Syllabus 
Homework Assignments 
Overview  Textbook  Instructor 

Scheduled Lectures  Homework Policy  Project 
Grades  Honor Principle  Disabilities 
Overview 

A main goal of this course is to introduce you to abstract mathematics. You will learn about the "art of mathematical proof" through linear algebra. Your assignments and exams will be evaluated on your ability to write proofs as well as in your knowledge of linear algebra.
Linear algebra is one of the most powerful mathematical tools used widely throught science and mathematics. In this course you will learn about vector spaces and linear transformations between them. This is one of my favorite subjects and I hope that you will like it too! I hope the following quote will inspire you to participate in this course.
"Mathematics is not for spectators; in order to gain in understanding, confidence, and enthusiasm one has to participate." M.A. Armstrong
Textbooks 

Required
Of course, I invite you to visit the mathematics library (located in the second floor of Bradley Hall) and become acquainted with as many linear algebra books as you wish.
Instructor 

Professor Rosa Orellana  
Office: 305 Bradley Hall
Office Hours


Phone: 646  2430 or BlitzMail:Rosa.C.Orellana@Dartmouth.EDU (preferred) 
Exams 

There will be two (probably part inclass and part takehome) exams and a final examination. They will probably be held during the weeks of Oct. 23 and November 20. The exact dates will be announced during class at least one week before the exam.
The Registrar's Office schedules the final exam, which will occur during the period December 610. If you must make travel plans before the schedule for final exams appears, do not make plans to leave Hanover before December 10. Exams will not be given early to accommodate travel plans under any circumstances.
Project 

There is a project for this class. Click here to find out more about it.
Homework Policy and Guidelines 

While homework is collected weekly, it is assigned daily so that you can work on it daily since many of the problems you consider will require reflection. Moreover, lectures assume that you have at least begun to assimilate the ideas presented in the problems. In other words, waiting until the last moment to do your homework will be detrimental to your understanding and measured progress; but of course, the decision is yours.
You can use books from the library as a resource in doing your homework. If you do this, please write in your homework the citations of the books you have used.
If you do not follow this guidelines, your homework will be returned to you ungraded.
Grades 

The course grade will be based upon the scores on the homework, two exams, participation (this means attending class and office hours as well as asking and responding to questions), the project and the final exam.
Exams (2)  15% (each) 
Homework  10% 
Project  15% 
Participation  5% 
Final Exam  40% points 
The Honor Principle 

On Exams: No help given or received from anyone. You may not use books or notes during inclass exams. For takehome exams you can use your class notes only.
On Homework: Collaboration is permitted and encouraged, but NO COPYING . In other words, you should feel free to talk to other students while you are in the process of thinking about a problem. However, when it comes time to write up your solutions, you should do this by yourself without outside assistance.
Disabilities 

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