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Math 2210 - Fall 2017

Instructor: Jeffrey Connors
E-mail: jeffrey.connors@uconn.edu
Office: ACD 114C
Office hours: M,W 3:15-4:15 PM, or by appointment (e-mail me). You can always drop in and see if I happen to be available.

Class time and room: MWF 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM in ACD 304.
Text: Linear Algebra and its Applications, Fourth Edition, by Lay.
The applied linear algebra course covers methods and theory for linear systems of equations and linear operators, from a computational point of view. Topics are shown below.

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Homework: Homework will be assigned for each section and collected according to the schedule shown below. Late homework is penalized at rate of 10% once late, with an additional 10% deduction after each full week that passes after the due date. Example 1: you turn it in the day after it is due, then there is a 10% deduction for lateness. Example 2: you turn it in the following Friday, 1 week after it was due. The total penalty is still just 10%. Example 3: you turn it in more than 7 days (but less than two weeks) late. Then there is a total 20% deduction for lateness.

Calculators: The use of calculators will not be permitted on exams. Calculators may be used on homework.

Grading policy: The course grade is 40% homework, 15% exam 1, 15% exam 2 and 30% final exam.

Final exam: Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM in ACD 304 (usual room). The exam is cumulative.


Dates    Book Sections    Topics    Exercises
Aug. 28-Sept. 1     1.1, 1.2     Systems of linear equations, row reduction, echelon forms     Sect. 1.1 #1, 3, 10, 13, 22, 24 Due Sept. 8
                   Sect. 1.2 #1, 3, 7, 8, 19, 21, 22 Due Sept. 8
Sept. 4      ---      Labor Day - no class
Sept.6, 8     1.3    Vector equations     Sect. 1.3 #1, 6, 9, 12, 14, 21, 26 Due Sept. 15
Sept. 11-15     1.4, 1.5, 1.7     Matrix form, solution sets, linear independence     Sect. 1.4 #6, 7, 9, 12, 22, 24, 25, 40 Due Sept. 22
                Sect. 1.5 #2, 6, 12, 23 Due Sept. 22
Sept. 18-22     1.7, 1.8, 1.9     Linear independence and transformations     Sect. 1.7 #1, 6, 8, 9, 15, 20, 22, 33, 34 Due Sept. 29
                Sect. 1.8 #2, 4, 7, 11, 16, 19, 20 Due Sept. 29
Sept. 25-29     1.9, 1.10, 2.1     Linear transformations and models, matrix operations     Sect. 1.9 #1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 19, 27 Due Oct. 6
                Sect. 1.10 #2, 3, 9, 11 Due Oct. 6
Oct. 2-6     2.1, 2.2     Matrix operations, inverse matrices     Sect. 2.1 #1, 4, 7, 9, 12, 16, 21, 22, 27 Due Oct. 13
Oct. 2-6             Sect. 2.2 #3, 4, 6, 10, 26, 31, 32 Due Oct. 13
Oct. 9     2.3     Inverse matrices     Sect. 2.3 #2, 4, 8, 12, 15 Due Oct. 20
Oct. 11     ---     Review for Exam 1
Oct. 13     ---     Exam 1
Oct. 16-20     4.1, 4.2     Vector spaces, connections to linear transformations     Sect. 4.1 #2, 3, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 Due Oct. 27
                Sect. 4.2 #1, 3, 5, 16, 18, 22, 24, 26 Due Oct. 27
Oct. 23-27     4.3, 4.4     Linear independence, bases, coordinate systems     Sect. 4.3 #2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 14, 19, 22 Due Nov. 3
                Sect. 4.4 #3, 7, 8, 12, 14 Due Nov. 3
Oct. 30-Nov. 3     4.5, 4.6     Dimension and rank     Sect. 4.5 #4, 6, 8, 14, 16, 20 Due Nov. 10
                Sect. 4.6 #1, 4, 6, 8, 12, 15, 16, 18 Due Nov. 10
Nov. 6-10     5.1, 5.2     Eigenvectors, eigenvalues, characteristic equation     Sect. 5.1 #3, 4, 8, 9, 13, 14, 18 Due Nov. 17
                Sect. 5.2 #2, 4, 14, 16 Due Nov. 17
Nov. 13     5.3     Diagonalization     Sect. 5.3 #2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 Due Dec. 1
Nov. 15     ---     Review for Exam 2
Nov. 17     ---     Exam 2
Nov. 20-24     ---     Thanksgiving Break - no class
Nov. 27-Dec. 1     6.1, 6.2     Inner products, orthogonality and orthogonal sets     Sect. 6.1 #2, 4, 8, 10, 16, 18, 22 Due Dec. 8
                Sect. 6.2 #2, 6, 10, 14, 20 Due Dec. 8
Dec. 4     6.4     Gram-Schmidt process     Sect. 6.4 #2, 6, 10 Due Dec. 8
Dec. 6     6.4     finish Gram-Schmidt process, begin Final Exam review
Dec. 8     ---    Review for Final Exam
Dec. 13     ---    Final Exam