Instructors

Section MFI:

Dr. Paul Jensen
pjens@illinois.edu
IGB 3137
217-265-7110
Office Hours: Email Appointment

Teaching Assistant: Dikshant Pradhan, dpradha2@illinois.edu; Office Hours: Monday (11am-12pm), DCL 3213

Section B:

Dr. Gregory Underhill
gunderhi@illinois.edu
3236 DCL
217-244-2169
Office Hours: Email Appointment

Teaching Assistant: Hyeon Ryoo, hryoo2@illinois.edu; Office Hours: Thursday (11:30am-12:30pm), DCL 3213

Description

The language of systems analysis is linear algebra.  Whether it is mechanical or electrical devices, cells metabolizing and communicating, or modeling other linear-system behavior with Matlab, the use of matrices is a fundamental engineering skill.  This course introduces matrix methods with applications in medical instruments and systems biology that are core to bioengineering.

Section MFI: meets TR 9:30-10:50am in 106B1 Engineering Hall.

Section B: meets TR 9:30-10:50am in 106B8 Engineering Hall.

Textbook

No required text book.  Course notes posted here will serve as the text.

Course Notes:

Table of Contents
Introduction (updated 1/15)
Chapter 1: Fields and Vectors (updated 1/17)

 

Grading

Exams

3 in-class exams (2/13, 3/15, 5/1).  Exams are open-book (open-notes) and during the normal lecture period.

Homeworks

Approximately 6-7 homework sets.  Homeworks are due by the end of class on the assigned date.  Homework assignments will typically include both analytical problems plus Matlab-based exercises. Written answers to the analytical problems are due in-class and Matlab solutions (plus code) must be uploaded using Compass (additional details regarding homework submission will be provided).

Note: Students may discuss homework problems, but students must complete their own work and write up solutions independently.

MATLAB is required for the course and can be accessed in a variety of ways:

1. EWS machines.

2. EWS machines can be accessed remotely in a number of ways: https://it.engineering.illinois.edu/ews/lab-information/remote-connections.

Grading

Homeworks   30%

Exam #1  23.3%

Exam #2  23.3%

Exam #3  23.3%

Letter grade determination:

>97% = A+; >93% = A; >89.5% = A-; >87% B+; >83% = B; >79.5% = B-; >77% = C+; >73% = C; >67% = C-

* Student gradebook:

https://my.bioe.illinois.edu/gradebook/.

Week Of

Tuesday

Thursday

Homework Due

1/15

Introduction, Fields & Vectors (1.1-1.5)

Norms and Inner Products (1.6-1.8)

Lecture 2- Example Problems

 

1/22

Matrix Multiplication and Gaussian Elimination (2.1-2.2) 

Gaussian Elimination and Finite Differences (2.2-2.3)

Homework #1 Due Thursday 1/25

Matlab files (HW1 m-file; HW1 mat-file)

1/29 Finite Differences and Matrix Inverse (2.3-2.4) Solvability and Rank (2.5-2.7)

 

2/5

2.2 2.2 Homework #2 Due Thursday 2/8

2/12

Exam #1

(Tues. 2/13)

2.3

 

2/19

2.3

2.3.1

 

2/26

2.4

2.5

Homework #3 Due Thursday 3/1

3/5

2.5

2.5.1

 

3/12

2.6

Exam #2

(Thurs. 3/15)

Homework #4 Due Tuesday 3/13

3/19

Spring Break Spring Break  

3/26

3.1 3.2  
4/2

3.2.1

3.3

Homework #5 Due Tuesday 4/3

4/9

3.4

3.4.1

 
4/16

3.5

3.5.1

Homework #6 Due Thursday 4/19

4/23

3.6

3.6.1

 

4/30

Exam #3

(Tues. 5/1)

No Class

 

Finals Week

 

 

Homework #7 Due Thursday 5/10