MA 351 Elementary Linear Algebra

S Y L L A B U S


Instructor: Dr. Peter Dragnev

Office: KT 290, tel. (260) 481-6382

E-mail: dragnevp@ipfw.edu

Ofice hours: MW 10:30-11:00 and 4:00-4:30 p.m.; TR 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Book:  Elementary Linear Algebra by Howard Anton, 9th ed.2

Course description: MA 351 is an introductory course in Linear Algebra and its Applications. I will cover Chapters 1-7 from the book. The topics are systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, and eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Different applications will be discussed. As a tool we shall use the Computer Algebra System Maple.

Grading:  There will be 7 graded homework assignments and 3 quizzes, three hourly tests, and a Final exam.

Quizzes + Graded Homework - 100 pts.
3 tests   - 300 pts
Final     - 150 pts

The grading scale is given below:

A 90 -100%;
B 80-89%;
C 70-79%;
D 60-69%

Enclosed is a tentative teaching schedule.