Math 220 Syllabus and Links, Fall 2008

Me: Mark Steinberger
Office: ES136A
Hours: MWF 1:40-2:35
Email: mark@albany.edu. Please include Math 220 in the subject line.
Home page:   http://math.albany.edu:8000/~mark

Course Information
Book: Elementary Linear Algebra, (Ninth Edition) (Applications Version), Anton & Rorres, John Wiley & Sons
Exams: 3 in-class exams and one final
Grading: Each in-class exam is worth 20% of your grade. The final is worth 40%. Credit is given for improvement on the final.
Homework: http://nyjm.albany.edu:8000/~mark/classes/220/hmwk.html

Important Dates:

The dates for the first two in-class exams will be announced in class, one week prior to the exams. The material covered is as follows:

Exam IChapters 1 & 2
Exam IIChapters 4 & 5
Exam III      Chapters 7, 8 & part of 6 (if time)
FinalCumulative.

Note the links at the bottom of this page to old exams. These are very useful, both to show what I think is important and to show how much I expect you to accomplish in an hour exam.

Homework problems will not be collected, but they, together with the problems on the old exams, cover the skills I expect you to master. You should be able to do all assigned problems, and should work on them immediately after the lecture to which they pertain. I'll be happy to go over homework problems at the beginning of most class sessions.

Please do ask lots of questions. Your questions are a very good indicator of what you understand. My goal here is to teach you, not to penalize you. The test for all of us is how you do on the exams. So please make use of the class and office hours to get my help. I am happy to give it. Remember, if you have a question, there will be at least 5 others in the class with the same question. I hope one of you will ask it, because that is how we learn.

Most people learn mathematics more quickly and thoroughly if they discuss it. Verbalizing a question is often the most important step in solving it. So please make frequent use of office hours. It is also very useful to get to know your fellow students and form study groups.

In-class project, 3/4/09

In-class project, 3/18/09

In-class project, 3/20/09

Exam 1, Spring '99 and its solutions. You will need the Acrobat Reader to read or print them.

Exam 1, Fall '00 and its solutions.

Exam 1, Spring '01 and its solutions.

Exam 1, Fall '01 and its solutions.

Exam 1, Spring '02 and its solutions.

Exam 1, Fall '04 and its solutions.

Sample Exam 1, Fall '05 and its solutions.

Exam 1, Fall '05 and its solutions.

Exam 1, Fall '08 and its solutions.

Exam 1, Spring '09 and its solutions.

Exam 2, Spring '99 and its solutions.

Exam 2, Fall '00 and its solutions.

Exam 2, Spring '01 and its solutions.

Exam 2, Fall '01 and its solutions.

Exam 2, Fall '03 and its solutions.

Exam 2, Fall '04 and its solutions.

Exam 2, Fall '05 and its solutions.

Exam 2, Fall '08 and its solutions.

Exam 2, Spring '09 and its solutions.

Exam 3, Spring '99 and its solutions.

Exam 3, Fall '00 and its solutions.

Exam 3, Spring '01 and its solutions.

Exam 3, Fall '03 and its solutions.

Exam 3, Fall '04 and its solutions.

Exam 3, Fall '05 and its solutions.

Exam 3, Fall '08 and its solutions.

Final Exam, Fall '00.

Final Exam, Fall '08.

Final Exam, Spring '09.


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