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MATH 170A, lectures A & B

Winter 2022

Announcements

  • Quiz 1 on Jan 20: Material 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.7, 1.8. The window to take the quiz is 10 am to 8 pm. The quiz is 30 min long. Questions can be found in Canvas.
  • Jan 1: Welcome to MATH 170A! Please make sure to read all of the course information on this website before the first lecture on Jan 3.

Course information

  • Course type: This class will be fully remote for the first four weeks of the quarter (per UCSD rule). If the public health situation allows, we will switch to in-person lectures after that. Zoom recording and/or podcasting will be available. See details in the syllabus.
  • Catalog description: Analysis of numerical methods for linear algebraic systems, least squares problems, orthogonalization methods, eigenvalues and singular value decomposition.
  • Prerequisites: MATH 18 or MATH 20F or MATH 31AH (i.e. some version of linear algebra), and MATH 20C (calculus 3). Familiarity with basic programming (i.e. for-loops) is assumed, familiarity with MATLAB would be very helpful (see the syllabus for details).
  • Textbook: Fundamentals of Matrix Computation, by David Watkins, 3rd edition (2nd edition also ok). Lecture notes will be available as well. The lecture notes are an addition to the textbook, they do not replace it.
  • Piazza: We will be using Piazza for course related questions. This is the Piazza page. All enrolled students have been added to Piazza.

Instructors

Name Role Email Section Office hour
Caroline Moosmüller Instructor cmoosmueller (at) ucsd (dot) edu A00, B00 MF 11 am - 12 pm, W 1-2 pm, and by appointment
Jinjie Zhang TA jiz003 (at) ucsd (dot) edu A01 W 2-3 pm
Xiaomeng Hu TA x8hu (at) ucsd (dot) edu A02 Th 2-3 pm
Jiyoung Choi TA jichoi (at) ucsd (dot) edu A03, A04 Th 10 am - 12 pm
Dhruv Kohli TA dhkohli (at) ucsd (dot) edu B01, B02 Tu 4-6 pm
Harish Kannan TA hkannan (at) ucsd (dot) edu B03, B04 Tu 8-10 am
Huiwen Lu Study group leader h4lu (at) ucsd (dot) edu Study group

Class meetings

Meeting type Instructor Date Time Place
Lecture A00 Caroline Moosmüller MWF 9-9:50 am First four weeks on zoom (link in Canvas), then HSS 1330
Lecture B00 Caroline Moosmüller MWF 10-10:50 am First four weeks on zoom (link in Canvas), then HSS 1330
Discussion A01 Jinjie Zhang F 5-5:50 pm First four weeks on zoom (link in Canvas), then APM 6402
Discussion A02 Xiaomeng Hu F 6-6:50 pm First four weeks on zoom (link in Canvas), then APM 6402
Discussion A03 Jiyoung Choi F 5-5:50 pm First four weeks on zoom (link in Canvas), then APM 5402
Discussion A04 Jiyoung Choi F 6-6:50 pm First four weeks on zoom (link in Canvas), then APM 5402
Discussion B01 Dhruv Kohli M 5-5:50 pm First four weeks on zoom (link in Canvas), then APM 6402
Discussion B02 Dhruv Kohli M 6-6:50 pm First four weeks on zoom (link in Canvas), then APM 6402
Discussion B03 Harish Kannan M 7-7:50 pm First four weeks on zoom (link in Canvas), then APM 6402
Discussion B04 Harish Kannan M 8-8:50 pm First four weeks on zoom (link in Canvas), then APM 6402
Study group Huiwen Lu Tu, W Tu 10-11:20 am,
W 11-12:20 pm
zoom (link in Canvas)
Office hour Caroline Moosmüller MWF MF 11 am - 12 pm, W 1-2 pm Zoom (link in Canvas)
might switch to in-person later in the quarter
Office hour Jinjie Zhang W 2-3 pm Zoom (link in Canvas)
might switch to in-person later in the quarter
Office hour Xiaomeng Hu Th 2-3 pm Zoom (link in Canvas)
might switch to in-person later in the quarter
Office hour Jiyoung Choi Th 10 am - 12 pm Zoom (link in Canvas)
might switch to in-person later in the quarter
Office hour Dhruv Kohli Tu 4-6 pm Zoom (link in Canvas)
might switch to in-person later in the quarter
Office hour Harish Kannan Tu 8-10 am Zoom (link in Canvas)
might switch to in-person later in the quarter

Rules for in-person meetings

In case we will switch in-person meetings and you plan to attend them (lecture, discussion section, office hours), note the following UCSD rules (Return to Learn Campus plan), which the instructors will enforce:

  • Masking: All students and instructors must wears masks indoors. Please see the above website to learn which types of masks are allowed.
  • No eating or drinking. Specific instructions from UCSD: "Instructors may take hydration breaks while lecturing. Students should step outside to hydrate, if needed, during class".

Lecture notes, homework, discussion sections

Lecture notes will be made available on Canvas under Files.

There will be weekly homework. See the syllabus for details.

Discussion section problems will be posted on Canvas a few days before discussion sections take place. You should try to attempt the problems yourself before joining discussion sections (this will help you solve the homework). Solutions to the problems will also be posted to Canvas afterwards.