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Linear Algebra

Math 2270, Section 4

Hsiang-Ping Huang, JWB 103, (801) 585-7667

Department of Mathematics
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0090


Class: 12:55 - 1:45 PM, MTWF, JFB 102.
Office: JWB 103, (801) 585-7667.
E-mail: hphuang at
Office Hours: MWF, 8:00 - 9:00 AM, and by appointment.
Text: Linear Algebra and Its Applications, By David C. Lay, 5th edition
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: "C" or better in ((MATH 2210 OR MATH 1260 OR MATH 1320 OR MATH 1321) OR (MATH 1220 AND Full Major status in Computer Science OR Computer Engineering)).
Goals and objectives: 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.
Homework: There will be weekly WeBWorK assignments. Students may discuss the problems with others.
Grading: The course grade will be based on WeBWorK, three midterm exams, and the final exam. The exams are closed-book, with no calculators; there are no make-up exams.

WeBWorK: 20%

Exam 1: 20%  Feb 4, Tuesday  12:55 - 1:45 PM

Exam 2: 20%  Mar 3, Tuesday  12:55 - 1:45 PM

Exam 3 Part I: 10%  Apr 7, Tuesday  

Exam 3 Part II: 10%  Apr 14, Tuesday  

Final Exam Part I: 10%  Apr 21, Tuesday  

Final Exam Part II: 10%  Apr 28, Tuesday  

Other dates: Last day to add, drop (delete), elect CR/NC, or audit classes: Friday, January 17.
Last day to withdraw from classes: Friday, March 6.

Tentative Schedule:
Week (be ginning on Monday): Sections in text
Jan 6: 1.1-1.4
Jan 13: 1.5-1.8
Jan 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, 1.9, 2.1-2.2
Jan 27: 2.3-2.5
Feb 3: Review, First Midterm (Feb 4), 2.8-2.9
Feb 10: 3.1-3.3
Feb 17: Presidents' Day holiday, 4.1-4.2
Feb 24: 4.3-4.5
Mar 2: Review, Second Midterm (Mar 3)
Mar 9: Spring break
Mar 16: 4.6-4.8
Mar 23: 5.1-5.3
Mar 30: 5.4-5.5, 6.1
Apr 6: Third Midterm Part I(Apr 7), 6.2-6.4
Apr 13: Third Midterm Part II (Apr 14), 6.5, 7.1
Apr 20:Final Exam Part I(Apr 21) 7.3-7.4
Apr 27: Final Exam Part II (Apr 28-29)
Tutoring: Free Math tutoring is available in Room 155 of the Benny Rushing Mathematics Center, adjacent to LCB and JWB.
ADA: The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that reasonable accommodations be provided to qualified individuals. To discuss any such accommodations, please contact me as well as the Center for Disability Services, (801) 581-5020, at the beginning of the semester.

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