# Course Syllabus of MATH 270A, Fall 2013

## Instruction

Instructor: Prof. Jiawang Nie
Office: AP&M 5864.
Phone: (858) 534-6015.
Email: njw "AT" math.ucsd.edu.
Office hours: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays.

## Lectures

Time: 1:00 - 1:50 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Location: APM 5402 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

## TA Contact Info

Gautam Wilkins: OH 12-1pm Tuesdays & Thursdays, APM 5712, Email: gwilkins@ucsd.edu

## Course Description

The standard problems whose numerical solution we will study are systems of linear equations, least squares problems, eigenvalue problems, and singular value problems. Techniques for dense and sparse problems will be covered; it is impossible to cover these areas comprehensively, but students should still come to appreciate many state-of-the-art techniques and recognize when to consider applying them. We will also learn basic principles applicable to a variety of numerical problems, and apply them to the four standard problems.

## Prerequisite

Consent by Instructor.

## Homework Assignments

Homework will be assigned online and collected in class.
• Homework Assignment #1, due on 10/11/2013
Chapter One: 1.3, 1.6, 1.8, 1.10, 1.11, 1.16 (except part 3).
• Homework Assignment #2, due on 10/28/2013
Chapter two: 2.2, 2.3, 2.7, 2.10, 2.13, 2.18, 2.19
• Homework Assignment #3, due on 11/18/2013
Chapter three: 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 3.9, 3.12, 3.13, 3.14, 3.15
• Homework Assignment #4, due on 12/06/2013
Chapter four: 4.2, 4.4, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.13

## Exams

There will be no written exams in this class.