MATH 4513

THIS IS A WAC COURSE!!

Instructor: Scott Sykes

Office
Hours: Monday 11:00-2:00, 3:30-5:30

Wednesday 11:00-2:00

Friday
11:00-12:00

or by appointment

Office
Phone: 836-4346

Email: ssykes@westga.edu

Prerequisite: MATH 2853 and 3003

Course Description: The first course in
a comprehensive, theoretically-oriented, two-course sequence in linear algebra.
Topics include abstract vector spaces, subspaces, linear transformations,
determinants, and elementary canonical forms.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course,
the student will be able to:

- Understand vector spaces, subspaces, and
dimension
- Understand what it means for a set of vectors to
be linearly independent, spanning and a basis in a vector space (see L3)
- Understand linear transformations (see L3)
- Understand and compute determinants (see L3)
- Write a paper linking some or all of these
concepts (see L2)

TEXT: Elementary Linear Algebra, Kohlman-Hill

TESTS: There will be exams on **Monday, February 24** and **Monday,
April 21**. Each will count 100
points towards your final grade.

FINAL: The final is **Monday, May 5 at 5:30-7:30**.
It counts 200 points towards your final grade and will be comprehensive.

HOMEWORK: Homework will be assigned each week and
collected the following Monday. Each
assignment is worth 15 points. You will
lose 3 points for each day it is late.
You may count a maximum of 200 points towards your final grade.

WRITTEN
ASSIGNEMENT (4513 Students Only) This
is a WAC course and you will have to do a 5 – 7 page written paper on some
application of linear algebra. The
deadlines are as follows:

Topic:
Monday, February 3 (10 points)

Rough Draft #1 : Monday, March 10
(15 points)

Rough Draft # 2 : Monday, April 7
(15 points)

Final paper: Monday, April 28 (60
points)

No
two students can do a paper on the same topic.
It will be determined who can do a particular topic based on when I get
the topic from you. Rough drafts will
be read for mathematics quality only although excessive grammatical or spelling
errors will lower your grade. All other mistakes should be corrected before the
final paper is submitted. Each day late
will lose you 5 points.

GRADES: Your grade will be determined based on the
following formula

TESTS 200
points

FINAL 200 points

HOMEWORK 200 points

PAPER/PROJECT 100 points

TOTAL 700 points

__POINTS__ __GRADE__

630-700 A

560-629 B

490-559 C

420-489 D

0-419 F

If
you ever have any questions or suggestions, feel free to come by my office at
any time. I will definitely be there
during my office hours, you can just stop by.
You can also stop by or call to see if I am there at other times.