# Math 33A - Linear Algebra and Applications - Fall 2017

### Instructor and Office Hours

**Who**: Aaron Royer

**Where**: MS 5634

**When**: W 10:30-12 & Th 1:30-3

**email**: aroyer [at] math [dot] ucla [dot] edu

### Lecture

**Where**: MS 4000A

**When**: MWF 12-1pm
### Teaching Assistants

Jean-Michel Maldague

Yudong Qiu

Laurent Vera

### Textbook

*Linear Algebra with Applications, Fifth Edition* by Otto Bretscher
### Material and Schedule

We'll basically follow the schedule found here.
### Grading Policy

I will compute your grade as the maximum of the following two options:

1. 10% quizzes + 30% best midterm + 60% final

2. 10% quizzes + 25% midterm 1 + 25% midterm 2 + 40% final
### Homework

Most lectures will have a handful of homework problems that go with them. They won't be collected, but I **STRONGLY** encourage you to keep up with them because...
### Quizzes

Most discussion sections will begin with a 10-15 minute quiz **which consists of problems taken DIRECTLY from the assigned homework**. I will drop the lowest **two** quiz scores when computing your final grade.
### Exams

There will be two in-class midterm exams:

**Midterm 1:** Monday, October 23rd

**Midterm 2:** Monday, November 20th

You **MUST** bring your student ID with name matching that on the exam and picture matching the face on your head. There are **NO MAKE-UP MIDTERMS.** If you have to miss a midterm for whatever reason, it will be dropped and your final grade will be calculated according to formula 1 above.

The final exam is on Friday, December 15th at 3pm. You **MUST** take the final to pass the class, and there are **NO MAKE-UPS**.
### Academic Integrity

Cheating is an extremely dumb idea. If you cheat, you could easily ruin your college career. So, don't do it.