Math 323/502 Linear Algebra

Spring 2016

CE 136

2:20 - 3:35 TR


Text: Elementary Linear Algebra, Fourth edition, by S. Andrilli and D. Hecker, Academic Press

Course Content: The goal is to provide the fundamentals of elementary linear algebra including the notion of abstract vector space and linear transformations. Course content includes: linear equations and matrices, real vector spaces, linear transformations, change of bases, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization and inner products. There will be an emphasis on proofs, and students will be expected to write matheatical proofs to solve problems on both homework and exams.

Prerequisites: Math 148, Math 152 or Math 172 and Math 220; or approval of instructor

Course Objectives: to expose the students to the basics of linear algebra including solving problems with proofs and to nourish an appreciation for the potential of applications of linear algebra.

Instructor: J. D. Ward, BLOCKER 611A (Office);


office hours: 3:45-4:30 Tues.; 3:30-4:30 Wed.,Fri.

math dept. phone #: 845-7554

Help Sessions for homework help in MA 323 in Blocker: Bloc 117, 7 - 9:30, Monday thru Thurs.

Grading Policy:

90-100% A
80-89% B
70-79% C
60-69% D
below 60% no guarantees

Note: Q-drop deadline is Tuesday April 19 (5 PM)

MAKE-UP POLICY: Make-ups for missed quizzes and exams will only be allowed for a university approved excuse in writing. Wherever possible, students should inform the instructor before an exam or quiz is missed. Consistent with University Student Rules , students are required to notify an instructor by the end of the next working day after missing an exam or quiz. Otherwise, they forfeit their rights to a make-up.

SCHOLASTIC DISHONESTY: Copying work done by others, either in-class or out of class, is an act of scholastic dishonesty and will be prosecuted to the full extent allowed by University policy. Collaboration on assignments, either in-class or out-of-class, is forbidden unless permission to do so is granted by your instructor. For more information on university policies regarding scholastic dishonesty, see University Student Rules.

COPYRIGHT POLICY: All printed materials disseminated in class or on the web are protected by Copyright laws. One xerox copy (or download from the web) is allowed for personal use. Multiple copies or sale of any of these materials is strictly prohibited.

Aggie Honor Code:   "An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do."

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