University at Albany, SUNYAMAT 220: Linear Algebra, Spring 2012

Instructor

Prof. Marco Varisco, mvarisco@albany.edu [how to email a professor], www.albany.edu/~mv312143/
Office: ES-120C, Office Hours: TuTh 8:45–10:05, Tu 1:15–2:35, or by appointment.

Schedule

TuTh 2:45–4:05 in ES-140.

Prerequisite

Textbook cover

AMAT 113. [University Bulletin]

Description

“Linear equations, matrices, determinants, finite dimensional vector spaces, linear transformations, Euclidean spaces.” [University Bulletin]

Textbook

Linear Algebra and its applications, David C. Lay. Fourth Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2012.

Grading & Examinations

Homework exercises will be assigned during each class and posted below, but they will not be collected.

There will be a quiz at the beginning of each and every class, mostly consisting of questions from the homework and statements of definitions/theorems. The four lowest scores will be dropped, and no make-up quizzes will ever be given.

When calculating your course grade there is one more rule: if your quiz score is an E then your course grade is an E; in this case your midterm and final exam scores will be ignored.

Of course, you are expected to follow the University’s Standards of Academic Integrity.


Date Homework Quiz
Th 1/19 Read section 1.1.
Tu 1/24 1.1.12/14/16/20/23/24.
Th 1/26 1.2.4/10/12/14/20(a,b,c). quiz #1
Tu 1/31 1.3.2/6/10/12/18 and 1.4.2/4/10. quiz #2
Th 2/02 1.4.14/16 and 1.5.2/4/6/10/18. quiz #3
Tu 2/07 1.7.2/4/8/10/12/16/18/20. quiz #4
Th 2/09 1.8.2/4/8/10/12/20. quiz #5
Tu 2/14 1.9.2/4/6. quiz #6
Th 2/16 2.1.2/4/6/10/12.
Tu 2/21 2.2.1/2/3/4. quiz #7
Th 2/23 2.2.3/6/8/14/30/32. quiz #8
Tu 2/28 3.1.4/6/10/12/14 and 3.2.8/12/16/18/20. quiz #9
Th 3/01 3.2.21/22/23/32/36/40. quiz #10
Tu 3/06 3.2.24/25/26 and 3.3.4/6. quiz #11
Th 3/08 3.3.12/20/22. quiz #12
Tu 3/20 4.1.1/2.
Th 3/22 4.1.6/10/12/16/18. quiz #13
Tu 3/27 midterm
Th 3/29 4.2.4/10/12/16/18/20/22/24.
Tu 4/03 Complete and review all previous assignments. quiz #14
Th 4/05 4.3.2/4/6/8/14/16. quiz #15
Tu 4/10 4.5.2/4/8/14/18 and 4.6.2/4/6/8/10. quiz #16
Th 4/12 5.1.2/4/6/8/12/14/18. quiz #17
Tu 4/17 5.2.2/8/10/16/18. quiz #18
Th 4/19 5.3.2/4/6/8/10/12/20/24/26. quiz #19
Tu 4/24 6.1.2/4/6/8. quiz #20
Th 4/26 6.1.10/14/16/18 and 6.2.2/6/8/10/12/14/20. quiz #21
Tu 5/01 6.3.6/10 and 6.4.4/6/8/10/12. quiz #22
Th 5/03 Complete and review all previous assignments. quiz #23

This syllabus is subject to change. All official announcements and assignments are given in class, and this web page may not be up to date.
Marco Varisco — May 3, 2012.