SYLLABUS
MAT 242  Elementary Linear Algebra
FALL 2003*

*Important Note: All items on this syllabus are subject to change.
Any in-class announcement, verbal or written, is considered official addendum to this syllabus. 
GO TO:
General
Related Websites
Suggested Homework Problems
Recommended Computer Labs
Linear Algebra Terminology
Important Info (Tests, Quizzes, Homeworks, and Computer Labs)

General

Class:                Mat 242, Elementary Linear Algebra
Time:                8:40 - 9:30, MW
Location:           PSF 207
Line #:               52458

Instructor:        Dr. Sergei Suslov
Office:              PSA 629
Phone:              (480) 965-8987
E-mail:           sks@asu.edu
Web page:    http://hahn.la.asu.edu/~suslov/index.html
Office Hours:   MWF, 10:45 - 11:45 am or by appointment

Text:              Elementary Linear Algebra by Edwards & Penney
Exams:             There will be two regular in class exams (2*100);
                           quizzes, homework and/computer labs (100);
                          and a comprehensive final exam (200)
Grading Policy:
                         A = 90 - 100%
                         B = 80 - 89%
                         C = 70 - 79%
                         D = 60 - 69%
                         E = 0 - 59%
Material to be covered: Except for a few sections, Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7, will be covered.
Make-up policy: No make-up exams will be given without notification. Also, no late homework will be accepted for grading


Related Websites

Linear Algebra Homepage
Elementary Linear Algebra (Lecture Notes by Keith Matthews, 1991)
Linear Algebra Tutorial by Dr. Sergey Nikitin
Notes on Linear Algebra by Dr. Paul Vaz
Notes on Linear Algebra by Dr. E. Lee Lady
Math Archives: Linear & Matrix Algebra


Suggested MAT 242 Homework Problems

 Section                      Problems

1.1                             1, 3, 6, 24, 25
1.2                             11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 25, 27, 28
1.3                             11, 15, 19, 21, 25, 29
1.4                             3, 7, 9, 19, 21, 23, 28
1.5                             3, 7, 11, 21, 23, 27, 30, 32

2.1                             1, 7
2.2                             9, 15, 17, 25, 26
2.3                             3, 7, 13, 19, 24, 25, 26
2.4                             1, 5, 9

4.1                             1 - 23 odd, 25 - 28
4.2                             19, 21, 23, 25, 27
4.3                             1 - 15 odd, 19, 25
4.4                             1, 5, 11, 13, 17, 25

5.1                             3, 13, 15, 21, 23, 24
5.2                             1, 5, 7, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21
5.3                             1, 3, 5, 11, 17, 21, 25

6.1                             1, 13, 19, 23, 26, 27, 28
6.2                             1, 7, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25,27
6.4                             1, 7, 9, 11, 15, 21, 23, 25

7.1                             1, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15
7.2                             1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 19, 23
7.3                             3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 17, 27


Recommended Computer Labs:

Lab # 1
Lab # 2
Lab # 3
Lab # 4
Lab # 5
Lab # 6
Lab # 7 


Linear Algebra Terminology (by Dr. P. Vaz)

LINEAR SYSTEMS AND MATRICES
DETERMINANTS
VECTOR SPACES
ORTHOGONALITY AND LEAST SQUARES
EIGENVALUES AND EIGENVECTORS
LINEAR TRANSFORMATIONS



IMPORTANT INFO:

Quizzes and Tests:
Quiz 1: Wednesday, September 10.
Sections 1.1 -1.3 are on the quiz. The main problem: solve a given system of linear equations.
Quiz 2: Wednesday, October 1.
Sections 1.4-1.5  and 2.1-2.3  of  Chs 1&2 are on the quiz. 
Quiz 3: Wednesday, October 8.
Sections 2.1-2.3  of  Ch 2 are on the quiz.
Quiz 4: Wednesday, November 12.
Sections 4.1-4.3  of  Ch 4 are on the quiz.
Quiz 5: Monday, December .

Test 1: Wednesday, October  22.
Sections 1.1-1.5 and 2.1-2.4  and 6.1, 6.4 are on the test.
Review for test 1 is on Monday, October 20.
This test does not require a calculator, but you may use one if you wish.
Homework, sections 2.4, 6.1, 6.4,  will be collected right after the test.
One of the main problems:  find eigenvalues and eigenvectors of  a given matrix.

Test 2: Monday, November .
Sections 4.1 - 4.4, 5.1 are on the test.
Review for test 2 is on Wednesday, November
This test does not require a calculator, but you may use one if you wish.
Homework, sections 4.4, 5.1  will be collected right after the test.

Final Exam: Wednesday, December , 7:40 - 9:30, PSF 207.
Reviews for the Final:
Wednesday, December  , 11:40 - 12:30, PSF 207;
Thursday, December ,  9:00 - 9:50, PSA  (optional).
This test does not require a calculator, but you may use one if you wish.

Homework and Computer Labs:
HW#1: Sections 1.1 - 1.3, due to Wednesday, September 10.
HW#2: Sections 1.4 - 1.5, 2.1-2.3 due to Wednesday, October 1.
HW#3: Sections  2.2 - 2.3 due to Wednesday, October 8.
HW#4: Sections  2.4, 6.1, 6.4 due to Wednesday, October 22.
HW#5: Sections  4.1 - 4.3 due to Wednesday, November 12.
HW#6: Sections  4.4, 5.1(#1-4) due to Monday, November

HAVE A NICE SEMESTER!