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ALAMOCOLLEGESNORTHWESTVISTACOLLEGEMATHMATHEMATICS

LINEARALGEBRAMATH
2318
FullTermSpring2015 Section004.11350 330Credits
01/20/2015to05/16/2015 Modified02/27/2015

MEETINGTIMES
TR3:304:45
JH313

CONTACTINFORMATION
MathematicsDepartment

Instructor:JaideepMatRoy
Email:jroy@alamo.edu(mailto:jroy@alamo.edu)
Office:JH111S
Phone:(210)4864302(office)/(210)2609463(cell)

OfficeHours:
Monday,Wednesday,1:30PMto2:30PM,JH111S
Tuesday,Thursday,9:30AMto12:30PM,JH111S
Tuesday,Thursday,2:45PMto3:15PM,JH111S
Friday,9:30AMto10:30AM,JH111S

MATERIALS
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LinearAlgebraandItsApplications
Author:Lay
Publisher:Pearson
Edition:4th
ISBN:9780321385178

StudentStudyGuideforLinearAlgebra
Author:Lay
Publisher:Pearson
Edition:4th
ISBN:9780321388834
Optional
Thisistherecommendedstudyguideforthecourse.

LectureNotesforMATH2318:LinearAlgebra
(packetsoldinNVCbookstore)

DESCRIPTION
Introducesandprovidesmodelsforapplicationoftheconceptsofvectoralgebra.Topicsincludefinite
dimensionalvectorspacesandtheirgeometricsignificancerepresentingandsolvingsystemsoflinear
equationsusingmultiplemethods,includingGaussianeliminationandmatrixinversionmatrices
determinantslineartransformationsquadraticformseigenvaluesandeigenvectorandapplicationsin
scienceandengineering.

Prerequisites
MATH2413withagradeof"C"orbetter,orequivalent
INRW0420

OUTCOMES
1Solvesystemsoflinearequationsusingmultiplemethods,includingGaussianeliminationandmatrix
inversion.
2Carryoutmatrixoperations,includinginversesanddeterminants.
3Demonstrateunderstandingoftheconceptsofvectorspaceandsubspace.
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4Demonstrateunderstandingoflinearindependence,span,andbasis.
5Determineeigenvaluesandeigenvectorsandsolveproblemsinvolvingeigenvalues.
6Applyprinciplesofmatrixalgebratolineartransformations.
7Demonstrateapplicationofinnerproductsandassociatednorms.

EVALUATION
Gradeswillbeassignedinaccordancewiththefollowinggradingscale.
90100%A
8089%B
7079%C
6069%D
<60%F

Breakdown
Quizzes15%
Exam115%
Exam215%
Exam315%
Exam415%
FinalExam25%

Criteria
Homework:Homeworkwillbeassignedforeachclassmeeting,butassignmentswillnotbecollected.
Readingthetextbookandcompletingthehomeworkisthemostessentialpartofthe
learningprocessduringthestudyofLinearAlgebra.
StudentsareencouragedtochecktheirsolutionsusingtherecommendedStudyGuide.
Workingwithotherstudentsonhomeworkisencouraged.
Askingforhelpfromyourinstructorisencouraged.

Quizzes:Eachweek,atakehomequizwillbedistributedbasedonthatweek'slecturematerialand
assignedhomeworkproblems.
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EachweeklyquizwillbedistributedattheendofThursday'sclassmeetinganddueatthe
beginningofTuesday'sclassmeeting.
Useofyourtextbookandhomeworkassignmentstocompleteanyquizisallowedand
encouraged.
Forclarificationaboutquizquestions,onlycontactyourinstructor.
Collaboration,copying,oranyformofcommunicationwithanyotherstudentsortutorson
quizzesisnotallowed.
Donotseekhelponquizzesfromthelabsoranyotherinstructors.
Completeallquizzesbyyourself.
Violatingtheseruleswillbeconsideredanactofscholasticdishonestywhose
consequencesmayincludeafailinggradeforthequizorthecourse.
Nolatequizzeswillbeacceptedforanyreason.

Exams:Therewillbefourmajorexamsandacomprehensivefinalexam.Therewillbenomakeup
examsforanyreason.(Pleasenoteofthescheduleofexamsgivenbelow.)Allstudentsare
requiredtocompletetheFinalExam.

COURSEPOLICIES
AttendancePolicy
Regularandpunctualattendanceisrequiredforthiscourseandtheaccompanyinglab.Your
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SixDropRule
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Tutoring
MathLabforCooperativeLearning:YoucanreceivefreeandunlimitedtutoringintheJH316Math
Lab.Refertohttp://www.alamo.edu/nvc/tutoring/math/(http://www.alamo.edu/nvc/tutoring/math/)for
moreinformationonbothtutoringlabsandtutorschedules.

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SCHEDULE
TentativeCourseCalendar

Day

Date

Topics

Notes

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1.3

1/29

1.4

2/3

1.5

LastdatetodropwithoutaWisWednesday,
February4

2/5

1.7

2/10

1.8

2/12

Exam1

2/17

2.1

2/19

2.2

2/24

2.3

2/26

3.1

3/3

3.2

3/5

Exam2

3/10

SpringBreak

3/12

SpringBreak

3/17

4.1

3/19

4.2

3/24

4.3

3/26

4.4

3/31

4.5

4/2

4.6

4/7

Exam3

4/9

5.1

4/14

5.2

4/16

5.3

LastdaytowithdrawisFriday,April17

4/21

5.4

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6.2

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6.3

5/5

Exam4

5/7

6.5

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StudyDaynoclass

5/14

FinalExam(3:30
6:15)

HomeworkAssignments

Section

Topic

Pages

Homework

1.1

SystemsofLinearEquations

10

7,1922all,25,33

1.2

RowReductionandEchelonForms

21

115odd,16,17,19,2328all

1.3

VectorEquations

32

1116all,1922,25,26,29

1.4

TheMatrixEquationAx=b

40

119odd,27,28,31,32

1.5

SolutionSetsofLinearSystems

47

113odd,2933odd

1.7

LinearIndependence

60

919odd,2329odd

1.8

IntroductiontoLinearTransformations

68

1720all,25,31

2.1

MatrixOperations

100

13,1726all

2.2

TheInverseofaMatrix

109

14all,1123odd,29,31,35

2.3

CharacterizationsofInvertibleMatrices

115

1,3,5,1524all

3.1

IntroductiontoDeterminants

167

18all

3.2

PropertiesofDeterminants

175

19all

4.1

VectorSpacesandSubspaces

195

117odd,23,24

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4.2

NullSpaces,ColumnSpaces,andLinear
Transformations

205

36all,1726all

4.3

LinearlyIndependentSetsBases

213

2125all

4.4

CoordinateSystems

222

18all

4.5

TheDimensionofaVectorSpace

229

16all

4.6

Rank

236

14all

5.1

EigenvectorsandEigenvalues

271

117odd

5.2

TheCharacteristicEquation

279

113odd

5.3

Diagonalization

286

117odd

5.4

EigenvectorsandLinearTransformations

293

117odd

6.1

InnerProduct,Length,andOrthogonality

336

119odd

6.2

OrthogonalSets

344

17all,11

6.3

OrthogonalProjections

352

19odd,19

6.5

LeastSquaresProblems

366

14all,9,11

(Completinghomeworkassignmentsisthemostessentialpartofthelearningprocess.Youare
encouragedtocarefullyreadthesectionsfromyourtextbookbeforeattemptingthese
problems.)

INSTITUTIONALPOLICIES
STUDENTRESPONSIBILITIES:
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EffectiveSpringTerm2010,studentabsenceswillberecordedfromthefirstdaytheclassmeets.
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whoareabsentforanyreasonshouldalwaysconsultwiththeirinstructors.Coursesyllabimustprovide
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specificinformationregardingattendance,including,forcoursesinvolvingtheinternet,onlineactivitythat
constitutesattendance.Also,bothtardinessandearlydeparturefromclassmaybeconsideredforms
ofabsenteeism.Inallcases,studentswillbeheldresponsibleforcompletionofcourserequirements
coveredintheirabsence.
Additionally,itisthestudentsresponsibilitytodropacoursefornonattendance.Courseinstructors
establishpolicywithregardtoattendanceintheirrespectivesyllabiandmaydropastudentforexcessive
absences.Absencesareconsideredexcessivewhenmorethan12.5percentofthetotalcontacthours
ofinstructioninasemester,includinglectureandlab,aremissed.Forexample,inathreecredithour
lectureclass,studentsmaybedroppedaftermorethansixcontacthoursofabsences.Inafourcredit
hourlecture/labclass,studentsmaybedroppedaftermorethaneightcontacthoursofabsences.
Absencesarecountedregardlessofwhethertheyoccurconsecutively.
Inspecialprogramswithadditionalaccreditationorcertificationstandards,additionalattendance
requirementsmaybeenforcedbutfacultymustclearlyexplainthesepoliciesintheirsyllabi.Students
whostopattendingclassforanyreasonshouldcontacttheinstructorandthecollegeregistrartoofficially
withdrawfromtheclass.Studentsmayberequiredtoconsultwithanadvisorordesigneebefore
dropping.
Failuretoofficiallywithdrawmayresultinafailinggradeforthecourse.Itisthestudentsresponsibilityto
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RecordsOffice.
B.StudentResponsibilityforSuccess(AlamoCollegesPolicyF.6.2):
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Inthisrelationship,theAlamoCollegesprovidesinstitutionalpolicies,procedures,andopportunitiesto
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owndevelopmentandlearning.Academicsuccessisdirectlytiedtotheeffortstudentsputintotheir
studies,thedegreetowhichtheyinteractwithfacultyandpeers,andtheextenttowhichstudents
integrateintothecampuslife.
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StudentHandbook
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C.TextbookAvailability
Astudentofthisinstitutionisnotunderanyobligationtopurchaseatextbookfromauniversityaffiliated
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retailer.
COLLEGEREQUIREMENTS:
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courseattheofficialscheduledfinalexamtime.Anyexceptionstothisrequirementmustbeapprovedby
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