Course Information

Lectures: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; 10:40 am -- 11:45 am, Oakes Acad 105

Instructor:  Abhishek Halder (

Teaching Assistants (TAs): Abram Rodgers (, and Anuj Kumar (

Office hours: 

Abhishek Halder, Wednesday, 1 pm -- 3 pm, Baskin Engineering 365B

Abram Rodgers, Wednesday, 3 pm -- 5 pm, Baskin Engineering 312C/D

Anuj Kumar, Thursday, 3 pm -- 5 pm, Baskin Engineering 312C/D



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: Homeworks: 40%,       Mid-term exam: 25%,       Final exam: 35%

Homeworks: Submission due every Wednesday in the classroom right before the class starts. Late homework is NEVER accepted. Graded homeworks will be returned to you after 1 week. Please clearly print your name, lab section number, and student ID on the first page of your homework.

Exams: Both Mid-term and Final exams will be held in-class. These exams are closed-book, closed-notes, closed-electronic devices. No calculator allowed. No cheat sheets.

Passing grade: C or above.

Academic honesty (zero-cheating policy): Any form of cheating or dishonest academic activities (using notes, books, smartphones, tablet PCs, or other electronic devices; copying from someone else, etc.) 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