Syllabus for Math 350: Linear Algebra

Fall 2019

Textbook: Linear Algebra (fifth edition) by Friedberg, Insel and Spence.

Course topics: We will cover the material in Chapters 1-5 and Chapter 7. If time permits, we may also cover some of the material from Chapter 6.

Meeting times: The lectures will be held every Tuesday and Friday 10:20-11:40am in Beck Hall - Room 250 on Livingston Campus.

First Midterm: Tuesday, October 8th.

Second Midterm: Tuesday, November 19th.

Lecturer:

Name:

Simon Thomas

Office:

Hill Center 730 (on Busch Campus)

Office hours:

Tuesday & Wednesday 1:40-3:00pm in Hill 730

Email:

sthomas@math.rutgers.edu

Webpage:

http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~sthomas

The term grade will be based on the results of the examinations and the solutions of the homework problems. We will have 2 midterm (80 minute) exams and a final exam. Homework will be assigned during most lectures and will be collected each Tuesday. Here are the weights of the different components:

Component

Percentage

Midterm #1

20%

Midterm #2

20%

Final Exam

50%

Homework

10%