Dr. James Baglama
Office: Tyler Hall 209
Office hours: 9:00 am - 10:00 am MWF or by appointment.
Fall 2006 Schedule
Class Time: 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm MWF
Location: RDVL 103
Section number: 02
Prerequisites: MATH 131 or MATH 141
Linear Algebra (3rd Edition), by J. Fraleigh and R. Beauregard
List of Topics
Exam I 100 pts Friday Oct. 6
Exam II 100 pts Wednesday Nov. 15
Final Exam 200 pts Thursday Dec. 21 7:00pm-10:00pm
Homework 100 pts
Projects 20-100 pts
Total Points 520-600 pts
+/- Grades may be given for borderline percentages.
You may use a calculator for homework and exams.
Homework will be assigned after each section. Each day we will spend time going over homework
problems. 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 including assignments turned in with answers copied from the back of
There will be approximately 1-3 projects.
I encourage students
to work together on the projects.
NO MAKEUPS! Details will be given during the semester.
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.
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 notified 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.