AM 213A: Numerical Linear Algebra

Welcome to AM 213A, Numerical Linear Algebra, Winter 2021 This is a graduate course offered at the AM department UCSC.

This is a class webpage where you can find the classnotes for the course. The contents herein are going to be continuously updated throughout the quarter.

Class Schedule

  • TuTh 9:50 am – 11:25 am, remote instruction (see Canvas for the Zoom information)

Office Hours

  • With Prof. Dongwook Lee (dlee79 _at_ ucsc _dot_ edu)

    1. Mon 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, remote office hour (see Canvas for the Zoom information), or

    2. by appointment

  • With Ian May (TA, imay1 _at_ ucsc _dot_ edu):

    1. Wed 10:00 am – 11:00 am, remote office hour (see Canvas for the Zoom information)

Academic Honesty Policy (zero-cheating policy)

  • In all homework assignments and take-home projects (but not any timed exams), you are welcome to discuss them with your classmates and/or consult other resources. However, your final submitted reports should be of your own creative work.

  • Any form of cheating or dishonest academic activities in all homework assignments and exams will not be tolerated. Such students will receive a failing grade if found. Any students with such activities, if caught by the instructor, TAs or classmates, will be reported to the student’s department. Maintaining a strong level of academic honesty will be expected for all members of the class.

COVID and extra accommodations:

If you require any extra accommodations as a result of being displaced by the continuing epidemic, please contact the instructor. While much is out of our control, we will do whatever we can to improve your learning experience in these trying times.

Students with Diabilitites:

UC Santa Cruz is committed to creating an academic environment that supports its diverse student body. If you are a student with a disability who requires accommodations to achieve equal access in this course, please submit your Accommodation Authorization Letter from the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to me privately during my office hours or by appointment, preferably within the first two weeks of the quarter. At this time, I would also like us to discuss ways we can ensure your full participation in the course. I encourage all students who may benefit from learning more about DRC services to contact DRC by phone at 831-459-2089, or by email at


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