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ES 143 MWF 12:20 - 1:15

Office hours: to be announced

Description:Linear Algebra with applications

authors: G. Nakos & D. Joyner

editor: Brooks & Cole

- This course will cover the basics of matrices and their applications:
solving systems of equations, finding inverse matrices, determinants, applications
to vector spaces, eigenvalues and more. We will solve problems by hand
and deal with more complicated systems by using maple. We will get familiar
with maple while solving problems.

There will be four exams. I will count the best three towards your final grade. There will also be assignments to be handed in, at least once a week. Your grade for the course will be the sum of all these exams plus the grade from your assignments. There will be no cumulative final exam.

Attendance is optional, but it is your responsibility to be aware of
the dates of the exams and the content and due date of assignments. If
you miss a class, it is your responsibility to be aware of the topics discussed
during that class, the assigned homework and the possibly given assignment.
There is no reason to miss an exam other than getting sick (bring note
from doctor), being on a team that has a game at the same time an exam
is given (bring a note from your coach), or a death or serious illness
in your family. In the event you can not attend an exam, you need to notify
me IN ADVANCE. You can call me (2-4641), e-mail me (reinhold@math.albany.edu),
or leave a message under my door or with the secretaries.

- The schedule for the exams is subject to change. Please, keep abreast
of any possible changes. The current plan is as follows:

Sept. 29: no classes

Oct. 9: no classes

Last day of classes: Dec 13