Michael Holst  
https://ccom.ucsd.edu/~mholst/ 
Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Physics UC San Diego 


Math 170A (Introduction to Numerical Analysis: Linear Algebra)
Course Topics: Introduction to Numerical Analysis: Linear Algebra Instructor: Prof. Michael Holst (5161 AP&M, mholst@ucsd.edu; Regular Office Hours: TBA) Term: Fall 2021 Lecture: 2:00p2:50p MWF (See Canvas for Room, Zoom Links, other info) TA: See the Canvas Page Discussion: See the Canvas Page Main Class webpage: http://ccom.ucsd.edu/~mholst/teaching/ucsd/170a_f21/index.html Canvas/Zoom:
Also note that there are two different sections of 170A in Fall 2021 taught by two different instructors. Although 170ABC is not a "coordinated" course like some of the lower division courses, the two sections of 170A in Fall 2021 will use the same book, cover roughly the same material, go at roughly the same pace, and have the same general types of assessments throughout the quarter. Therefore, the student experience in each section of 170A should be fairly similar.
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: 170A. INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL ANALYSIS: LINEAR ALGEBRA (4) Analysis of numerical methods for linear algebraic systems and least squares problems. Orthogonalization methods. Ill conditioned problems. Eigenvalue and singular value computations. Knowledge of programming recommended. Prerequisites: MATH 18 or MATH 20F or MATH 31AH, and MATH 20C or MATH 31BH. Students who have not completed the listed prerequisites may enroll with consent of instructor. COURSE INFORMATION: Many of the advances of modern science have been made possible only through the sophisticated use of computer modeling. The mathematical foundation of the computer modeling techniques now used in all areas of mathematics, engineering, and science is known as numerical analysis. The Math 170ABC series at UCSD provides an introduction to the exciting field of numerical analysis, which is also sometimes referred to as computational mathematics or scientific computing. Professor Holst has a passion for this particular area of mathematics, and much of his published research is in this area. Math 170A deals primarily with the development and analysis of algorithms (or, numerical methods) for solving problems arising in linear algebra. OTHER COURSE INFORMATION: Please see the Canvas page for other information about this course. 