MATH 5513

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)
- Do a project and give an oral presentation
linking these concepts to the course (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.

PROJECT
(Math 5513 Students only)

A
project will be assigned that links the ideas of this class. It will require an oral presentation. You will be given more details at a later
time. It is worth 100 points towards
your grade in the class.

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.