640:250 - Introduction to Linear Algebra

Section 02, Fall 2017

Anders Buch (asbuch ⊗ math • rutgers • edu)


Resources:

Course web site:
http://sites.math.rutgers.edu/~asbuch/linalg_f17/

Text:
Spence, Insel, and Friedberg, Elementary Linear Algebra (2nd ed.)

Syllabus:
syllabus.pdf

Lectures:
Monday and Thursday 10:20 - 11:40 AM in TIL-258 (Livingston)

Office hours:
Tuesday 11-12 noon and Wednesday 11-12 noon in HILL-234 (Busch)

TA at Large:
George Hauser

Grading:

Midterm 1, Monday October 2 in class, 22%
Midterm 2, Monday November 6 in class, 22%
Final Exam, Tuesday December 19, 2017: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 44%
Weekly Homeworks, 12% total.

Homework Policy:

(1) Late homework is not accepted.

(2) It is fine to discuss the problems with others, but writeups must be individual. If you have received help for solving a problem, then cite your source(s).

(3) Consider a homework problem as essay. Explain what you do (without making your explanation longer than necessary). Write neatly. It is your responsibility that whoever reads your work will understand and enjoy it!

(4) For true/false problems: If you believe that a problem is true, then explain why in your own words. If you believe that a problem is false, then provide a counterexample.

(5) STAPLE your work!!!

Assigned homework sets will show up on this course web site.

Assigned homework:

Homework 1: Due Thursday September 21 in class.
1.1: 3, 19, 38, 43, 46, 51
1.2: 3, 19, 35, 46, 53, 56, 59
1.3: 3, 23, 51, 58, 59, 66, 71, 74
Homework 2: Due Thursday September 28 in class.
1.4: 11, 17, 35, 54, 58, 63, 65, 67
1.6: 1, 19, 25, 43, 49, 51, 53, 60, 64
1.7: 13, 23, 33, 41, 64, 67, 72, 76, 81