Math 170A (Winter 2017)
Instructor: Li-Tien Cheng
Office: AP&M 5707
E-mail:
lcheng@math.ucsd.edu
Lecture Times:
- MWF 4--4:50pm in CENTER 119
Office Hours:
- MWF 2:30--3:30pm in AP&M 5707
TA Times:
- A01: M 6--6:50pm in HSS 2150
- A02: M 7--7:50pm in HSS 2150
- A03: M 8--8:50pm in HSS 2150
- A04: M 9--9:50pm in HSS 2150
TA Office Hours:
- Yi Luo: F 1--3pm in SDSC 106E
- David Lenz: M 3--4pm, Th 1--2pm in AP&M 6446
- Xuefeng Shen: Tu 4--5:50pm in SDSC E295
Textbook: Fundamentals of Matrix Computations, Third Edition
by Watkins.
Matlab Resources
- A Matlab introduction is available at
www.math.mtu.edu/~msgocken/intro/intro.html.
- See textbook.
- Use the "help" command in Matlab.
- Octave is an alternative: a free software that is largely compatible with Matlab scripts.
Homework
Homework will be assigned regularly and due Wednesday of each week by the
end of
class. Late homework will not be accepted, however, the lowest
homework grade
will be dropped when determining the final grade for the
class. This should be reserved
for emergencies.
Grading Policy
Your grade will be based on the scores of the homework, two midterms, and
one final
exam. It will be calculated from taking the maximum of the
scores defined below:
Score #1 = (10% HW) + (25% Midterm) + (25% Midterm) + (40% Final)
Score #2 = (10% HW) + (25% Best Midterm) + (10% Other Midterm) + (55% Final)
Score #3 = Min of (HW,Best Midterm,Final)
Roughly half of the exams will be based on the homework assignments and/or lecture
material. There will be no make-up exams.
Exams
- 1st midterm will be on Friday, February 10.
- Covers sections 1.1--1.5, 8.1
- Bring pen or pencil and ID.
- You may want to make a copy of your HW #3 before turning it in.
- Extra office hours: Th 3--4pm.
- Old exams: Midterm 1, Midterm 2, Final.
- 2nd midterm will be on Friday, March 3.
- Covers sections 8.2, 2.1, 8.3, 5.3, 1.7
- Bring pen or pencil and ID.
- You may want to make a copy of your HW #6 before turning it in.
- Extra office hours: Th 12--1pm.
- Final exam will be on Friday 3--6pm, March 24.
- Covers all sections; roughly half the exam will be on sections 1.8, 2.2--2.7, 3.2.
- Bring pen or pencil and ID.
- Finals week office hours: Tu,Th 1:30--3:30pm.
Current HW Schedule:
- HW #0, not due.
- HW #1, due Jan 25.
- HW #2, due Feb 1.
- HW #3, due Feb 8.
- HW #4, due Feb 15.
- HW #5, due Feb 22.
- HW #6, due Mar 1.
- HW #7, due Mar 8.
- HW #8, due Mar 15.
- HW #9, not due.