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Frequency: Spring Terms
Credit: (3-0)3
Catalog description: Matrices, determinants and systems of linear equations. Vector spaces, the Euclidean space, inner product spaces, linear transformations. Eigenvalues, diagonalization.
Course Coordinator: Ozgur Kisisel
Exams and Grading: Course grades are determined by two (non-cumulative) midterm exams, and a (cumulative) final exam, as well as a small number of bonus points awarded on the basis of attendance, class participation, and/or project completion.- Exam 1: 30 %
- Exam 2: 30 %
- Final: 40 %
- Bonus: 5 % (policy varies between sections)
Textbook: "Linear Algebra", Larry Smith, 3^{rd} ed., Springer, 1998 (available at the bookstore, and the Reserve section of the library)
Homework and Method of Studying: The course is of an abstract nature compared to most other courses; comprehension of the proofs and a careful reading of the lecture notes or the textbook are important. Students should attempt to solve all of the questions at the end of each chapter, and regularly visit office hours to talk to the instructors about questions that they cannot solve. Homework will not be graded or corrected. However, a large percentage of the questions on each exam will be very similar to the exercises in the book. (Beware: We will make just enough changes so that memorization of solutions or proofs does not help. A thorough understanding will be necessary and sufficient.)
Website: /math260/
Make-up Policy: In order to be eligible to enter a make-up examination for a missed examination, a student should have a documented or verifiable, and officially acceptable excuse. It is not possible to make up multiple missed examinations. The make-up examination for all exams will be after the final exam, and will include all topics.
Math Help Room: The mathematics help room in T-103 is a room staffed by mathematics faculty and teaching assistants where students may gather to ask questions, work on homework, and view exams. Students are also invited to seek out instructors in their offices.
S1 - O. Kisisel | Mon 15:40-17:30 Thu 11:40-12:30 |
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S2 - B. Walter | Wed 13:40-15:30 Fri 13:40-14:30 |
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S3 - B. Walter | Tue 10:40-12:30 Fri 9:40-10:30 |
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Important Dates
- February 14: Classes Start (Tuesday Schedule)
- February 15: (Wednesday Schedule)
- February 25-March 1: Add-Drop
- April 23: HOLIDAY (Tuesday)
- May 1: HOLIDAY (Wednesday)
- May 24: Classes End
- May 27-June 8: Finals Period
- June 17: Grades Announced