Elementary Linear Algebra - Math 351 - Fall 2007
Topics include: matrices, elementary row operations, inverses, vector spaces and bases, inner products and Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization, orthogonal matrices, linear transformations and change of basis, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and symmetric matrices. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding and constructing mathematical proofs.
Notes, textbooks and calculators are not allowed during prelims and the final examination.
Lectures:
Office Hours:
Prelims count 20% each, the final 20%, and the remaining 20% is apportioned among homework, quizzes and class participation. 5% bonus points go towards outside class mathematical activities (e.g., UVa Undergraduate Mathematics Lecture Series, Mathematical Contest in Modeling Competition, Math Club participation).
A: 90-100
B: 80-89
C: 70-79
D: 60-69
F: <60
There will be a short quiz every Friday, unless otherwise announced. It will be returned to you on Monday.
To be handed in during lecture meetings on the dates indicated in the homework outline. Do all problems assigned. These will be graded and returned to you the next week. Please be sure that your work is legible.
No late homework will be accepted. You may work cooperatively on assignments provided
An incomplete will be given only in those rare circumstances where a student has completed all but a small portion of the course with a grade C or better and a severe, unexpected event prevents him/her from completing the course. In particular, if you get behind in the course you cannot ``bail out" by taking an incomplete.
You are responsible for the material covered in class, whether you attend or not. You are also responsible for the announcements made during class; these may include changes in the syllabus.