University at Albany, College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

AMAT/TMAT 222: Honors Linear Algebra, Fall 2013


Prof. Marco Varisco, (how to email a professor),
Office: ES-120C, Office Hours: MWF 9:10–10:15, or by appointment.


MWF 8:15–9:10 in ES-139.


Honors version of linear algebra. Same topics as AMAT220, but topics are covered in more depth and with more emphasis on theory. This course is for students with more than average ability and more than average interest in mathematics. (See the University Bulletin.)

Main topics


David C. Lay, Linear Algebra and Its Applications, fourth edition, Addison-Wesley, 2012.


A grade of A in AMAT 113 or AMAT 214 together with permission of the instructor, or a grade of B+ in AMAT/TMAT 119 or AMAT/TMAT 218. (See the University Bulletin.)

Grading & Examinations

Homework will be assigned regularly on MyMathLab from the exercises in the textbook. To enroll in our course on MyMathLab, click here. The course ID is varisco62941. You may then enter or purchase (for $91.30) an access code, or start a 17-day free trial (before the free trial expires, you will need to obtain an access code to continue using MyMathLab). Be sure to check MyMathLab regularly for homework assignments as well as for all course announcements. Do all the homework, and then some — mathematics is not a spectator sport!

There will be at least twelve quizzes, mostly consisting of questions from the homework and statements of definitions/theorems. The two lowest scores will be dropped, and no make-up quizzes will ever be given.

Please contact me as soon as possible if you cannot make one of the exams. Retroactive or last-minute requests for a make-up exam or a reweighing of the examination grades will be ignored.

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

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.