Math 416 - Abstract Linear Algebra

Sections C13 and D13, Fall 2014

Sections C13 and D13, Fall 2014

InstructorEly Kerman ekerman@math.uiuc.eduOffice326 Illini Hall Office hoursMonday and Friday 1-2 PM LecturesSection C13: MWF 10:00-10:50 AM in 341 Altgeld Hall

Section D13: MWF 11:00-11:50 AM in 163 EverittMain TextLinear Algebra, by Friedberg, Insel, and Spence (Fourth Edition)

Please make sure you get the Fourth Edition. It should be possible to get a used copy.Other resources

Linear Algebra, by Jim Hefferon, is a free online textbook, with solutions, available from the author's webpage as a pdf file

A First Course in Linear Algebra, by Robert A. Beezer, is a free textbook, available from the author's webpage as a pdf.

There is also an online, web-based, version.

GradingThe course grade is calculated as follows.

Final exam: 40%

Midterms: 2x20%=40%

Homework: 20%

Exam datesMidterm 1, Friday Oct 10, in class.

Midterm 2, Friday Nov 14, in class.

Final exam:

Section C13: 8-11AM Friday Dec 19 in normal lecture room.

Section D13: 8-11AM Wednesday Dec 17 in normal lecture room.HomeworkHomework assigned at each lecture will be posted on the daily log. It will be due in class usually on a Wednesday.

SyllabusHere is the course syllabus .

- In each assignment, a few problems will be thoroughly graded, while some will only be spot-checked, i.e. credit is given for having done the problem (correctly or not).
- The
**two lowest**homework scores will be dropped.

- Late homework will
**not**be accepted, because solutions are posted shortly after the deadline. - If you will be absent when homework is due, you must turn in your homework in advance. Note that I will check my mailbox (250 Altgeld) right after collecting homework in class.
- In case of documented illness or emergency, homework may be dropped.

**No**make-up exams will be offered after the fact.- However, if the exam schedule conflicts with a university-sponsored activity (conference, competition, etc.), please email me. A make-up exam in advance may be arranged.
- In case of documented illness or emergency, an exam may be dropped.