Checking date: 02/07/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Mathematics for data analysis
Study: Master in Big Data Analytics (322)

Coordinating teacher: RASCON DIAZ, CARLOS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mathematics

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Proficiency in high school mathematics
While there are many applied mathematics techniques and concepts that are useful (and used) in the Big Data analysis context, this course focus on the basics of those based on linear algebra, as it underlies many of the most importants applications and algorithms. Thus, the course is intended to understand the mathematical ideas behind those applications and algorithms (usually implemented in black-box software) so practitioners have a deeper knowledge of the results arising from them, allowing for a better interpretation.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Linear Systems 2. Vectors 3. Matrices 4. Diagonalization 5. Orthogonality 6. Symmetric Matrices
Learning activities and methodology
This course is in Flipped-Classroom format: - The students must visualize some videos before attending the class - In the class, there'll be a review of the theoretical concepts of the videos, and some problems will be solved - The students must solve extra problems as homework Tutorials are available
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • David C. Lay, Steven R. Lay, Judi J. McDonald. Linear Algebra and Its Applications. Pearson; 5 edition. 2016
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • W. Keith Nicholson. Linear Algebra with Applications. McGraw-Hill, 6th edition. 2009
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The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.