Checking date: 09/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

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


Students are expected to have completed
Proficiency in high school mathematics
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
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.
Description of contents: programme
1. Linear Systems 2. Vectors 3. Matrices 4. Diagonalization 5. Orthogonality 6. Symmetric Matrices
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical classes (lectures) Practical problems that students must solve individually as homework Tutorials
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 100
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 0
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.