Lecturer: Prof. Efendiev, 608K Blocker Hall, tel: 845-1972, e-mail: efendiev@math.tamu.edu

Ofiice Hours: Monday 3-4pm

Tuesday 4-5:30pm

or by appointment

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: (3-0-0) Matrices, determinants, systems
of linear equations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors,

diagonalization of symmetric matrices. Vector analysis,
including normal derivative, gradient, divergence, curl, line and

surface integrals, Gauss', Green's and Stokes' theorems.

Prerequisite: MATH 221, 251 or 253; MATH 308 or current enrollment therein.

The first 60% of the course is devoted to linear algebra,
with a strong bias toward applications to analysis. The remaining

40% is devoted to the material traditionally called vector
calculus (or vector analysis), along with some other topics in

advanced calculus which provide nice applications of
the linear algebra covered in the first part.

TEXTBOOK: Linear Algebra and Vector Calculus at A&M by Leon and Colley

WEB PAGE: http://www.math.tamu.edu/~yalchin.efendiev/teaching.html

EXAMS: Three midterm exams and one final exam:

Midterm 1: 12:40-1:30 pm, BLOC120, October 9, 2002

Midterm 2: 12:40-1:30pm, BLOC120, November 6, 2002

Midterm 3: 12:40-1:30pm, BLOC120, December 4, 2002

Final: 10:30am-12:30pm, BLOC120, December 16, 2002

MAKE-UPS: Students must make arrangements in advance (the
sooner the better) if they will not be handing in homework on time or

will miss an exam. Exam absences due to recognized University-related
activities, religious holidays, verifiable illness, and family/medical

emergencies will be dealt with on an individual basis.
In all cases of absence from exams a written excuse is required. Ignorance
of the time

and place of an exam will not be accepted as an excuse
for absence.

INCOMPLETES: I will consider giving you an incomplete
if you have successfully completed all but a small portion of the work
of the

course and some severe, unexpected event prevents you
from completing the course. This means that you must have taken at least
2 exams

and must be doing work at the C level or better. You
will have to sign a contract detailing what you have to do to complete
the course.

I cannot give you an incomplete simply because you are
behind in your work; in the latter case you should try to drop the course.

S/U GRADE: If you are registered S/U we will submit a grade of S if your letter grade is C or above, and otherwise a grade of U.

PROCEDURE FOR CALCULATING GRADES. The Math 311 grades
will be computed in the following way:

a total score (on a scale of 0-600) by adding up the
following: three midterm exam scores (each on a scale of 90, 100
, 100), homework scores

(total score on a scale of 0-110) and final exam score
(on a scale of 0-200)

(Check: 90+100+100+110+200=600).

MIDTERMS: There are three midterm exams. Each is 50 minutes
long and given during a lecture hour;

The ground rules are closed book, closed notes. Calculators
are allowed, but no notebooks and etc.

Please use the results of the first midterm to help you
decide whether you're doing okay, need more help, or should drop the course.

HOMEWORK: Homework is assigned once a week and is due
on Wednesday in the lecture.

Homework assignments will be announced in the lecture
and can be found on

http://www.math.tamu.edu/~yalchin.efendiev/homework_math311_fall_02.html.

I encourage you to discuss homework problems with

your classmates, including strategies for solving different
kinds of problems.

However, when you actually write up your solutions you
must do this on your own. Handing in homework that is almost identical

to a classmate's is a form of cheating. Your homework
should be neatly, clearly and logically written. Please be courteous to
us and staple your

homework together. You are required to show methods of
solution, not just final answers. You must hand your homework in
on time at the

beginning of lecture. Homework failing to meet these
standards will not be graded unless an advance arrangement is made.

FINAL EXAM: The final exam is a two hour exam. Questions
will be in the same format as on the midterms. The ground

rules are as in midterm. If you have SPECIAL NEEDS, promptly
contact the Office for Students With Disabilities and your

lecturer in order to arrange for accommodations. Official
University GRADING STANDARDS and official policy concerning SCHOLASTIC

CONDUCT are posted on http://www.math.tamu.edu/teaching/operationspg.html.

POLICIES AND OTHER INFORMATION: http://www.math.tamu.edu/teaching/operationspg.html