Instructor: James BaglamaOffice: Lippitt Hall 200D Department of Mathematics Phone: 401.874.2709Office hour: MW 11am-11:50am
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Students with Disabilities
Text: David Lay Linear Algebra and its Applications, Fifth Edition, Addison Wesley; ISBN-13: 978-0-321-98238-4
Calculator/Mathematica A Calculator or Mathematica is required for class. Calculator use may be restricted on some exams since more advanced calculators, like the TI-89 can do some of the computations that we expect you to learn to do with just pencil and paper.
Course Content This course presents the main concepts and terminology of linear algebra that play an essential role in mathematics and in many technical areas of modern society, such as computer science, engineering, physics, environmental science, economics, statistics, business management and social sciences.
There will be three in class exams this semester and a final exam.
Homework will be assigned for section of the textbook we cover. A list of homework problems is posted on this website. Do NOT email your homework to me! Homework must have
The following calendar gives a timetable for the course. We might be slightly behind or ahead at any given time. Check here often, as the Calendar will be updated according to the pace of the class. Note: In the problem lists, a notation like 3-9 means that all the problems 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 are assigned. Week Events Section/NotesHomework Problems 1 Jan. 25 - Jan. 29 First Day Wed. Jan. 27 Section 1.1 Example 1 Example 2 (Section 1.1) 1, 2, 7, 8, 11, 13, 19-22, 25, 30, 31, 32 Due: Sec. 1.1 Wed. Feb. 3 2 Feb. 1 - Feb. 5 Section 1.2 Example 3 Section 1.3 (Section 1.2) 1, 3, 7-12 15, 17,20, 23, 28 Due: Sec. 1.2 Fri. Feb. 12 (Section 1.3) 1, 3, 5, 11, 13, 17, 19, 25 Due: Sec. 1.3 Fri. Feb. 12 SNOW DAYS NO CLASS FRIDAY FEB. 5 AND MONDAY FEB. 8 SCHEDULED WILL BE ADJUSTED 3 Feb. 8 - Feb. 12 Section 1.4 Section 1.5 (Section 1.4) 1, 3, 5, 9, 12, 13, 15, 17, 21, 25, 32 Due: Sec. 1.4 Mon. Feb. 15 (Section 1.5) 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 29-33 Due: Sec. 1.5 Fri. Feb. 19 4 Feb. 15 - Feb. 19 Section 1.7 Section 1.8 (Section 1.7) 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 16, 19, 26, 27, 33 Due: Sec. 1.7 Mon. Feb. 22 (Section 1.8) 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 27, 31, 32 Due: Sec. 1.8 Fri. Feb. 26 5 Feb. 22 - Feb. 26 Exam 1 Fri. Feb. 26 Section 1.9 (Section 1.9) 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 17, 19 Due: Sec. 1.9 Wed. Mar. 2 6 Feb. 29 - Mar. 4 Project 1 Wed. Mar. 2 Section 2.1 Section 2.2 (Section 2.1) 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 17, 23, 24, 27 Due: Sec. 2.1 Mon. Mar. 7 (Section 2.2) 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 24, 31, 33 Due: Sec. 2.2 Fri. Mar. 11 7 Mar. 7 - Mar. 11 Section 2.3 Section 3.1 (Section 2.3) 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 13, 15-17, 22 Due: Sec. 2.3 Mon. Mar. 14 (Section 3.1) 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 20, 21, 25, 33-36 Due: Sec. 3.1 Fri. Mar. 18 8 Mar. 14 - Mar. 18 Project 2 Fri. Mar. 18 Section 3.2 Section 3.3 Area Cramer's Rule (Section 3.2) 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23 , 25, 31 Due: Sec. 3.2 Wed. Mar. 30 (Section 3.3) 1- 6 Mar. 21 - Mar. 25 Spring Break 9 Mar. 28 - Apr. 1 Exam 2 Fri. Apr. 1 Section 4.1 (Section 4.1) 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 17, 21, 23, 24 Due: Sec. 4.1 Wed. Apr. 6 10 Apr. 4 - Apr. 8 Section 4.2 Section 4.3 (Section 4.2) 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 17, 19, 23, 27 Due: Sec. 4.2 Fri. Apr. 8 (Section 4.3) 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 19, 23, 24, 37 Due: Sec. 4.3 Fri. Apr. 15 11 Apr. 11 - Apr. 15 Section 4.5 Section 4.6 (Section 4.5) 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 21, 22 Due: Sec. 4.5 Wed. Apr. 20 (Section 4.6) 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 25, 26, 31 Due: Sec. 4.6 Fri. Apr. 22 12 Apr. 18 - Apr. 22 MatLab PageRank Google Eigenvector Section 5.1 (Section 5.1) 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 17, 19, 25, 26, 38 Due: Sec. 5.1 Fri. Apr. 29 13 Apr. 25 - Apr. 29 Exam 3 Fri. Apr. 29 Section 5.2 Section 5.3 (Section 5.2) 1, 3, 7, 9, 10, 15, 18, 23 (Section 5.3) 1, 3, 9, 13, 18, 27, 31 14 May 2 Last Day Review 15 May 12 Final Exam 8:00 am - 11:00 am Lippitt 205
Any student with a documented disability should contact your instructor early in the semester so that he or she may work out reasonable accommodations with you to support your success in this course. Students should also contact Disability Services for Students: Office of Student Life, 330 Memorial Union, 874-2098. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.
The math department expects that you will give this course 12-14 hours per week of your undivided attention, in addition to class time. The key to success in this course is the problem material. It is very important that you try all the assigned problems listed on the syllabus. The problems chosen for each textbook section indicate what is important in that section and which ideas and skills you should focus on.
Sakai is being used in part to teach this course. All projects MUST be submitted in Sakai using the Assignment tool. The Sakai site will contain your grades, links, and the Assignment tool for submission of your Projects. That means you should become familiar with using Sakai. You can access Sakai at the following web address: https://sakai.uri.edu/portal/ Use your e-campus id and your URI Webmail password.