Lecturer: Prof. Efendiev, 608K Blocker Hall, tel: 845-1972, e-mail: email@example.com
Ofiice Hours: Monday 10 -11:30 am
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
EXAMS: One quiz*, two midterm exams and one final exam:
Quiz*: October 2 (during the class, 10:25-10:50 am ), 2003
Midterm 1: October 21 (during the class, 9:35-10:50 am), 2003
Midterm 2: December 4 (during the class, 9:35-10:50am), 2003
Final: December 12, 2003, 12:30-2:30 p.m, Blocker 120
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 1 exam and quiz
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: two midterm exam scores (each on a scale of 0-120), homework scores
(total score on a scale of 0-110), quiz score (on a scale 0-50) and final exam score (on a scale of 0-200).
MIDTERMS: There are two midterm exams. Each is 75 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 Tuesday in
Homework assignments will be announced in the lecture and can be found on
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 /teaching/operationspg.html.
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