Math 24
Linear Algebra
Last updated May 22, 2015 08:55:32 EDT
General Information
Textbook 
Linear Algebra (fourth edition) by Friedberg, Insel, Spence (ISBN: 9780130084514) 
Scheduled Lectures 
T. R. Shemanske 
MWF 10:00  11:05 (xhour) Th 12  12:50 (required) 
28 Haldeman 
Exams 
Midterm Exam 1  
April 23, 2015  
In class/Takehome exam 
Midterm Exam 2  
May 14, 2015  
In class/Takehome exam 
Final Exam  
Friday, June 5, 2015  
811am (Kemeny 006) 
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 frugal). 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.

Grades

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 that I give 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.

Tutorials 
Tutorial assistance for this course, that is, help with your homework,
will be available in 28 Haldeman, Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
evenings 7  9pm. Tutorials will begin on Thursday, April 2. Your
tutor is Justin Troyka. 
Disabilities, Religious
Observances, etc. 
I encourage any students with disabilities, including
"invisible" disabilities such as chronic diseases and learning disabilities, to discuss appropriate
accommodations with me, which might help you with this class, either
after class or during office hours. Dartmouth College has an active
program to help students with disabilities, and I am happy to do
whatever I can to help out, as appropriate. 
Any student with a documented disability requiring academic
adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with me by the end
of the second week of the term. All discussions will remain
confidential, although the
Student Accessibility Services may be consulted to
verify the documentation of the disability and advise on an
appropriate response to the need. It is important, however, that you
talk to me soon, so that I can make whatever arrangements might be
needed in a timely fashion. 
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
me before the end of the second week of the term to discuss
appropriate accommodations. 
T. R. Shemanske
Last updated May 22, 2015 08:55:32 EDT