Math 307 Applied Linear Algebra
Credits: 3
Section 202 (spring 2013)
Instructor: Qiming Wang (qw6@math.ubc.ca)
Office hours: To be determined ... Let’s say 3:30~5:00pm every Thursday for now, in my office LSK 126D (or by appointment via email).
TA (who marks homework problems): Jonathan Zhang (jono_722@hotmail.com)

Classes start: Jan 2, end: April 5, break: Feb 18-22

Time: 11:00-12:30pm Tue Thu
Location: MacLeod 202

Midterm: 11-12pm Thursday
Date and Location to be announced (Mar 7 @ MCLD 228) ...

Course information:
• General: We will follow the course outline of Prof. Richard Froese’s class in previous term, which you can download from here: lecturenotes. However, the detailed topics may differ as will the homework and grading (we have no text book). Related information for section 201 of this course (by Prof. Joel Friedman) can be found here. Some simple programming is needed for this couse in Matlab or Octave. A page on Matlab/Octave in the math department is available here. For documentation you might try: MATLAB documentation page and GNU Octave page. GNU Octave is free, and is (usually) not too difficult to install on any Linux, MacOS, or Windows system (Linux systems usually come with Octave installed). Richard Froese has created a UBC Wiki page to help you install Octave if you'd like to give this a try; see also the GNU Octave download instructions.

• Objective: We learn basic knowledge in linear algebra first (theoretically), together with programming using Matlab/Octave (which is suitable for matrix-matrix computation); during learning, related problem about practical application will be inserted, such as interpolation, finite difference approximation, power method, network connectivity, recursion relations, Fourier transform, etc.

• Grade: to be determined, one option is 50% final + 40% midterm + 10% homework.

• Slate: you will be given a SLATE account for homework, posting marks, etc... (we probably won’t use it as our course website ...)

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