**Math 235 Sections 3 - Introduction to Linear Algebra - Fall 2001**

TuTh 9:30 10:45 HASA 111

**Instructor**: Eyal Markman

**Office**: LGRT 1544

**Office Phone**: 545-2788

**E-mail**: markman@math.umass.edu

**Course Web page**: http://www.math.umass.edu/ markman/
**Please check it often!**

**Office hours**: Tuesday 2:30 3:30pm,
Wednessday 12 1pm,
Thursday 2:30 3:30pm,
and by appointment.

**Text**:
*Linear Algebra and its applications, *
2-th Edition, by David C. Lay,, Addison-Wesley

**Syllabus**:

Ch 1: Sec 1.1 1.8, Samples from Sec. 1.9 as time permits

Ch 2: Sec 2.1 2.5, Samples from Sec. 2.7 and 2.8 as time permits

Ch 3: Sec 3.1 3.3

Ch 4: Sec 4.1 4.7, Samples from Sec. 4.9 as time permits

Ch 5: Sec 5.1 5.5, Samples from Sec. 5.7 as time permits

Ch 6: Sec. 6.1 6.6

Ch 7: Sec 7.1 and 7.2

**Homework**:
Will be assigned weekly and will be due each Thursday,
unless mentioned otherwise.
The homework will be graded by a special grader.
Due to lack of funds, it will not be possible to grade all the homework
problems assigned. A few of the
homework problems will be corrected and graded every week. Nevertheless,
for your own benefit,
you will be asked to hand in *all* the homework problems assigned.
Your grade on each homework assignment will be calculated as follows:

**70%**- The grade on the corrected problems.
**30%**-
Credit for handing in
*most*of the homework problems assigned. Partial credit will be given.

**Grades**:

Homework and Class participation-20%

Two Midterms-50% (each 25%)

Final Exam -30%

**Calculators Policy**:
Calculators will **not** be allowed in the exams.
A few in-class demonstrations will involve the graphing calculator TI-86.
You may use calculators (e.g. TI-85 and TI-86)
to check your homework solutions, but credit will be given only for answers
showing all your steps (unless mentioned otherwise in the assignment).

Tue Oct 2 15:17:41 EDT 2001