Instructor: Dr. Nancy Eaton
E-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: Rm 222, Tyler Hall
Visit my web page: WEB PAGE
Office hours: By appointment and Tuesday 5pm, before class in our class room
also send questions by e-mail.
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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 do not miss any classes during this short summer session.
Suggested homework problems:
|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
Quizzes: I will give you short quizzes in class. 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 2 lowest grades from the semester. Look for the quizzes and solutions on our class web page.
Calculator: You will find your graphing calculator to be helpful, but not essential for this course. You will need at least a scientific calculator. Mathematical software packages are very helpful when performing computations in linear algebra, and they can provide a useful tool when learning it as well. We will use the Maple software package for this course. Learn more about Maple. You may have purchased the disk LINTEK with your book. This gives you a way to practice computations and have your work corrected. Exercises using LINTEK are given at the end of the homework sections in our text. You may do as many of these as you like. They are good practice.
To submit electronically:
Go to the home page of the math dept. http://www.math.uri.edu/
Select: Access Electronic Submission of Maple Hmk. From there, use your postoffice e-mail address as your identification and your Social Security number as your password. If you fail to do the electronic submission then hand it in on paper by the due date. Just include the exercises, to avoid printing unnecessary pages.
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.
|Tuesday 5/21||1.1, 1.2|
|Thursday 5/23||1.3, 1.4, 1.5||Quiz 1 on 1.1, 1.2|
|Tuesday 5/28||1.6, 2.1||Quiz 2 on 1.3, 1.4, 1.5|
|Thursday 5/30||2.2||Exam 1 on 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5|
|Tuesday 6/4||2.3,2.4,4.1||Maple 1||Quiz 3 on 1.6,2.1, 2.2|
|Thursday 6/6||4.2,||Exam 2 on 1.6, 2.1, 2.2|
|Tuesday 6/11||4.3||Quiz 4 on 2.3, 2.4, 4.1, 4.2|
|Thursday 6/13||5.1,||Exam 3 on 2.3, 2.4, 4.1, 4.2|
|Tuesday 6/18||5.2, 6.1, 6.2||Maple 2||Quiz 5 on 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2|
|Thursday 6/20||Final exam cummulative.|
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