Math 24
Linear Algebra
Last updated July 18, 2017 09:28:20 EDT

General Information Syllabus, HW Assignments and Exams

General Information

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


Linear Algebra (fourth edition) by Friedberg, Insel and Spence

Scheduled Lectures

MWF 1:45 - 2:50
(x-hour) Th 1:00 - 1:50
Haldeman 028


Mingzhong Cai
Office: 210 Kemeny Hall
Office Hours: Wednesday 9-11
Contact via email.


There will be two midterm exams and a cumulative final exam. The exams are scheduled as follows:
Midterm 1 Thursday October 16, X-hour Haldeman 028
Midterm 2 November 7, 3pm - November 14, 4pm Take-home (one week)
Final Exam Sunday, November 23, 11:30 am Haldeman 028

Homework Policy


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

Homework 20 points
Midterm 1 20 points
Midterm 2 20 points
Final Exam 40 points
Total 100 points

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.

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.

As always, no collaboration is allowed duirng exams, including the take-home midterm.


It is encouraged that you start using Tex/LaTex for writing math homework. If you have any questions regarding Tex, please feel free to contact Shirley Zhao . Email: shirley [dot] zhao [at] dartmouth [dot] edu

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 Student Accessibility Services in Collis Center to register for support services.

Mingzhong Cai
Last updated July 18, 2017 09:28:20 EDT