Math 211-04: Linear Algebra, Fall 2015


Instructor: Chi-Kwong Li


Course description:

The goal of the course is to equip students with elementary techniques in linear algebra.
The course will cover the following sections:

1.1 - 1.5, 1.7-1.9, 2.1 - 2.5, 3.1 - 3.3, 4.1 - 4.7 (covering 2.8, 2.9), 5.1 - 5.4, 6.1-6.5,

and sectlected material from the rest of the following required textbook.
(I need to update the following based on the new edition of the book.)

Warning

In addition to teaching HOW to use linear algebraic techniques, I will also emphasize WHY the tecchniques work.
So, it might be more demanding than some other sections.

Homework

Challenging problems will be assigned from time to time;
extra-credits will be given to successful (or partially successful) attempts.


Assessment
            
     Quizzes (10 min. each) on Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 22, 29. Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26. Dec. 3.  
     (Quizzes on Thursday will be based on problems in the homework due on Tuesday.)

     Exams:  Mid-term   Oct. 8     1:20 hrs (11:00-12:20)
             Final      Dec. 11    3    hrs (14:00-17:00)
    
     Grades (for homework, quizzes, exams, final grade, etc.):

     %: 0 - 60 - 65 - 70 - 75 - 80 - 83 - 87 - 90 - 93 - 100
          F    D    C-   C    C+   B-   B    B+   A-    A
     
     Assessment: Homework  Quizzes   Mid-term    Final  
    
                   20%       20%       25%       35%
   
               (Extra credit problems may add another 5%)

Sample exams/exams and solutions.

Class notes, Quiz solution, and additional references

Homework List