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Division by Zero and other Dangerous Deeds
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General Information

Linear Algebra with Applications (fifth edition) by Lay, Lay, and McDonald (ISBN: 978-0321982384)

Scheduled Lectures
Section 1 (Webb) MWF 10:10 - 11:15
(x-hour) Th 12:15 - 1:05
006 Kemeny
(Section 2) Orellana MWF 11:30 - 12:35
(x-hour) Tu 12:15 - 1:05
105 Kemeny
(Section 3) Shemanske MWF 12:50 - 1:55
(x-hour) Tu 1:20 - 2:10
008 Kemeny
(Section 4) Tanabe MWF 2:10 - 3:15
(x-hour) Th 1:20 - 2:10
28 Haldeman

Instructors Office Office Hours Email Canvas/Other Resources
Webb 309 Kemeny TBA Email
Orellana 319 Kemeny Office Hours Email Canvas Site
Shemanske 337 Kemeny Office Hours Email Lectures (pdf)
Tanabe 315 Kemeny TBA Email

Midterm Exam 1 Date 4/20 4:30-6:30pm Moore B13 (Filene Aud)
Midterm Exam 2 Date 5/11 4:30-6:30pm Moore B13 (Filene Aud)
Final Exam Thursday, June 1, 2017 11:30 - 2:30 (Registrar scheduled)

Homework Policy

  • Written homework will be posted to the assignments page, and collected weekly, due at the beginning of Wednesday's class.
    Homework assigned on M, W, F of one week is due the following Wednesday.
  • Late homework will not be accepted. Starting assignments early will ensure you have at least some work to submit for grading.
  • Homework is to be written using only one side of 8.5 X 11 inch paper (you may use recycled paper if you wish to be environmentally friendly). You must write neatly (if the grader cannot read it, you will receive zero credit). If you use paper from a spiral notebook, please tear off the ragged edge. And staple all your papers together with the problems is the order assigned. The math office has a stapler you can use.
  • Use English. If you can't read your solutions aloud as fluently as if you were reading your textbook, try using nouns and verbs in your write ups! Give references for theorems or propositions you use from the text and class.
  • Consult the honor principle (below) as it applies to this course.

The course grade will be based upon the scores on the midterm exam, homework, and the final exam as follows:
Midterm Exams 100 points (each)
Homework 100 points
Final Exam 150 points
Total 450 points

The Honor Principle

On Homework: Collaboration is permitted and encouraged, but no copying , and to be clear, this means no copying even from a board or scrap of paper on which a solution was hashed out collaboratively. What a student turns in as a homework solution is to be his or her own understanding of how to do the problems. Students must state what sources they have consulted, with whom they have collaborated, and from whom they have received help. The solutions you submit must be written by you alone. Any copying (electronic or otherwise) of another person's solutions, in whole or in part, is a violation of the Academic Honor Code.

Moreover, if in working with someone they have provided you with an important idea or approach, they should be explicitly given credit in your writeup. Hints given in office hours need not be cited. Note: It is not sufficient to annotate your paper with a phrase like ``I worked with Joe on all the problems.'' Individual ideas are to be credited at each instance; they represent intellectual property.
On Exams: Students may not receive assistance of any kind from any source (living, published, electronic, etc), except the professor, and may not give assistance to anyone. Matters of clarification are to be left to the professor.

If you have any questions as to whether some action would be acceptable under the Academic Honor Code, please speak to me, and I will be glad to help clarify things. It is always easier to ask beforehand.

Tutorial assistance for this course, that is, help with your homework, will be available in 008 Kemeny, Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays evenings 7 - 9pm. Tutorials will begin on Tuesday, March 28. Your tutors are Chris Coscia and Laura Petto.

Accessibility services, Religious Observances, etc.
Students with disabilities who may need disability-related academic adjustments and services for this course are encouraged to see their instructor privately as early in the term as possible. Students requiring disability-related academic adjustments and services must consult the Student Accessibility Services office (205 Collis Student Center, 646-9900, Once SAS has authorized services, students must show the originally signed SAS Services and Consent Form and/or a letter on SAS letterhead to their instructor. As a first step, if you have questions about whether you qualify to receive academic adjustments and services, you should contact the SAS office. All inquiries and discussions will remain confidential.

Mental Health
The academic environment at Dartmouth is challenging, our terms are intensive, and classes are not the only demanding part of your life. There are a number of resources available to you on campus to support your wellness, including your undergraduate dean (, Counseling and Human Development (, and the Student Wellness Center (

Religious Observances
Some students may wish to take part in religious observances that occur during this academic term. If you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please meet with your instructor before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.