**Instructor**.

Professor Grant B. Gustafson

Email: See the online door card: Here.

Office: JWB 113

Syllabus: PDF
Here.

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

Office Hours: M-W 9:30-10:30, MTWF 3:10-4pm, or by appointment

**Meetings**.

Time: MTWF 14:00-14:50

Location: AEB 360

**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.

**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 Wednesday
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 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 can be found **Here**.

**Maple 15 Offer S2012**: Visit Maplesoft's web store here
and use this 25-percent promotion code: AP34033-E6F16

The promotion code is valid until Monday, May 07, 2012.

**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 360.

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%

**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

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.*

**Page Source**:
http://www.math.utah.edu/~gustafso/s2012/2270/syllabus.html

The web page author is **Here**.