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: MTWR 11:45-12:30 p.m. and 5:00-5:30 p.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 1-7 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 tests, and a Final exam.

Quizzes + Graded Homework - 200 pts.
3 tests   - 300 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.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

May 14

1.1-1.2

May 15

1.3-1.4

May 16

1.5-1.6, HW1

May 17

1.7, Quiz 1

May 18

May 21

1.8, 2.1

May 22

2.1, 2.2, HW2

May 23

2.3, Review

May 24

Test 1, 3.1

May 25

May 28

Holiday

May 29

3.2,3.3 HW3

May 30

3.4, 3.5

May 31

Quiz 2, 4.1

June 1

June 4

HW4, 4.2, 4.3

June 5

4.4, 4.5

June 6

4.6, 4.7

June 7

4.8, Review

June 8

Last day 
to Withdraw

June 11

Test 2, 4.9, HW 5

June 12

4.10, 5.1

June 13

5.1, 5.2

June 14

Quiz 3, 6.1

June 15

June 18

6.2-6.3, HW 6

June 19

6.3-6.4

June 20

Review

June 21

HW7, Test 3

June 22

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