AMAT 220: Linear Algebra — Fall 2016 
Classroom  ES 146 
Class hours  MWF 11:30am—12:25pm 
Professor  Boris Goldfarb 
Office  ES 120B 
Office hours  MW 10:20am—11:20am, F 12:30pm—1:30pm 
Telephone  (518) 4424712 
Email address  bgoldfarb@albany.edu 
WWW page  http://www.albany.edu/~goldfarb/mat220.html 
About the text: David C. Lay, Linear Algebra, 4th ed., 2012. There is also a required online content package that includes the use of Pearson's MyMathLab. Exams: There will be two exams. The midterm will be one hour long, taken in class on Monday, October 10. The endofterm exam is also one hour long, taken in class on Monday, December 5. Reading/Homework: Read the sections we cover in class immediately before or after each lecture. Homework problems from the text will be assigned on the MyMathLab website. The assignments will be generally due on Wednesdays. Here is a copy of the registration instructions from MyMathLab that I will be distributing in class. Grades: The course letter grades will be based on the total score obtained from homework and exam scores weighted according to the following scheme:
The last day of class is Monday, December 12. The following information is added to satisfy the Minimum Contents of a Class Syllabus requirements. The prerequisite for this course is the sequence of two semesters of Calculus AMAT 112 and 113 or their analogues. The course is AE graded. Attendance is critical to success in the class.
