Instructor: Sankar Sitaraman

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TEXT: Linear Algebra And Its Applications, David Lay,
4th edition

Class will meet MWF CHB 306 at 12.10 pm.

*OFFICE HOURS*

Office: 219, ASB-B (behind Locke).
Hours: MWThF 2-3 pm,

But you are welcome to come at other times also but please call
806-6832 beforehand,
if possible.

CELL-PHONE AND LAPTOP USE IN CLASS PROHIBITED UNLESS REQUIRED BY INSTRUCTOR

WHAT IS LEARNING MATH ALL ABOUT?

Room 109,ASB-B, M-F 8.30 am to 6pm (fri upto 5pm)

**Syllabus**

We will be starting by exploring the ways in which we usually solve several equations at once and then learn how to use matrices and linear transformations to do that, and the properties of determinants that are key to understanding matrices and transformations. Finally we will see how the more abstract setting of vector spaces will help us understand matrices and transformations deeper, providing more powerful tools to solving systems of equations.

SOLUTIONS FOR ALL QUIZZES AND TESTS from SPRING 2011 AND SPRING 2009

Use practice1 (or practice2 or practice3...) as username and the same as password.

**Sections:**
**Ch. 1 -- sec 1-9 ; Ch. 2 -- sec 1-9 ; Ch. 3 -- sec
1-3 ; Ch. 4 -- sec 1-7 ; Ch. 5 -- sec 1-3 ; Ch. 6 -- sec 1-4; Ch. 7 --sec
1-4.**

**Tutoring schedule**
**TBA**

**Quizzes, Tests, and grading**

In this course we will try to do many examples and problems. Example problems will be worked out in every class. You will be expected to work on them during class and do other recommended problems at home, by yourself or with your study group. There will also be practice assignments on webassign. It is highly recommended that you form a study group and meet with students in your study group atleast once a week.

There will be quizzes almost every other DAY, given IN CLASS at the end of the lecture. The quiz problems will be similar to the ones worked out in class. There will also be opportunity to earn extra credit DURING class, by doing a problem on the blackboard. The total points out of all the quizzes will count to 25% of the final grade. There will be 15 or more quizzes and the best 10 scores will be counted towards final grade.

There will be 3 tests (also IN CLASS) and the average of the three will count towards final grade. No make-ups unless in a serious emergency.Test dates will be posted at least two weeks in advance on UPDATE page

**Writing only answers in test, will fetch only small
amount of credit. Please always explain your work and present solutions
step by step. This will also help you to get partial credit even if answer
is wrong.**

**Grading:**

Total: 400 points (Quizzes: 100, Tests: 200, Final: 100 )

A: 360-400

B: 320-359

C: 280-329

D: 240-319

F: Below 240

Final exam Tue April 29 time TBA