Math 225 - Introductory Matrix Theory
Sections SL1 and TL1, Fall 2015

Latest Course News

Solutions to practice sheet for the Final Exam.

Things you need to know for the Final Exam.

Practice sheet for the Final Exam.

Solutions for Quiz 5.

Solutions for Quiz 4.

Solutions for Quiz 3.

Solutions for Quiz 2.

Solutions for Quiz 1.

Lecture Notes from Thursday Dec 3.

Lecture Notes from Tuesday Dec 1.

Lecture Notes from Thursday Nov 5.

Solutions for Midterm 2.

Partial solutions to practice problems for Midterm 2.

Practice sheet for Midterm 2.

Solutions to Midterm 1.

Partial solutions to practice problems.

Some practice problems for Midterm 1.

Quiz 5 due Tuesday Dec 8.

Quiz 4 due Thursday Dec 3.

Quiz 3 is due at the beginning of class on Thursday Oct 15.

Quiz 2 is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday Sept 22.

Quiz 1 is due at the beginning of class on Thursday Sept 3.

Here is a sample computation you might Find useful.

Course Information

Instructor Ely Kerman
OFFice 326 Illini Hall
OFFice hours Tuesday and Thursday 11:00-12:00
Lectures Section SL1: TR 2:00-2:50 PM in 151 Everitt
Section TL1: TR 3:00-3:50 PM in 151 Everitt
Tutoring Room There will be walk-in tutoring available for Math 225 in 441 Altgeld Hall at the following times:
Tuesday 5:00-7:00PM
Wednesday 4:00-8:00PM
Thursday 5:00-7:00PM
Main Text Linear Algebra and its Applications, by D.Lay, S.Lay, and J. McDonald (Fifth Edition)
Grading The course grade will be calculated as follows.
Final exam: 35%
Midterms: 2x20%=40%
Homework: 15%
Quizzes: 10%
Exam dates Midterm 1, Thursday Sept 24, in class.
Midterm 2, Thursday Nov 12, in class. Will cover the material in sections 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2
Final exam:
Section SL1: 8-11AM Wednesday Dec 16 in normal lecture room.
Section TL1: 7-10PM Tuesday Dec 15 in normal lecture room.
Homework Assignments will be given weekly using MyMathLab Platform. You will need to pay for access to the MyMathlab platform (with the registration fee you will get access to an electronic version of the text.) Please see their Get Started Flyer for instructions on how to register. The course ID for Section SL1 is kerman56524 and the course ID for Section TL1 is kerman02694. Please make sure you use the correct ID for your section. The homework will count for 15% of your grade. The 2 lowest assignment scores will be dropped from your grade.
Quizzes There will be a quiz every second Thursday (approximately) administered in class. They count for 10% of your grade and the two lowest scores will be dropped. You may not use books, notes, calculators or computers.
Syllabus We will cover the material in the first six chapters of the text. Here is a more precise syllabus.
Test Policies No books, notes, calculators or computers allowed. Make up tests will almost never be given. The only exception is when you present written evidence, as soon as possible, that you did (or will have to) miss an exam for a legitimate reason, e.g. illness or family emergency. Travel and leisure plans are never a legitimate reason.