Syllabus | HW Assignments | Maple | Exams |

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Homework | Memos | Exams |

Grades | Honor Principle | Disabilities |

Course Description |
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In this course, we use Euclidean space to develop intuition about ideas such as linear transformations, determinants, vector spaces, coordinates, the dimension of a vector space, and inner products. We also discuss the idea of a proof, including what should and should not be included and how to write them coherently. These discussions will occur mainly during the x-hours (x-hour proof workshops) and will roughly consist of

- the class broken up into small groups to write proofs and
- individual students writing proofs on the board so that we can discuss in general what we want, as well as what we want to avoid, when we write proofs.

Textbook |
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Required text: Linear Algebra and its Applications, 3rd
edition update, by David C. Lay (ISBN: 0321287134)
The text is available at Wheelock Books, although you may be able to find it cheaper elsewhere. We will be using the text from the first day of class. |

Scheduled Lectures |
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MWF 13:45 – 14:50 (1:45 – 2:50 pm)
x-hour*: Th 13:00 – 13:50 (1:00 – 1:50 pm) |

Location: Kemeny 108 |

* We will use all x-hours unless specifically announced otherwise.

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Instructor |
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Alison Setyadi | |

Office: 239 Kemeny Hall | |

Office hours: | Monday 11:00 – 13:00 (11:00 am &ndash 1:00 pm),
Thursday 11:30 &ndash 12:30, and by appointment. When I am on campus on weekdays, I am usually in my office (or close to it). I am always happy to talk to students who stop by when I am available; if you stop by but I am in the middle of something that needs to be finished soon, we can find another time to meet. |

Email: alison.setyadi@dartmouth.edu |

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Homework Policy |
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For each day of class (not including x-hour proof workshops, x-hours during which you take part of an exam, and the day before an exam), I will post an associated assignment on the HW Assignments page. I will collect these assignments at the

All homework assignments are due at the

Each exercise will be graded 0, 1/2, or 1, as follows:

- 0 – exercise either not attempted or attempted with no progress made toward a solution/proof
- 1/2 – exericse attempted, with some progress made toward a solution/proof, but the solution/proof contains a significant error (you have shown that you understand where to start)
- 1 – solution/proof of exercise is essentially correct; errors are minor (you have clearly shown that you understand what you need to do and how to do it)

Memos |
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At the end of each week, you are to submit a memo by email; this is due by

- your feelings about the pace of the class (too slow, too fast, just right),
- how comfortable (or uncomfortable) you feel about the material covered during the past week,
- how an exam went (too hard/too easy, how you think you did, whether your performance accurately reflects your knowledge of the material, etc.),
- other concerns that you have.

The last memo of the term is due by 23:59 (11:59 pm) on Sunday, December 3.

Exams |
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We will have two exams and a final in this course. The exams will have two parts: you will do one part during the x-hour; you will pick up the second part during the x-hour, and it is to be handed in at the

Exam 1 | Thursday, October 11 | In-class/take-home exam |

Exam 2 | Thursday, November 2 | In-class/take-home exam |

Final | Sunday, December 3 | 15:00 – 18:00 (3:00 – 6:00 pm) |

The final is scheduled by the registrar and will

Grades |
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The course grade will be based on the scores on homework, exams, and
final as follows:

number | points each | total points possible | |

Homework | 100 | ||

Exams | 2 | 75 | 150 |

Final | 1 | 150 | 150 |

Total | 400 |

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The Honor Principle |
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You are encouraged and permitted to collaborate on homework, but it is a violation of the honor code for someone to provide the answers for you. In other words, feel free to talk to other students while thinking about an exercise, but write up your solutions independently. You are also on your honor not to talk to another student about an exam or final until both you and the other student have handed in the exam or final.

Disabilities |
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Any students with disabilities who are taking this course and who may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see me as soon as possible. They should also stop by the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.