Information Sheet

   Revised May 1

A list of scores for all the homework and exams (including the final) is now available.  Course grades, based on these scores, are also included. If you have any questions, e-mail me. I will not turn in grades until Friday.

 Finals week schedule

  1. My office is 422 Carver, and the phone number there is 294-8136; I can also be reached via e-mail at lieb@iastate.edu . (This is the best way to get in touch with me.) My office hours are 10-12 Monday and Friday, and 10-11 Tuesday. If you can't make these office hours, either make an appointment or take your chances. I'm usually in my office between 9 and 12 and between 2 and 4 every day (except, of course when I am teaching: Tuesday and Thursday 8 to 9:15 and 2:10 to 3:25). This information sheet, along with up-to-date information, can be found at www.math.iastate.edu/lieb/307/info.html.
  2. The textbook for this course is Linear Algebra with Applications, by Otto Bretscher. We will cover Chapters 1 through 7.  Chapters 1 through 6 will be covered on in-class exams and on the final, but Chapter 7 will be covered only on the final.
  3. The course will be graded based on three in-class exams (scheduled for February 6, covering Chapters 1 and 2; March 6, covering Chapters 3 and 4; and April 10, covering Chapters 5 and 6), one final exam (April 30, place to be announced, covering the entire course), and weekly homework assignments.  The three in-class exams are 40% of your grade, the final is 25% and homework is 35%.  Grades will be based on your total points.  Approximate cut-offs are 88% = A, 77% = B, 66% = C, 55% = D.  Adjustments to this scale (such as plus/minus grades) will be made at the instructor's discretion.
  4. Homework assignments will be posted on the web  along with a due date. Typically there will be one assignment per week. Late homework will be accepted but with a 10% penalty.


Link to midterm grades
 


Syllabus

A day by day syllabus is available

Chapter 1 (Sections 1-3 only): January 9 through 16
Chapter 2 (Sections 1-4): January 18 through 30
REVIEW February 1
HOUR EXAM February 6
Chapter 3 (Sections 1-3): February 8 through 15
Chapter 4 (Sections 1-3): February 20 through 27
REVIEW March 1
HOUR EXAM March 6
Chapter 5 (Sections 1,2): March 8 and 20
Chapter 6 (Sections 1-4): March 22 thorugh April 3
REVIEW April 5
HOUR EXAM April 10
Chapter 7 (Sections 1-4): April 12 through 24
COURSE REVIEW  April 26
FINAL EXAM April 30, 12:00-2:00 p.m.  Carver 190
(The time and date were reported incorrectly on the back of the information sheet, and on this part of the web, before.)
 
 


Day-by-Day Syllabus

January 9      Section 1.1                                                                        March 20    Section 5.2
January 11    Section 1.2                                                                        March 22    Section 6.1
January 16    Section 1.3                                                                        March 27    Section 6.2
January 18    Section 2.1                                                                        March 29    Section 6.3
January 23    Section 2.2                                                                        April 3        Section 6.4
January 25    Section 2.3                                                                        April 5        Review for third exam
January 30    Section 2.4                                                                        April 10      Third in-class exam {covering Chapters 5 and 6)
February 1    Review for first exam                                                        April 12       Section 7.1
February 6    First in-class exam (covering Chapters 1 and 2)                   April 17       Section 7.2
February 8    Section 3.1                                                                        April 19       Section 7.3
February 13  Section 3.2                                                                        April 24       Section 7.4
February 15  Section 3.3                                                                        April 26       Course review
February 20  Section 4.1                                                                        April 30        FINAL EXAM     12 noon to 2 p.m. (in Carver 190)
February 22  Section 4.2
February 27  Section 4.3
March 1       Review for second exam
March 6       Second in-class exam (covering Chapters 3 and 4)
March 8       Section 5.1
March 12 thorugh March 16 SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!