Course Information

Zoom lectures: Tuesday and Thursday; 3:20 pm -- 4:55 pm. Lecture notes and zoom recordings will be available. 

Instructor:  Abhishek Halder (

Teaching Assistants (TAs): Matthew Holmes (, and Anuj Kumar (

Zoom virtual office hours: 

Matthew Holmes, Monday, 1 pm -- 3 pm

Abhishek Halder, Thursday, 1 pm -- 3 pm

Anuj Kumar, Friday, 9 am -- 11 am



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 quizzes: 35%,      Weekly MATLAB homeworks: 35%,       Final exam: 30%

Weekly quizzes: Held weekly via CANVAS. Each Quiz will have five multiple choice problems, three options given, only one option correct. You need to choose the correct option. Nothing to type. No make up quizzes if you miss. See Weekly Quiz tab in the left menu for details.

Weekly MATLAB homeworks: Submission of files via CANVAS.

Exam: Final exam will be held as CANVAS quiz.

Passing grade: C or above.

Academic honesty (zero-cheating policy): Any form of cheating or dishonest academic activities during quizzes 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