4242 Spring 2014

Math 4242 Syllabus Spring 2014 Sections 2 and 4.

HW11: 8.2.4, 8.2.5, 8.2.6, 8.2.14, 8.2.20, 8.2.23, 8.2.33, 8.3.2, 8.3.8, 8.3.15, 8.3.19, 8.4.2, 8.4.5, 8.6.7, 8.6.8, 8.6.9, 8.6.10. 
HW10: 5.5.2, 5.5.3, 5.5.15, 5.6.3, 5.6.9, 7.1.54, 7.1.58. Not due.
HW9: 5.1.23, 5.2.5, 5.2.7bd, 5.3.16b, 5.3.27bdf. Due 4/11 in class.
HW8: 4.4.1ac, 4.4.4, 4.4.12ce, 4.4.14, 4.4.33. Due 4/4 in class.
HW7: 4.2.7, 4.3.4bd, 4.3.5. Due 3/24 in class.
HW6:  3.1.3, 3.1.13, 3.1.20ac, 3.2.5ac, 3.2.15, 3.2.19, 3.3.11, 3.3.37b. Due 3/7 in class.
HW5: 2.4.5, 2.4.10, 2.4.18, 2.4.25, 2.5.5ce, 2.5.25ce, 2.5.29, 2.5.40. Due 2/28 in class.
HW4: 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.11, 2.2.23, 2.3.7, 2.3.8, 2.3.23, 2.3.31. Due 2/21 in class.
HW3: 1.6.14, 1.6.26, 1.8.4, 1.8.7hi, 1.8.8hi, 1.8.23ef, 1.9.6, 1.9.10. Due 2/14 in class.
HW2: 1.4.19de, 1.4.22, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.5.5, 1.5.8, 1.5.12, 1.5.17. Due 2/7 in class.
HW1: 1.2.30, 1.2.36, 1.3.5, 1.3.22gh, 1.3.25, 1.3.32e. Due 1/31 in class.

: Professor Pavlo Pylyavskyy, Vincent Hall 258.

Time and Location: MWF 10:10am - 11am Vincent Hall 113; MWF 12:20pm - 1:10pm Burton Hall 123.

Office Hours MW 1:30-4:30

Text: "Applied Linear Algebra" by P. Olver and C. Shakiban

Khan Academy videos.

Mathematical Prerequisites: Math 2243 or 2373 or 2573

Topics: We will cover Chapters 1,2,3,4,5,7,8 of the text, omitting a few sections. The topics include systems of linear equations, vector spaces, subspaces, bases, linear transformations, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues, orthogonality, quadratic forms, and applications.

Grading and Exams: There will be a midterm exam and a final exam. Your grade will be determined by the following weights:

  • Final exam 40%,
  • Mid-Term Exam 30%
  • Homework 30%
To pass this course with a grade of D or higher you must pass at least one exam. If you have a borderline grade, the final exam takes precedent. You may bring the textbook and a simple calculator to the exams. You are expected to attend lectures.

Absence from exams: Missing an exam is permitted only for the most compelling reasons. You should obtain my permission in advance to miss an exam. Otherwise you will be given a 0. If you are excused from taking an exam, you will be allowed to take a makeup exam, or (if I allow) your other exam scores will be prorated. To know your rights and responsibilities you can read the official university policy.

Official University Statement on Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty in any portion of the academic work for a course shall be grounds for awarding grade of F or N for the entire course.

My Statement on Incompletes, S/N: The grade ``I" is assigned only when a student has satisfactorily (a C- grade or better) completed all but a small portion of the work for the course, and has made prior arrangements to complete the work. This means, for example, if you quit attending class after the first exam, and then request an ``I" in the tenth week, your request will be denied. You will fail the course. To obtain an S, you need at least a C- grade.

Scholastic Conduct: Each student should read his/her college bulletin for the definitions and possible penalties for cheating. During the exams you must do your own work. Students suspected of cheating will be reported to the Scholastic Conduct Committee for appropriate action.

Homework:  It is allowed to collaborate on the homework, however the writing should be done independently. 

Complaints: You can address complaints about your lecturer to the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Bryan Mosher, Vincent Hall 115.

Course Outline

WF Jan. 22-Jan. 24 Chap. 1.1-1.5
MWF Jan. 27-Jan. 31 Chap. 1.6-1.9 
MWF Feb. 3-Feb. 7 Chap. 2.1-2.3 
MWF Feb. 10-Feb. 14. Chap. 2.4-2.6
MWF Feb. 17-Feb. 21- Chap. 3.1-3.4
MWF Feb. 24- Feb. 28 Chap. 3.5-4.1
MWF Mar. 3-Mar. 7 Chap. 4.2-4.4
M Mar. 10 Chap. 5.1
Mar. 12 Review for Mid-Term Exam 
Mid-Term Exam F Mar. 14: Chap. 1-4 

MWF Mar. 24-Mar. 28 Chap. 5.2-5.3,5.5
MWF Mar. 31-Apr. 4 Chap. 5.6,6.1-6.2
MWF Apr. 7-Apr. 11 Chap. 6.3,7.1-7.2
Apr. 14- Apr. 18 Chap. 7.3-7.4, 8.1
Apr. 21- Apr. 25 Chap. 8.2-8.4
MWF Apr. 28- May. 2 Chap. 8.5-8.6 
MW May. 5-May. 7 Review for Final Exam 
Final Exam: F May. 9 Chap. 1-8