SYLLABUS
MAT 242  Elementary Linear Algebra
FALL 1999*

*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)
GRADES

General

Class:                Mat 242, Elementary Linear Algebra
Time:                11:40 - 12:30, MW
Location:           PSA 108
Line #:               99028

Instructor:        Dr. Sergei Suslov
Office:              PSA 629
Phone:              (480) 965-8987
E-mail:            sks@asu.edu
Web page:      http://www.public.asu.edu/~sergei/index.html
Office Hours:   MW, 1:30 - 2:40 pm or by appointment

Text:               Elementary Linear Algebra by Edwards & Penney
Exams:             There will be two regular in class exams (2*100);
                          four quizzes (4*25);
                          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 8.
Sections 1.1 -1.3 are on the quiz. The main problem: solve a given system of linear equations.
Test 1: Monday, October 4.
Sections 1.1-1.5  and 2.1-2.3  of  Chs 1&2 are on the test.
Review for test 1 is on Wednesday, September 29.
This test does not require a calculator, but you may use one if you wish.
Homework, sections 2.2 -2.3 ,  will be collected right after the test.
Quiz 2: Wednesday, October  20.
Sections 2.4 and 6.1 are on the quiz.
The main problem: find eigenvalues and eigenvectors of  a given matrix.
Quiz 3: Monday, November 8.
Sections 4.1 - 4.3 are on the quiz.
Review for quiz 3
Test 2: Monday, November 22.
Sections 4.1 - 4.4, 5.1  and 6.1 are on the test.
Review for test 2 is on Wednesday, November 17.
(See also review for quiz 3.)
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.
Quiz 4: Monday, December 6.
Final Exam: Wednesday, December 15, 7:40 - 9:30, PSA 108.
Reviews for the Final:
Wednesday, December  8, 11:40 - 12:30, PSA 108;
Thursday, December 9,  9:00 - 9:50, PSA 108 (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 8.
HW#2: Sections 1.4 - 1.5, 2.1 due to Wednesday, September 22.
HW#3: Sections  2.2 - 2.3 due to Monday, October 4.
HW#4: Sections  2.4, 6.1 due to Wednesday, October 20
HW#5: Sections  4.1 - 4.3 due to Monday, November 8
HW#6: Sections  4.4, 5.1(#1-4) due to Monday, November 22

Labs 1&2: Monday, Sept. 27, ECA 221
Lab 3: due to Monday, October 4, together with homework 3
Lab 4: due to Wednesday, October 20, together with homework 4

HAVE A NICE SEMESTER!