AMS 147 Computational Methods and Applications

Course Description
Lectures: TuTh 4:00-5:45PM at Steven Acad 175
Instructor: Hongyun Wang (Email: hongwang AT soe DOT ucsc DOT edu)
Office hours: Tuesday 9:00-11:00am at BE 369
Class web:
Lab sessions (lab sessions start in the week of 01/11/2016):
Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm at BE109
Wednesday 7:00-9:00pm at BE109
Thursday 7:00-9:00pm at BE109
Teaching Assistants:
George Labaria (Email: glabaria AT soe DOT ucsc DOT edu)
TA's Office hours: Wednesday 9:00-11:00am at Kresge PC Lab (Room 317)
Lab sessions in Finals Week:
Monday (03/14/2016) 3:00-6:00pm at BE 109
Tuesday (03/15/2016) 3:00-6:00pm at BE 109
There is no official textbook for this course. I will distribute my lecture notes electronically.
Here is a link to Matlab manuals.
Grading policy:
Computational assignments: 50%; Course Project: 25%; Final Exam: 25%
Important Dates:
Review Session: Thursday 03/10/2016, 4:00-5:45pm.
Final Exam: Wednesday, 03/16/2016, 4:00-5:00pm.

Lecture Notes

Computational Assignments
You are strongly encouraged to work in groups on computational assignments and on the course project. A good group size is 3-5 persons. You are also encouraged to check results with other groups and work together to resolve any differences. The best way of learning in programming is to help each other and to learn from each other.

Course project, due by the end of Wednesday 03/16/2016, submit one PDF file by email to