AMAT 220: Linear Algebra — Fall 2016



ES 146 

 Class hours  

MWF 11:30am—12:25pm 


Boris Goldfarb 


ES 120B 

 Office hours  

MW 10:20am—11:20am, F 12:30pm—1:30pm 


(518) 442-4712 

 Email address 

 WWW page 


About the text: David C. Lay, Linear Algebra, 4th ed., 2011. 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 end-of-term 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: 


    online homework problems:     



    40% (20% midterm + 20% end-of-term exam) 

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 A-E graded. Attendance is critical to success in the class.