SEP 6 You may register to piazza using the class sign up link.
SEP 6 Notes from today's lecture are posted below.
SEP 8 Homework 1 (due on Fri, Sep 15) is posted below.
SEP 13 In Homework 1, you may skip parts (f) and (g) of problem 12.
SEP 18 Quiz 1 will cover everything until the end of our coverege of condition number (all of I.1 in the typed lecture notes).
SEP 18 I posted some old midterm exams for additional practice. The following problems in these old midterms are on material covered in Quiz 1:
Midterm from 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
SEP 22 Homework 2 (due on Fri, Sep 29) is posted below.
SEP 22 Solutions of Quiz 1 are posted below.
plotcubic2.m plotcubic2(x_l,x_u,y_l,y_u,z_l,z_u) plots the cubic polynomial p(x)on the interval [xl,xu] with values p(xl)=yl, p(xu)=yu, p′′(xl)=zl, p′′(xu)=zu.
plotspline2.m plots the cubic spline through points X,Y when you type plotspline2(X,Y)
SEP 29 Quiz 2 will cover everything we did on interpolation (I.2.1, I.2.2, I.2.6, I.2.7) and finite difference approximations (I.3.1, I.3.2). The following problems in the old midterms are on material covered in Quiz 1:
Midterm from 2016 WT2: Problem 3
Midterm from 2016 WT1: Problem 1d and all parts of 4.
Midterm from 2015: All parts of 3, 4
Midterm from 2014 : All parts of 2
SEP 29 Homework 3 (due on Wed, Oct 4) is posted below.
OCT 2 Here is the file heat.m that you need in Homework 3.
OCT 2 The due date of Homework 3 is postponed to Friday, Oct 6.
OCT 2 Solutions of Homework 2 are posted below.
OCT 5 Solutions of Quiz 2 are posted below.
OCT 13 Midterm 1 will cover:
Midterm from 2016 WT2: Everything except 1d,e,f,g; 4c,d,e,f
Midterm from 2016 WT1: Everything except 1g, 3b,
Midterm from 2015: Everything except 2b,c
Midterm from 2014 : Everything except 3,4
OCT 16 Solutions of Homework 3 are posted below.
OCT 18 I will have extra office hours tomorrow (Thursday, Oct 19) 11am-12 noon in my office (Math Annex 1113).
OCT 27 Homework 4 (due on Fri, Nov 3) is posted below.
NOV 3 Quiz 3 will cover Section II.2 (all subsections) and Sections III.1, III.2, and III.3. The following problems in the old midterms and finals are on material covered in Quiz 3:
Midterm from 2016 WT2: Problem 1defg, all parts of 4
Midterm from 2016 WT1: Problem 1fg, all parts of 3
Midterm from 2015: All parts of 2
Midterm from 2014 : All parts of 3
Final exam from 2013: Problem 3
Another final from 2013: Problem 4
Final exam from 2011: Problem 3,
NOV 3 Homework 5 is posted below along with its solutions and it is NOT due. You may use problems 1, 3, 4, and 9 as practice problems for Quiz 3. The remaining two assigned problems are on polynomial interpolation and is NOT included in the Quiz (but will be included in the final exam).
NOV 10 Homework 5 (due on Mon, Feb 20) is posted below.
ADDITIONAL PRACTICE MATERIAL
Past midterms: Midterm from 2016 WT2, Midterm from 2016 WT1, Midterm from 2015, Midterm from 2014
Past finals (with solutions): 2013 (disregard 5), another 2013 (disregard 5), 2011 (disregard 4,6)
The weekly (written) homework assignments are posted below.
Instructor: Ozgur Yilmaz
Email : oyilmaz-at-math.ubc.ca
Office: Math Annex 1113
Office Hours: MF 2-3pm or by appointment
Phone: (604) 822-5963
| COURSE INFORMATION
Class times and location:
Course web page: http://www.math.ubc.ca/~oyilmaz/courses/m307/m307.html will be updated throughout the term.
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 EquationsComputational 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:
You can also access MATLAB in the math department computer labs. These are located in LSK 121 and 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.
Homework: There will be weekly written homework assignments, due at the beginning of class each Wednesday. These assignments will be posted below.
Quizzes: There will be 4
quizzes over the term: Sep 20, Oct 4, Nov 8, and Nov
Late homework will not be
accepted. However, your lowest (written) homework
score will be dropped (so you can miss one homework if
necessary). Nevertheless, even if you miss a
deadline, its a good idea to do the problems, since this
is the best way to prepare for the tests and exam. You
are welcome to discuss the homework problems with your
friends, but are expected to hand in your own work.
You will not be permitted to bring
calculators to the test and exam.
Missing a homework, quiz, or
midterm normally results in a mark of 0.
Exceptions may be granted in two
Your grade for the course will
be computed roughly as follows:
You will need a UBC email address to sign up for Piazza.
If you need help, or would like to
discuss any aspect of this course, please make an
appointment to see me in my office.