Dr. James Baglama

Office/Contact Information:
Office: Tyler Hall 209
Phone: 401-874-4412
Fax: 401-874-4454
Web Page:

Office hours:
10:00 am - 11:00 am MWF
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm MW or by appointment.
Fall 2004 Schedule

Course Information:
Class Time: 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm MW
Location: Ind. Hall 220
Section number: 01
Text: "Matrix Analysis", by Roger A. Horn and Charles R. Johnson

Course Material:
List of Topics

Exam I (mid-term) 100 pts
Final Exam 100 pts Dec. 22 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Homework 100 pts
Project 100 pts
Total Points 400 pts

A..100%-90%       B..89%-80%       C..79%-70%       D..69%-60%       F..59%-0%
+/- Grades may be given for borderline percentages.

Homework will be assigned after each section. I will collect and grade selected problems. Homework must be stapled, have your name, list of problems, and chapter and section number. I will not accept messy homework. I will give one warning, after that I will assign a grade of zero. I will not accept any late homework. Also, a grade of zero will be assigned to incomplete homework assignments. There will be one large project worth 100 points. Details can be found on the class web site, project.

I highly recommend that you attend every class that you can possibly attend. Although I feel that it is essential for you to attend class, no direct punishment will be assessed to your final grade if you choose not to attend.

Make-up Exams:
Makeup exams will only be given to students with an acceptable excuse. The only acceptable excuses, religious holy day, family emergency, school sponsored event, job interviews, or sickness. All absences require documentation. For example, sickness, a doctor's excuse. You must notify me of any religious holy days within the first 2 weeks of the semester. You must let me know before the exam that you will not be able to take the exam in order to be given a makeup exam. All other absences will be given a zero for that exam. No exceptions! Makeup exams will be given at a time that is convenient for both you and me.

Research has shown that the learning process is greatly enhanced when students help each other. On the other hand, I do not want you to find the best student in the class and simply copy off of him/her. If you are having trouble, please don't hesitate to come and see me right away. If you are having trouble and don't take care of it, your problems will only get worse. I can assure you of this.

Any student who, because of a disability, may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact me as soon as possible to make necessary accommodations.