Math 24
Linear Algebra
Last updated January 03, 2023 11:53:02 EST

General Information HW Assignments Canvas Page

General Information

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



Linear Algebra by Friedberg, Insel, and Spence (5th Edition).

Scheduled Lectures

MWF 12:50 - 1:55
(x-hour) Tu 1:20 - 2:10
307 Kemeny

In addition to the MLK observance on Monday, January 16th, there will be no lecture on Monday, January 23rd and Wednesday, January 25th. We will make these class up during our x-hour on Tuesday, January 10th, 17th, and 31st.

Other meetings during our x-hour will be announced in lecture, but I don't expect this.


Professor Dana Williams
Office: 305 Kemeny Hall
Office Hours: here
Contact via dana DOT williams AT dartmouth DOT edu.


There will be a preliminary exam, a midterm exam, and a cumulative final exam. The preliminary exam and midterm exam will have an in class portion, given during our regularly schedule class or x-hours, as well as a "take home" portion due the next class meeting. The exams are scheduled as follows:

Preliminary Exam Wednesday, January 25th 307 Kemeny
Midterm Exam Tuesday, February 14th 307 Kemeny
Final Exam Monday, March 13 -- 11:30 to 2:30 Room TBA

Homework Policy


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

Written homework 25 points
Preliminary Exam 70 points
Midterm Exam 120 points
Final Exam 150 points
Total 365 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.

On exams, you may not give or receive help from anyone. The in class portion of the exams are closed book and not outside sources of any kind are allowed. The take home exams are open book and open notes. However you may not access any other sources or the internet.

Permission to Record

While we sincerely hope that it does not become necessary, circumstances may dictate that we revert to remote instruction either temporarily or for the remainder of the term. In this event, remote lectures may be recorded. Therefore you should be aware of the following implications of enrolling in this course.

(1) Consent to recording of course meetings and office hours that are open to multiple students.

By enrolling in this course,

a) I affirm my understanding that the instructor may record meetings of this course and any associated meetings open to multiple students and the instructor, including but not limited to scheduled and ad hoc office hours and other consultations, within any digital platform, including those used to offer remote instruction for this course.

b) I further affirm that the instructor owns the copyright to their instructional materials, of which these recordings constitute a part, and my distribution of any of these recordings in whole or in part to any person or entity other than other members of the class without prior written consent of the instructor may be subject to discipline by Dartmouth up to and including separation from Dartmouth.

(2) Requirement of consent to one-on-one recordings.

By enrolling in this course, I hereby affirm that I will not make a recording in any medium of any one-on-one meeting with the instructor or another member of the class or group of members of the class without obtaining the prior written consent of all those participating, and I understand that if I violate this prohibition, I will be subject to discipline by Dartmouth up to and including separation from Dartmouth, as well as any other civil or criminal penalties under applicable law. I understand that an exception to this consent applies to accommodations approved by SAS for a student's disability, and that one or more students in a class may record class lectures, discussions, lab sessions, and review sessions and take pictures of essential information, and/or be provided class notes for personal study use only.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Special Considerations

Student Accessibility and Accommodations

Students requesting disability-related accommodations and services for this course are required to register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS; Getting Started with SAS webpage;; 1-603-646-9900) and to request that an accommodation email be sent to me in advance of the need for an accommodation. Then, students should schedule a follow-up meeting with their instructor to determine relevant details such as what role SAS or its Testing Center may play in accommodation implementation. This process works best for everyone when completed as early in the quarter as possible. If students have questions about whether they are eligible for accommodations or have concerns about the implementation of their accommodations, they should contact the SAS office. All inquiries and discussions will remain confidential.

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 me before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.

Mental Health and Wellness

The academic environment 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: the Counseling Center which allows you to book triage appointments online, the Student Wellness Center which offers wellness check-ins, and your undendergraduate dean. The student-led Dartmouth Student Mental Health Union and their peer support program may be helpful if you would like to speak to a trained fellow student support listener. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the counselor on-call at (603) 646-9442 at any time. Please make me aware of anything that will hinder your success in this course.

Dana P. Williams
Last updated January 03, 2023 11:53:02 EST