Linear Algebra MA 265
Section 13/01 - Fall 2005
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- Instructor: Mathias Schulze (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Class Time / Location: MWF 12:30-1:20, UNIV 103
- Office Hours: MATH 741, Mon 11-12, Wed 2-3, and by appointment:
Feel free to stop by my office, email me, or phone me.
- Teaching Assistant: Haolin Feng (email@example.com)
- Additional Information: MA 265, Fall 2005
Students are expected to attend class and to read the textbook.
It is recommended that you read the sections to be covered in class before the lecture. You are responsible for material covered in class as well as material from the text, which is assigned but not covered in class.
Lecture time is at a premium, you cannot be taught everything in class.
It is your responsibility to learn the material.
The instructor's job is to guide you in your learning.
You are also responsible for any changes to the syllabus (such as exam dates) which may be announced in class.
As a general rule, you will find it necessary to spend approximately two hours of study for each hour of lecture.
Additional time will be needed for quiz and exam preparation.
It is strongly advised that you start working on this course from the very beginning.
The importance of doing the assigned homework cannot be over emphasized.
B. Kolman and D. Hill, Elementary Linear Algebra, 8th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2004.
- Lab Manual:
D. Hill and D. Zitarelli, Linear Algebra labs with MatLab, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2004.
Homework covering the material of each week will be collected on the following Monday at the end of the lecture.
In case this Monday is a Holiday, please hand in your homework at the end of the first lecture after this Monday.
It will be returned graded one week later.
Please hand in all exercises of a week (including MatLab) as a single stapled stack of paper.
The homework only represents the minimum amount of work you must do to follow the class.
I strongly suggest you to work as many exercises from the text book as possible.
There will be two midterm exams, a final exam, and occasional quizzes.
A quiz is a small exercise to be solved in about 10 minutes during the lecture covering the material from the previous class.
It is very important that you take the examinations at the scheduled times.
Alternate exams will be scheduled only for those who have compelling and convincing reasons.
All exams are closed book and notes are not allowed.
Calculators are not allowed during any of the evaluations.
Your course grade will be determined using the following distributions:
In the grading of the homework, a single MatLab exercise is weighted equally as a single theoretical exercise.
- Homeworks + Quizzes = 100 points
- 1st Midterm = 100 points
- 2nd Midterm = 100 points
- Final Exam = 200 points
- Total = 500 points
Here is the preliminary schedule for the course.