Instructor: Dr. Nancy Eaton
E-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: Rm 222, Tyler Hall
Office hours: Monday 3:00-4:30, Tuesday 2:30-4:00, or by apt.
Visit my web page: WEB PAGE
Meets T,R: 8:00-9:15, Kelly 103
Students who require accommodations
and who have documentation from
Disability Services (874-2098) should make arrangements with me as soon as possible.
Here are some useful links for linear algebra:
Topics: vectors, matrices, linear systems, linear transformations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, eigenvectors. There are many applications of linear algebra to problems in many areas of math and science. We will look at applications in order to motivate the study of linear algebra.
Homework & class work: Suggested homework problems are given for all sections that we cover in class. Do as many of these as possible and keep the solutions (include the question as well) in a notebook, a loose leaf notebook is best. You must be self disciplined to do all of the suggested homework problems and to make sure each one is done correctly. Remember you learn math by doing it. Doing all of your homework is essential. It helps you to practice doing all of the problems so that you can do them quickly enough when the time comes to take a test. Bring this notebook to my office hours to show me your work and ask questions. I will ask students to put up the solutions to homework problems on the board in class. This will count as class work. Also, during class you will sometimes work in groups and hand in your work. This will also count as class work. It is essential that you miss as few classes as possible to get class work credit.
Quizzes: I will give you short quizzes in class, once a week. The questions will be similar to homework problems from the material covered in the previous week. I won't give make ups on missed quizzes. Instead, I drop the 3 lowest grades from the semester. Look for the quizzes and solutions on our class web page.
Your grade: Your grade will be based on class work, quizzes, 3 1-hour exams, and the final exam.
Assignments: Listed below are the Maple
assignments for this section of MTH 215.
Begin working on the projects well in advance, as you may find that you have questions. Please come to my office hours with your questions. The assignments below will turn into buttons that as soon as they are available.
Time table: The following time table will be used as a guide. We may be slightly ahead or behind schedule at any given time.
|2/21||Exam 1 (1.1-1.5)|
|2/26||2.1||2/28||2.1 Maple 1 due|
|4/2||4.2||4/4||Maple 2 due|
|5/7||Review||mon 5/13||Final exam|
|1.3||1-15 (odd) 19,20,21,45
proofs: 27, 31, 32
|1.4||1-15 (odd) 21,23,25,29,41-45, 47,49,56|
|1.5||1-13 (odd) 16,18,19,21,23
proofs: 24, 35
|1.6||1,3,9, 17, 19,23,25,29,30,31,38, 42,43,44
proofs: 12, 14, 45