MATH 415: Applied Linear Algebra
Summer 2011

9:00 - 9:50 M - F: 341 AH; 3:00 - 3:50 W: 341 AH.

Instructor: Joseph Rotman
Department of Mathematics
324 Altgeld Hall
Office Hours:10:00--10:45 Monday, Thursday
333-1848
email: rotman@math.uiuc.edu

S. C. Song; he can be contacted at ssong8@illinois.edu
His office hours: Tuesdays, 1:00 to 2:00; Coble Hall B 1 A

I will post homework solutions on the web at end of class. For this reason, no late homework will be accepted.

Syllabus:
We will cover almost all of the first six chapters of the text: Leon, Linear Algebra.

We are going to skip the following portions of Chapter 5 in order to allow us to devote sufficient time to Chapter 6.
If there is time in last week of course, we will return to this.

pp. 206-212; section 5.3; pp. 237-239; pp. 247-257; pp. 267-268; section 5.7.

Canonical Forms

Ruler--Compass Constructions

Similarity

Homework: Current Assignment
Read sections 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6.
(Last) homework, due Thursday, July 28
page 258, 15 and 18; page 294, 2 and 26.

Exam III will be Monday, August 1.
It will cover the portions done in class of the following sections:
5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1, 6.3.

Final Exam: Friday August 5: 1:00--3:00 in AH 314 (not AH 341). The final exam will have 8 problems.

Grading Policy: There are 600 points available:
About 10 homeworks, each 10 points = 100 points;
3 hour exams = 300 points:
Final Exam = 200 points
Your course average is computed by: Average = (total points)/600.

If one does very well on the final, then one's course grade can go up;
but if the final is terrible, the course grade can go down.

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