THIS IS A WAC COURSE!!
Instructor: Scott Sykes
Office Hours: Monday 11:00-2:00, 3:30-5:30
or by appointment
Office Phone: 836-4346
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.
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
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
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.