Math 416 - Abstract Linear Algebra

Sections X13 and E13, Fall 2016

Sections X13 and E13, Fall 2016

InstructorEly Kerman ekerman@math.uiuc.eduOffice326 Illini Hall Office hoursMonday and Wednesday 2:30-3:30 PM LecturesSection X13: MWF 12:00-12:50 PM in 341 Altgeld Hall

Section E13: MWF 1:00-1:50 PM in 2 Illini HallMain 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 7, in class.

Midterm 2, Wednesday Nov 9, in class.

Final exam: The two sections will have a combined Final exam on Tuesday Dec 13 from 1:30-4:30PM in 217 Noyes Laboratory.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 . Honors and extra credit hourThese are not offered for these sections of Math 416. Those interested in such credit should enroll in the Honors section of this course.

- In each assignment, a few problems will be thoroughly graded, while the rest 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.