Math 152: Linear Systems

2014-15 Winter, Term 2

Section 205

This is the webpage for section 205 and contains information specific to our section. Please refer to the common course webpage for most updates and general information including course outline, grading scheme, exam policies.


Man Chuen CHENG
Email: mccheng at math dot ubc dot ca
Office: ESB 4134


Mon, Wed, Fri, 12-1pm, LSK 200

Office Hours

Monday 10-11:30am @ MATX 1101
Friday 10-11:30am @ MATX 1102


Weekly online assignments will be posted at


There will be two in-class midterm exams. The first one will be on Friday, Feb 6 and the second one will be on Wednesday, Mar18. You can find exam policy and old exam problems and solutions at the common course webpage.


You will be responsible for completing six one hour computer labs using the software, MATLAB. There are no labs during the first week of classes. Please refer to the common course webpage for details.

Math Learning Center

The math department provides drop-in tutoring for students. For details, see


Online notes are available here (3.8 MB pdf file, 258 pages) for all 6 chapters. We will be covering all six chapters, excluding the material listed as ``additional topics".

Lecture slides

These are the hand-written slides of the lectures, updated weekly.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3 (Updated on Jan 26: A page 58.5 added)
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13

Further Reading (not for exam)

Here is a note by Professor Brian White on "How Google ranks web pages" using the idea of eigenvectors.