Course Syllabus: MATH 171A, Winter 2022
- Instructor: Prof. Jiawang Nie
- Office: AP&M 5864.
- Phone: (858) 534-6015.
- Email: njw "AT" math . ucsd . edu.
- Office hours: 2:00-3:00 Wednesdays & Thursdays
- Time: 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm, TuTh
- Location: Zoom or Solis 104
Attending the lecture is a fundamental part of the course; you are responsible for material presented
in the lecture whether or not it is discussed in the textbook. You should expect questions on
the exams that will test your understanding of concepts discussed in the lecture. Please make sure your
cell phone is turned off and put away during lecture.
TA Contact Info
- Ziyan Zhu : Office hours: 10-11(Th), 5-6(Fri), Email:
- Kehan Long : Office hours: 11-12(Fri), 4-5(Fri), Email:
Linear optimization and applications. Linear programming, the simplex method, duality. Selected topics from integer
programming, network flows, transportation problems, inventory problems, and other applications. Three lectures, one
recitation. Knowledge of programming recommended.
- Linear Algebra.
- Philip Gill et al., Linear Programming, 1998.
Discussion Sessions and Teaching Assistants
Attending discussion sections is a requirement for this course.
- Session A01: 8:00pm - 8:50pm, Wednesdays.   Room: HSS 1305.
TA:  Ziyan Zhu
- Session A02: 9:00pm - 9:50pm, Wednesdays.   Room: HSS 1305.
TA:  Ziyan ZHu
- Session A03: 5:00pm - 5:50pm, Wednesdays.   Room: APM 5402.
TA:  Kehan Long
- Session A04: 6:00pm - 6:50pm, Wednesdays.   Room: APM 5402.
TA:  Kehan Long
Assignments will be assigned regularly.
The due dates and time (in PST) are stated in the assignments.
Please write your names, ID nubmers, and section numbers on your homework,
and staple together your homework pages.
Homework Assignment #1
due time: 11pm @ 1/14/2022
Homework Assignment #2
due time: 11pm @ 1/21/2022
(i) Please write your names, id nubmers, and section numbers on your assignments.
(ii) No late homework will be accepted for any reasons.
(iii) The lowest grade of assignments will be droped.
(iv) All assignments must be submitted through Gradescope.
You may use any handheld calculator (but not a computer, PDA or any device with network capability)
during exams; however, you will be expected to show all relevant computational steps: No credit will
be given for unsupported answers gotten directly from a calculator.
- There will be two midterm exams and one final.
Exam rules will be announced in class before the exams.
- Midterm I - January 27, Thursday, 2022.
Midterm II - February 24, Thursday, 2022.
Final - March 15, 3:00pm - 5:59 pm, 2022.
Make-up exam policy
- There will be no make-up exams for this couse.
If you miss an exam for any reason, then your
course grade will be computed with the final exam counting 50% of your
The final course grade will be based on homework assignments,
midterm and final exams.
Your final grade will be the best of the following two weighted averages.
you must pass the final examination in order to pass the course.
20% Homework, 20% Midterm Exam I, 20% Midterm Exam II, 40% Final Exam
20% Homework, 30% best Midterm Exam, 50% Final Exam
Every student is expected to conduct themselves with academic integrity.
Any kind of cheatings is not allowed in this course.
Violations of academic integrity will be treated seriously.
UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship.