MA 351 Elementary Linear Algebra

S Y L L A B U S


Instructor: Dr. Peter Dragnev

Office: KT 200-A, tel. (260) 481-6382

E-mail: dragnevp@ipfw.edu

Office hours: MWF 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Book:  Elementary Linear Algebra by Howard Anton, 10th ed.

Course description: MA 351 is an introductory course in Linear Algebra and its Applications. I will cover Chapters 1-6 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.

Disabilities Statement: If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Contact the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities (Walb 113, telephone number 481-6658), as soon as possible to work out the details. Once the Director has provided you with a letter attesting to your needs for modification, bring the letter to me. For more information, please visit the web site for SSD at http://www.ipfw.edu/ssd .