Instructor: Prof. Antun Milas
Office: Earth Sciences 123A
Contact phone: 442-4608
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: MWF: 8:25-9:20 AM, or by appointment.
Text: Linear Algebra and its Applications, by David C. Lay, 4rd Edition, Wiley & Sons. You do not need to bring it with you to class each day.
Material covered: We will cover the following sections of the text:
Chapter 1: Linear Equations (1.1-1.9)
Chapter 2: Matrix Algebra (2.1-2.3,2.8-2.9)
Chapter 3: Determinants (3.1-3.3)
Chapter 4: Vector Spaces (4.1-4.7)
Chapter 5: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors (5.1-5.4,5.7)
Chapter 6: Orthogonality (6.1-6.4)
Chapter 7: Symmetric matrices and quadratic forms (7.1,7.4)
Attendance: You are expected to attend class on time everyday . I reserve the right to lower your course grade for absences.
Examinations: There will be two one-hour exams and the final:
Homework: You are strongly encouraged to work the assigned problems! Daily homework problems will be assigned on each section of material covered in class. Homework will be collected and graded! If you want to attach your whole problem set together, use a paperclip or staple. Your homework should be neat and legible.
Quizzes: There will be 10 or 11 quizzes. Questions on quizzes will be similar (or even identical!) to problems found in the homework sets. You will be able to drop the lowest quiz (missed quiz counts as zero).
Grade breakdown: Final exam (25%) and two exams (45%=22.5+22.5), Quizzes and homeworks 25%, Attendence and in-class participation 5%.
Use of electronic devices: The use of cell phones is prohibited in class. Ringtones must be turned off in class and, if on, cell phones must be in vibrate mode. If there is a need to check for and/or receive a call, the student must inform me in advance to excuse him/herself to take an important call. Students must not engage in text messaging in the classroom. Students who create disturbance with ringing cell phones or text messaging, will be asked to leave the class session. Also, I do not allow laptops, tablet devices (iPads, etc.), music players, or any other electronic devices I deem potentially distracting in class.