General Information

The Textbook Scheduled Lectures Instructor
Examinations Homework Policy Grades
Honor Principle College Calendar


Linear Algebra and Its Applications by David C. Lay, Third Edition (Update).  Available at Wheelock Books.

Scheduled Lectures

We will meet MWF in the 10 period (10:00 to 11:05) in 105 Kemeny Hall.  Our x-hour is on Thursday from 12:00 to 12:50.  We will normally be using our x-hour unless otherwise announced.


Instructor: Dana Williams
Office: 305 Kemeny Hall
Office hours: M 4-5, W 9-10 and F 2:30-3:30
Phone: 646-2990 or BlitzMail (preferred)


There will be two midterm examinations and a final examination. The midterm exams will be part in class and part take home.  Although subject to change, the first exam is currently scheduled during our x-hour on Thursday, July 23rd with the  take-home portion due in class on Friday, July 24th.  The second exam is scheduled during class on Monday, August 10th.  The take-home portion will be due in class on Wednesday, August 12th.

Our Final exam has been scheduled by the registrar; it will be given on Monday, August 31st, from 8:00 to 11:00 in a room to be announced.

Homework Policy


The course grade will be based upon the scores on the two midterm exams, the final exam and the homework assignments for the course.

Midterm Exams 200 points (100 points each)
Final Exam 200 points
100 points
Total 500 points

The Honor Principle

On Exams: No help given or received

On Homework: Collaboration is permitted and encouraged -- a discussion of the general idea of the problem(s) with myself, the grader and others is desirable.  However, each student is expected to complete his or her assignments individually and independently. 


Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact me as soon as convenient to discuss appropriate accommodations. Also, they should stop by the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.

Religious Observances

I realize that some students may wish to take part in religious observances that fall during this academic term. Should you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please come speak with me before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.