ANNOUNCEMENTSSEP 4 Lecture notes from today's class are posted below. SEP 6 Homework 1 (due on Mon, Sep 16) is posted below. SEP 12 Quiz 1 will cover everything until the end of our coverege of condition number (all of I.1 in the typed lecture notes). SEP 12 Here are some old midterm exams for additional practice. The following problems in these old midterms are on material covered in Quiz 1: Midterm (2016 WT2): Problem 1c and all parts of 2. Midterm from 2016 WT1: Problem 1a,c and all parts of 2. Midterm from 2015: All parts of 1 and 2a Midterm from 2014 : All parts of 1 except 1d LECTURE NOTES
INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION Instructor: Ozgur Yilmaz Email : oyilmaz-at-math.ubc.ca Office: Math Annex 1113 Office Hours: M 2-3pm or by appointment. Phone: (604) 822-5963 |
|||||||||||||||

COURSE INFORMATION
Section 101 Class times and location:
Course web page for Section 101: http://www.math.ubc.ca/~oyilmaz/courses/m307/m307_101.html will be updated throughout the term. Pre-requisite:
COURSE OUTLINE This course is organized around a collection of interesting applications. Examples from past years are: InterpolationWe will study a selection of these in this class. Each application will be preceded by discussion of the relevant concepts from Linear Algebra. These will be partly review from your previous linear algebra course and partly new material. You will also learn how to do Linear Algebra on a computer using MATLAB or Octave. Learning Goals: See
here for a detailed list of prerequisites and
learning goals of Math 307. Text: There is no required textbook for this
course. Instead there is a set of typed notes designed for
this course, which is available here:Chapter 1 : Linear Equations Computational aspects: To complete the work for
this course, you will need access to MATLAB software.
MATLAB is a widely used program for numerical computations
with matrices. Since September 2016, MATLAB is
available to all active UBC students at no cost. For
instructions on how to download and activate MATLAB, see:
https://it.ubc.ca/services/desktop-print-services/software-licensing/matlab#getMATLAB. You can also access MATLAB in the math department computer labs. These are located in LSK 310. The labs hours are posted here. You may use any free terminal in the labs during these times. Your username and password will be given out in class. Please contact me if you have difficulty logging in. If you prefer, you may also use GNU Octave instead of MATLAB, which is an open source MATLAB clone that is available for free. It is included in most Linux distributions. Windows and Mac versions are available for free download. However, the professor will only be able to answer questions regarding MATLAB. |
|||||||||||||||

You will not be permitted to bring
calculators to the test and exam.
If you miss an
assesment (homework, quiz, or midterm) for a
valid reason -- see UBC
Vancouver Senate's Academic
Concession Policy V-135, please
fill out an academic
request form
and bring it to
me. In this case, for a missed homework, the
weight will be transferred onto the remaining
homework assignment. For a missed quiz, the
weight will be transferred to the remaining
quizzes, If you miss the midterm, the weight
will be transferred onto the final exam.
Any student who
misses an assessment is to present to their
instructor a self-declaration form (or
relevant documentation if this is not the
first time they miss an assessment) within 72
hours of the assessment date or their mark in
the missed assesment will be 0. This policy
conforms with the UBC Vancouver Senate's Academic
Concession Policy V-135 and students are
advised to read this policy carefully.
**Piazza:**You may find Piazza a useful resource for all class-related questions and discussion. Piazza is a question-and-answer platform specifically designed to expedite answers to your questions, using the collective knowledge of your classmates and instructor. It has several features that facilitate discussion of mathematics, most notably support of mathematical typesetting (LaTeX). You are encouraged to answer your classmates' questions, or to brainstorm towards answers, every bit as much as you are encouraged to ask questions. Here is the link:
You will need a UBC email address to sign up for Piazza. **Math Learning Center:**The Math Learning Centre (MLC) is a space for undergraduate students to study math together, with support from math tutors, who are graduate students in the math department. Please note that while students are encouraged to seek help with homework, the MLC is not a place to check answers or receive solutions, rather, its aim is aid students in becoming expert learners; to develop critical thinking and skills in a mathematical setting.
If you need help, or would like to
discuss any aspect of this course, please make an
appointment to see me in my office. |
|||||||||||||||

Calendar
Wednesday, Sep 5 |