Last updated August 23, 2007
Linear Algebra with Applications
We will also use blackboard heavily. There, you will find copies of the notes for each lecture, solutions to all of the groupworks, and solutions to all of the previous homeworks, in addition to the gradebook and occasional supplemental material.
Linear Algebra and its Applications (3rd edition w/ update) by David C. Lay
(Available at Wheelock Books)
|MWF 11:15 - 12:20
x-hour*: Tu 12:00-12:50
|Location: Kemeny 108|
* The class will generally meet in x-hours unless otherwise noted.
|Office: 239 Kemeny Hall|
|Office Hours: M 12:30-1:30, T 1:00-2:00, W 1:00-2:00, F 1:00-2:00
and by appointment
For each day of class, there will be an assignment posted on the homework
page and due the following Friday (along with the other assignments for the week). The week's assignments will be graded out of twenty points. Please write up your assignments neatly, and clearly indicate the assignment and problem on your paper. Show all necessary work in your solutions. You may work with other students, which is encouraged, particularly with your groups. However, as noted in the section on the honor policy below, please write up your assignments individually.
All homework assignments are due at the start of class on the day they are due. LATE HOMEWORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR ANY REASON. The grader is permitted to give a grade of 0/20 on any homework that does not have a name or that is not neat and stapled.
Group work will be a big part of this course. In addition to the bonus points on each exam, there will be in-class groupwork, and, at the end of the course, each student's lowest score on the homework will be replaced by their group's average score on that homework.
There will be two exams and a final scheduled as follows:
||Wednesday, July 11
||Tuesday, July 31
||Saturday, August 25
||08:00 - 11:00
There will be a number of opportunities for bonus points throughout this course. For the first exam, the group whose average is highest will recieve 5 bonus points. For the second exam and the final, the group whose average score improved most from the previous exam will recieve 5 bonus points. There may also be a problem or two added as a bonus to a homework assignment.
The course will be graded out of 800 points distributed as follows:
|Homework|| 20 % ||160 points|
|Exam I|| 25 % ||200 points|
|Exam II|| 25 % ||200 points|
|Final|| 30 % ||240 points|
* Group work will also factor into the homework, exam, and final grades. See the sections on homework and bonus points.
Collaboration on homework is not only permitted
but strongly encouraged. However, it is a violation of the honor code for someone to
provide the answers for you. In other words, you
should feel free to talk to other students while thinking about a
problem, but you should 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.
Students with disabilities who will be
taking this course and may need disability-related classroom
accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see
the instructor as soon as possible. They should also stop by the Academic Skills Center in Collis 301 to register for support services.