Instructor: Hans Wenzl, APM 5256, tel 534-2734, email: email@example.com
Office hours: MW 11-12 and by appointment (just talk to me after class, or email/call me)
Computation of grade: We will calculate the final grade according to the following two methods and pick the higher score. In both cases, the matlab score will be calculated from your four best assignments (4%) and the matlab quiz (6%):
Sections B04, B05, B06: Nicholas Nguyen: office: APM 6446, office hours: WF 12:40-1:40, email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 534 9072
Sections B07, B08: Jorge Gonzalez: office: APM 6414, office hours: Th 1-3, email: email@example.com tel: 534 4368
Sections B01, B02, B03: Brandon Meredith: office: APM 6343, office hours: W 4-6, email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 534 9064
Method1: Final 40%, 2 midterms 20% each, matlab 10%, homework 10% (we will drop your worst homework score).
Method2: Final 60%, best of 2 midterms: 20%, matlab 10%, homework 10% (we will drop your worst homework score).
Dates of exams/deadlines:
Final: June 10, 3:00-5:59pm
Midterms: Friday, April 22 and Wednesday, May 18
Homework: For assignments and deadlines, see homework
Matlab: See matlab problems
Course material: We will use the book `Linear Algebra with Applications', 3rd edition, by David C. Lay. For a tentative syllabus for the course click below.
This course will also include MATLAB problems. You can find the MATLAB assignments at
Midterm I: The first midterm will take place
in class for students in Sections B04-B08, i.e. for students whose TAs are Nicholas Nguyen or Jorge Gonzalez,
in Lecture hall Center 105 for students in Sections B01-B03, i.e. for students whose TA is M. Brandon Meredith.
Please make sure that you end up in the right lecture hall! The material for the midterm will go until Section 2.3 (only sections from which homework problems were assigned). The problems will be similar to problems in the homework. Below is a practice exam
Other problems could be questions related to invertibility of a matrix, or to using linearity of matrix multiplication. You are allowed to use one hand-written cheat sheet (material can be written on both sides), but no calculator, books or other notes. I will say a little more about the exam in class, and I may add a few more things at this page closer to the exam.
Midterm II: The second midterm will take place
in class for students in Sections B01-B03 and Sections B07,B08, i.e. for students whose TAs are Brandon Meredith or Jorge Gonzalez,
in Lecture hall CSB 002 for students in Sections B04-B06, i.e. for students whose TA is Nicholas Nguyen.
Please make sure that you end up in the right lecture hall! The material for the midterm will be Chapters 3, 4 (only sections from which homework problems were assigned) and Chapter 5.1. The problems will be similar to problems in the homework. As we now have more advanced material, the problems may be a little harder than for the first midterm. Below is a practice exam. I may put up solutions later. The fact that I put up such a practice exam does not mean that all the problems in the midterm will be of the same type. Other types of problems: Calculate eigenspaces (Chapter 5.1), problems involving rank, nullspaces etc, or determinants.
practice exam; you may ignore Problem 3a
practice exam: solutions
Final: See the homework page for info.