Introductory Matrix Theory
Math 225, Section SL1, Fall 2012

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    Course details


    Lectures: Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 - 2:50PM in 103 Mumford Hall

    Instructor: Ely Kerman, email: ekerman@math.uiuc.edu

    Office & Telephone: 326 Illini Hall , 265-6710

    Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00-12:00, or by appointment.

    Textbook: David C. Lay, Linear Algebra and its Applications, Fourth Edition , Addison-Wesley.

    TUTORING: The Math Department provides free tutoring for this course. It takes place in 445 Altgeld Hall at the following times:
    Monday 4-8, Tuesday 5-7, Wednesday 4-8, Thursday 5-7.


    Grading scheme


    Weekly Homework (20%):
    Homework will be assigned, submitted and graded online via the MyMathLab website.
    Here are instructions on how to register for an account. The Course ID is kerman67023 (email me if you didn't get the correct student access code in our second class.)
    You should register as quickly as possible.
    There will be one assignment per week. Each one comes with a deadline and detailed instructions. Please keep on top of things.
    There are also many practice questions available to you on the website.

    Two in-class midterms (20% each = 40% total):
    Midterm 1 is scheduled for Thursday October 4. It will cover the relevant material from sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3.
    Solutions to Midterm 1
    Midterm 2 is scheduled for Tuesday November 13. It will cover the material (that we consodered in class) from section 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 (not 4.6)..
    Solutions to Midterm 2

    Comprehensive Final Exam (40%)
    A comprehensive final exam is scheduled for 7:00-10:00 PM, Friday, December 14. It will take place in our usual class room.


    Lecture schedule (tentative)


    Lecture
    Date
    Sections (to be) covered
    1 Tuesday August 28 Section 1.1
    2 Thursday August 30 Section 1.2
    3 Tuesday September 4 Section 1.3
    4 Thursday September 7 Section 1.4
    5 Tuesday September 10 Section 1.5
    6 Thursday September 13 Section 1.6
    7 Tuesday September 18 Section 1.7
    8 Thursday September 20 Section 1.8
    9 Tuesday September 25 Section 2.1
    10 Thursday September 27 Section 2.2
    11 Tuesday October 2 Section 2.3
    12 Thursday October 4 MIDTERM 1
    13 Tuesday October 9 Section 3.1
    14 Thursday October 12 Section 3.2
    15 Tuesday October 16 Section 3.3
    16 Thursday October 18 Section 3.3
    17 Tuesday October 23 Section 4.1
    18 Thursday October 25 Section 4.1
    19 Tuesday October 30 Section 4.2
    20 Thursday November 1 Section 4.3
    21 Tuesday Novemver 6 Sections 4.4, 4.5
    22 Thursday November 8 Section 4.6
    23 Tuesday Novemver 13 MIDTERM 2
    24 Thursday November 15 Section 5.1
    25 Tuesday Novemver 27 Section 5.2
    26 Thursday November 29 Section 5.3
    27 Tuesday December 4 Section 6.1
    28 Thursday December 6 Section 6.2
    29 Tuesday December 11 REVIEW