# Information Sheet, Math 307

## Spring 2005

Revised May 2, 2005

## Lecturer:

Gary M. Lieberman

office: Carver 422

office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:10-3:00; Tuesday and
Thursday 10:00-10:50 Click here for
modifications to this schedule.

telephone: 294-8136

email: lieb@iastate.edu

More information: homepage

The textbook for this course is * Linear Algebra and its Applications *(Third
Edition) by David C. Lay.
The course will be graded based on homework, two in-class exams, and the final
exam. Homework is 45% of your grade, each in-class exam is 15%, and the final is
25%. Approximate cut-offs
are 90% = A, 80% = B, 70% = C,
55% = D. Adjustments to this scale (such as plus/minus grades)
will be made at the instructor's discretion but only for your midterm and course
grades. If plus/minus
grading is used, the cut-offs listed will be for the corresponding letter grade with a minus.
(So 90% will be the minimum score for an A-, etc.)
Grades will be available
on the web, including approximate letter grades.
There is a syllabus at the bottom of this page.
You can now get to the vocabulary list.
Here is the link to the practice first in-class exam.
Here is a practice final. Because it's from
three years ago, it covers a slightly different set of topics. Use it only
as a guide to difficulty of problems.
Here are suggested problems for the last two lectures: Section 6.2/ #2, 5, 10,
15 Section 6.4/ #3, 11. You do not need to turn these problems in;
they will not be graded.
Office hours for finals week are:

Tuesday 10 -12 and 2-4, Wednesday 2-4, Thursday 10-12.
Expect exams to be graded by Friday morning with grades available on the web
Friday afternoon.
Late homework assignments will be graded when I have time but there is
no penalty for late homework. (This policy may change if there is too much late homework.)
## Syllabus for Math 307

[Subject to change]

Chapter |
Topics |
Dates |

1 |
Linear Equations |
January 10- February 4 |

2 |
Matrix Algebra |
February 7-16 |

3 |
Determinants |
February 23-March 4 |

4 |
Vector Spaces |
March 7-April 1 |

5 |
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors |
April 8-20 |

6 |
Orthogonalilty |
April 22-27 |

In-class exams
will be February 21 (over Chapters 1 and 2) and April 6 (over Chapters 3 and 4).
The final exam (over Chapters 1 through 6) is currently scheduled for Wednesday,
May 4, 9:45 am to 11:45 am.

## Homework assignments

Due
January 17 Section 1.1/ #4, 6, 15, 29 Section 1.2/
#2, 5

Click here for additional assignments.