Math 22
Linear algebra with applications
Last updated August 6, 2014

General Information Syllabus

General Information

The Textbook Scheduled Lectures Instructor
Examinations Homework Policy Grades
Honor Principle Tutorials Special Considerations


Linear Algebra and its Applications (Fourth edition) by David C. Lay
(Available at Wheelock Books and also directly from the publisher)

Scheduled Lectures

Section 1
MWF 10:00 - 11:05
(x-hour) Th 12:00 - 12:50
007 Kemeny Hall


Nicolas Petit
Office: 241 Kemeny
Office Hours:
M 2:00-3:30 PM,
W 1:00-2:30 PM,
F 11:05 AM-12:00 PM
or by appointment.


There will be two midterm exams and a cumulative final exam. The exams are scheduled as follows:
Midterm 1 7/11, 6:00-8:00 PM Kemeny 008
Midterm 2 8/1, 6:00-8:00 PM Kemeny 008
Final Exam 8/24, 11:30 AM-14:30 PM Kemeny 008

Homework Policy


The course grade will be based upon the scores on the midterm exam, homework, and the final exam as follows:

Written homework 20%
Exam 1 20%
Exam 2 20%
Final Exam 40%

If you have a conflict with one of the midterm exams because of a religious observance, scheduled extracurricular activity such as a game or performance [not practice], scheduled laboratory for another course, or similar commitment, please see your instructor as soon as possible. If you must miss a class, it is your responsibility to submit all homework on time, and to arrange to get notes from a classmate.

During the class there will be some opportunity for extra credit through some (simple) proofwriting exercises or coding exercises. The total extra credit will not exceed 2%.

The Honor Principle

Academic integrity is at the core of our mission as mathematicians and educators, and we take it very seriously. We also believe in working and learning together.

Collaboration on homework is permitted and encouraged, but obviously it is a violation of the honor code for someone to provide the answers for you.

On written homework, you are encouraged to work together, and you may get help from others, but you must write up the answers yourself. If you are part of a group of students that produces an answer to a problem, you cannot then copy that group answer. You must write up the answer individually, in your own words.

On exams, you may not give or receive help from anyone. Exams in this course are closed book, and no notes, calculators or other electronic devices are permitted.


Tutorials will be on Monday and Thursday, 7:00-9:00 PM in Kemeny 007 (our regular classroom). They are drop-in, drop-out sessions, and you can come and go as you please. Please note that on June 30th (and only on that date) tutorials will be held in Carson L02.

Special Considerations

Students with disabilities who will be taking this course and may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see their instructor as soon as possible. Also, they should stop by the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.

Nicolas Petit
Last updated August 6, 2014