Course Information

Lectures: Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 1:20 pm -- 2:25 pm. Lecture notes and video recordings will be available.

Lecture location: When in person, the lectures will take place at Classroom unit 001

First two weeks: All lectures and office hours in the first two weeks (till Jan. 14) will be via Zoom. All Zoom details and announcements will be available via CANVAS.

Instructor:  Abhishek Halder (

Teaching Assistants (TAs): Anuj Kumar (, and Kenzie Milhous (

Office hours: 

Abhishek Halder, Monday, 10 am -- 12 pm

Kenzie Milhous, Wednesday, 9 am -- 11 am

Anuj Kumar, Thursday, 2 pm -- 4 pm



Timothy Sauer, Numerical Analysis, Pearson, 3rd edition, 2017.

Richard W. Hamming, Numerical Methods for Scientists and Engineers, Dover Publications, 2nd edition, 2012.


Grading Policy  

Rubric: Weekly MATLAB homeworks: 45%,       Midterm exam: 25%,       Final exam: 30%

Weekly MATLAB homeworks: Submission of files via CANVAS.

Exam: Please see the "Exams" tab on the left of this webpage.

Passing grade: C or above.

Academic honesty (zero-cheating policy): Any form of cheating or dishonest academic activities for homework submissions or exams will not be tolerated and such students will receive a failing grade. Any students with such activities, if caught by the instructor, TAs or classmates, will be reported to the department and her/his college provost.


Students With Disabilities

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