Instructor: Sankar Sitaraman
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TEXT: Linear Algebra And Its Applications, David Lay,
Class will meet MWF CHB 306 at 12.10 pm.
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?
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
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.
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.
Total: 400 points (Quizzes: 100, Tests: 200, Final: 100 )
F: Below 240
Final exam Tue April 29 time TBA