MWF 12:10-1:00PM
1213 Hoover Hall

MAIN INSTRUCTOR

__EMAIL__: psacks@iastate.edu

__OFFICE HOURS__: Mon, Fri 11--12, Tues, Thurs
2--3, Wed 1--2,
or by
appointment.

__CO-INSTRUCTOR:__ MICHAEL POLLACK
OFFICE:
456
Carver

__EMAIL__: mpollack@iastate.edu

__OFFICE HOURS__: Mon 1:30-3:00, Th 1:30-3:00,
or by appointment

__CLASS WEB PAGE__:
www.public.iastate.edu/~psacks/classes/m207/math207.html

__TEXTBOOK__ *Linear Algebra and its
Applications, 4th ed., *by David C. Lay

__COURSE
CONTENT__:

- Linear equations (Chapter 1)
- Matrix algebra (Chapter 2)

- Determinants (Chapter 3)
- Vector spaces (Chapter 4)
- Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors (Chapter 5)

- Orthogonality and least squares (Chapter 6)

Two hour exams | 25% of grade each | |

Quizzes and homework | 20% of grade | |

Final exam | 30% of grade |

UNGRADED
HOMEWORK: Assignments from the textbook will be
made
for each class, which are not meant to be handed in. Working these
problems in a careful and timely manner is the most important way
you
have to learn the material. Click
here
to get
an up-to-date list of homework assignments. A little class
time will be taken from time to time to go over some of the
assigned homework. If
you want to request that a certain problem be discussed, let
me know ahead of time by
e-mail.

GRADED
HOMEWORK:
Selected problems from the textbook and from other sources will be
collected for grading. Click
here for homework assignments to hand in.

__EXAMS__:
These will take place
during the regular class period on October 2 and November 6
(both Wednesdays). Exam problems
will be
very similar to homework problems. I will clarify a week
or so ahead of time exactly what
topics will be covered on each exam. The final exam time will be posted
here as soon as it is available.

CALCULATORS:
Calculators
of four function, scientific, or graphing type are allowed,
but not required, on quizzes and exams unless
otherwise stated. You may not use a calculator
which is also a
communications device or which has a built in computer algebra system.
Calculators are meant as a convenience
for
the routine aspects of problem solving, but not as a replacement for
the understanding of the concepts and methods which make up this
course. As in any other mathematics course you should expect to have to
demonstrate your competence by showing your work on anything which gets
graded.

ELECTRONIC
DEVICES:
Cell phones and other communications devices should be turned off
during class time. In the event that a student needs to keep his/her
cell
phone on for an emergency, please notify the instructor before class.
During class time, laptop computers should only be used for class
appropriate purposes.

If a student has a disability that qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and requires accommodations, he/she should contact the Disability Resources (DR) office for information on appropriate policies and procedures. DR is located on the main floor of the Student Services Building, Room 1076; their phone is 515-294-7220.