Linear Algebra

MWF 11:30AM - 12:30PM, BLOC 164

http://www.math.tamu.edu/~map/courses/323-sp15/

Final Exam, Tuesday, May 12 (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, BLOC 164)

• Covers the following sections in Leon:
• Chapter 1: 1.1-1.6
• Chapter 2: 2.1-2.2
• Chapter 3: 3.1-3.6
• Chapter 4: 4.1-4.3
• Chapter 5: 5.1-5.2, 5.4-5.6
• Chapter 6: 6.1-6.3
• Sample exam problems, Sample exam answers
At least one problem will require a complete proof.
• No calculators
• Upcoming Office Hours: Mon. 5/4, 3-4; Wed. 5/6, 11-12; Mon. 5/11, 1-3.

Exam 2, Wednesday, Apr. 8 (in class) Solution Key

• Covers the following sections in Leon:
3.3-3.6, 4.1-4.3
At least one problem will require a complete proof.
• No calculators
• Sample exam, Sample exam solutions
Note: This sample exam was written for a 75 minute period.
Also, you can ignore problem 6, as it's based off section 6.1.
• Extra office hours: Tues., 4/7, 2-3

Exam 1, Monday, Feb. 23 (in class) Solution Key

• Covers the following sections in Leon:
1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.2, 3.1-3.2
At least one problem will require a complete proof.
• No calculators
• Sample exam, Sample exam solutions
Note: This sample exam was written for a 75 minute period.
• Extra office hours: Mon., 2/23, 10-11

Course Description:

 This is a first course in linear algebra. Topics covered inlcude linear equations, matrices, real vector spaces, linear transformations, change of bases, determinants, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonlization, and inner products. There will be an emphasis on proofs, and students will be expected to write mathematical proofs to solve problems on both homework and exams.

Course Information:

 Instructor: Matthew Papanikolas Office Hours: Mon. 3:00-4:00, Fri. 10:30-11:30; also by appointment Office: Blocker 641H E-mail: map@math.tamu.edu Textbook: The required textbook is Linear Algebra with Applications, 8th Ed., by Steven J. Leon, Prentice Hall, 2010, ISBN-10 0-13-600929-8, ISBN-13 978-0-13-600-929-0. Course Syllabus: The course covers most of chapters 1-6. See below for a detailed weekly syllabus. Calculators: Use of calculators on homework is perfectly acceptable. However, calculators will not be permitted on exams. Prerequisite: Math 148, Math 152, or Math 172 (second semester calculus); and Math 220; or approval of instructor. Course Webpage: http://www.math.tamu.edu/~map/courses/323-sp15/ Department Webpage: The department's page on Math 323 is available here.

Homework:

 Homework Problem Sets: There will be weekly assignments of problems from the text, which will be turned in for a grade. Your lowest homework score will be dropped at the end of the semester when calculating your homework average. Homework sets will be posted here http://www.math.tamu.edu/~map/courses/323-sp15/hw.html. It is perfectly reasonable for students to collaborate on homework, but each student is expected to write up solutions individually. Students turning in nearly identical work may not receive full credit on assignments.

Exam Schedule:

 There will be 2 in-class exams during the semester, as well as a cumulative final exam. The dates and times are listed below.

Exam 1

Exam 2

Final Exam

Date/Time

Feb. 23 (Mon.)
11:30-12:20

Apr. 8 (Wed.)
11:30-12:20

May 12 (Tues.)
10:30-12:30

Location

BLOC 164

BLOC 164

BLOC 164

Component

Percentage

Homework

15%

Exam 1

25%

Exam 2

25%

Final Exam

35%

 The following grade distribution will be used in determining final course grades:

Percentage of Total Points

A

90.0%-100.0%

B

80.0%-89.9%

C

70.0%-79.9%

D

60.0%-69.9%

F

0.0%-59.9%

Detailed Syllabus:

We will use the following schedule for lectures, covering material out of the given sections of Leon. We will adhere to this schedule as closely as possible, though changes may be necessary as the semester progresses.

 Week 1 (1/21, 1/23): Sections 1.1-1.3 Week 2 (1/26-1/30): Sections 1.4-1.6 Week 3 (2/2-2/6): Sections 2.1-2.2 Week 4 (2/9-2/13): Sections 3.1-3.2 Week 5 (2/16-2/20): Sections 3.3-3.4 Week 6 (2/23-2/27): Sections 3.5-3.6; Exam 1 on Mon. 2/23 Week 7 (3/2-3/6): Sections 4.1-4.2 Week 8 (3/9-3/13): Sections 4.2-4.3 Spring Break (3/16-3/20) Week 9 (3/23-3/27): Sections 5.1-5.2 Week 10 (3/30, 4/1): Sections 5.3-5.4 Week 11 (4/6-4/10): Section 5.5; Exam 2 on Wed. 4/8 Week 12 (4/13-4/17): Sections 5.6, 6.1 Week 13 (4/20-4/24): Sections 6.1-6.2 Week 14 (4/27-5/1): Sections 6.3-6.4 Week 15 (5/4, 5/5): Section 6.4 Tues., 5/12, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Final Exam