## Course Calendar

## Syllabus

### Math 2270-2 Linear Algebra

**Instructor**.

Professor Grant B. Gustafson

Email: See the online door card: Here.

Office: JWB 113

Syllabus: PDF
Here.

Majors: PDF
Here.

Course Web page, all files: **Here**

Office Hours: MTWF 3:10-4pm

Additional office hours **Here**.

**Meetings**.

Time: MTWF 14:00-14:50

Location: AEB 310

**Prerequisites**. MATH 2210 OR MATH 1260 OR MATH 1280

**Textbook**. *Linear Algebra, fourth edition* by Gilbert
Strang, ISBN 978-0-980232-71-4.

This book is part of MIT's OpenCourseWare project. There are video
lectures and sample exams with solutions on the MIT website:

OpenCourseWare
Course 18.06 Linear Algebra.

**Course Description**. Euclidean space, linear systems, Gaussian
elimination, determinants, inverses, vector spaces, linear
transformations, quadratic forms, least squares and linear
programming, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization. Includes
theoretical and computer lab components.

**Technology**.

Course announcements may be made via email. You are responsible for
monitoring your University assigned email address. No notes, books,
calculators or computers may be used during exams. Weekly homework
assignments are to be submitted on paper in class. Answer checks may
be done by computer assist, when that is possible (maple, mathematica,
matlab, scilab, ruby, R, python, C, C++).

There will be a computer lab component of the course which will
require use of the Maple Computer Algebra System. Maple is available
in the Math Department computer labs, most departmental computer labs,
the Union computer labs and the Marriott Library computer labs . Login
information is available at the Math Department student computer labs
in the Math Center, located on the lowest level between buildings JWB
and LCB.

**Quality and Quantity of Work**.

You are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner. This
includes classroom etiquette, email correspondence, and written
reports such as homework, projects, labs and exams.

**Submitted work** is expected to be neat, legible, and clearly
written. Suggestions for writing reports can be found **Here**.

**University policy** 6-100 Section 2:

*"A university credit hour shall represent approximately three clock
hours of the student's time a week for one semester. "*

The average work load is two hours outside of class for every hour
spent in class. This is a four credit class, so please plan to spend
approximately eight hours outside of class every week studying and
doing homework. The assigned homework problems are the *minimum*.
Beyond the minimum, expect to continue working similar problems until
they become routine.

### Evaluation

**Homework**. Weekly homework assignments will be submitted on
paper in class. Late homework will be accepted with an excuse suitable
for broadcast to the university administration (illness, interview,
marriage, funeral). Extra credit problems may be applied to correct
scores from missing work. Homework is scored **complete** or **not
complete**. Scores of 50 percent or higher are considered to be **complete**.

**Homework Packages**. A package is collected every Friday
beginning in Week 2 and ending in the last week of classes. This
package is sent to a grader, who decides the credits. Work not in the
package sent to the grader is recorded as a zero. Extra credit work
can cancel the zeros.

**Extra Credit**. There is a limited selection of extra credit
problems, independent of the book, available **Here**.

**Computer Projects**. There are five small computer lab projects
and one semester group project, due April 25.

**A Semester Group Project** is organized by group leaders
in the class, by
agreement with the instructor. Once a group is formed, then others may
join it or leave it, with agreement from the group leader. A group
size of one is fine. Some **topics and sample projects**
can be found on the **Projects Page** **Here**.

**Maple Tutorials and Help**

Maplesoft Quick Reference Cards
Click Here

Douglas Meade's Quick Reference Card for Maple 12
Click Here

A one-page pdf Matlab cheat sheet from Strang's linear algebra course at MIT
Click Here

A rookie maple tutorial for the impatient from Indiana University
Click Here
**Maple tutorial 2012** in html format
Here

Sections based on Angie Gardiner's tutorial
below. Used in LCB115 maple intro lectures.

Angie Gardiner maple tutorial source. Right-click to save to local disk, then launch it in maple.

Worksheet .mws
( 26 Dec 2011,
153K mws), or
PDF
( 26 Dec 2011,
1.0M pdf).

Details for maple 12 under unix, windows, OS/X
How to use maple 12
( 27 Dec 2011,
3.2K txt)

**Maple graphics and low speed internet**
Maple at home
(27 Dec 2011,
5.7K txt)

**Maple 15 Offer S2012**: Visit Maplesoft's web store here
and use this 50-percent promotion code (correct, $50/copy): AP34033-E6F16

The promotion code is valid until Monday, May 07, 2012. It is not a
requirement to buy maple; students have free access to university
installations of maple.

**Math Dept Computer Lab**. http://www.math.utah.edu/ugrad/lab.html

**Exams**. There are two **midterm exams**, February 17 and
March 23. The comprehensive **final exam** is on Monday April 30
from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, in the regular classroom AEB 310.

Exam 1 sample: Exam 2 sample: Final Exam Sample:

**Grading**.

Homework 20%

Computer Labs 10%

Two Midterms 30%

Semester Group Project 10%

Final Exam 30%

#### Grading Scale

Grading Scale: The internally-used scale is uses GPA increments, which step 1/3 from 0.0=E to 4.0=A. Briefly, A=95, B=82, C=67, D=52. In detail:

A = 95-100, A- = 90-94, B+ = 85-89, B = 80-84, B- = 75-79, C+ = 70-74, C = 65-69, C- = 60-64, D+ = 55-59, D = 50-54, D- = 45-49, E = 0-44.

#### For Homework and Computer Help:

**Tutoring Lab**

T. Benny
Rushing Mathematics Student Center

**Private Tutoring**.

University Tutoring
Services

There is also a list of tutors at the Math
Department office, JWB 233

#### Students with Disabilities

The University of Utah seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities. If you will need accommodations in the class, reasonable prior notice needs to be given to the Center for Disability Services, 162 Olpin Union Building, 581-5020 (V/TDD). CDS will work with you and the instructor to make arrangements for accommodations.

All written information in this course can be made available in
alternative format with prior notification to the Center for
Disability Services.

*Note: The syllabus is not a binding legal contract. It may be
modified by the instructor when the student is given reasonable
notice of the modification.*