related information.

Last updated by Bo Li on January 7, 2017.