Course Syllabus: MATH 202A, Fall 2016


Instructor: Prof. Jiawang Nie
Office: AP&M 5864.
Phone: (858) 534-6015.
Email: njw "AT" math . ucsd . edu.
Office hours: 4:30 - 5:30 (MWF).


Time: 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm on MWF
Location: APM 5402

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Course Description

This course will introduce basic stuff in matrix analysis from a computational perspective. Linear algebra, rational and Jordan forms, unitary and Hermitian matrices, matrix decompositions, perturbation of eigenvalues, positive semidefinite matrices.


Basic training in linear algebra, or consent by the instructor.


The recommended textbook is Matrix Analysis by Horn and Johnson.

Homework Assignments

Homework will be assigned and collected in class.
  • Homework Assignment #1, due on 10/07/2016
  • Homework Assignment #2, due on 10/14/2016
  • Homework Assignment #3, due on 10/21/2016
  • Homework Assignment #4, due on 10/28/2016
  • Homework Assignment #5, due on 11/09/2016
  • Homework Assignment #6, due on 11/16/2016
  • Homework Assignment #7, due on 11/23/2016
  • Homework Assignment #8, due on 12/02/2016
  • Please write your names, ID nubmers, and section numbers on your homework, and staple together your homework pages.

    Academic Integrity

    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.

    See UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship.