Math 33A - Linear Algebra and Applications - Fall 2018

Instructor and Office Hours

Who: Aaron Royer
Where: MS 5634
When: WTh 10-11:30am
email: aroyer [at] math [dot] ucla [dot] edu

Lecture

Where: FOWLER A103B
When: MWF 9-10am

Teaching Assistants

Matthew Gherman
David Hemminger
Blaine Talbut

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

Weekly homework assignments from the textbook are listed below:

Homework 1, due 10/8 - 1.1: 1-9 odd, 15, 19, 21, 23, 31, 37; 1.2: 1-11 odd, 15, 31, 43, 47
Homework 2, due 10/15 - 1.3: 1, 7, 9, 13-19 odd, 23, 25, 29-37 odd, 47, 55; 2.1: 1-5 odd, 9, 11, 17-29 odd, 37, 39
Homework 3, due 10/22 - 2.3: 1-13 odd, 17, 29, 33, 35, 43, 47, 55-61 odd; 2.4: 1-19 odd, 29, 31-39 odd, 43, 45, 53, 79, 95, 105
Homework 4, due 10/29 - 3.1: 1-19 odd, 27, 31-37 odd, 51; 3.2: 1, 3, 11-33 odd, 39-45 odd
Homework 5, due 11/5 - 3.3: 1-31 odd, 39, 67, 71; 3.4: 1-29 odd, 53-61 odd
Homework 6, due 11/12 - 5.1: 1, 3, 15-21 odd, 23-37 odd; 5.2: 1-27 odd, 33-41 odd
Homework 7, due 11/19 - 5.3: 1-31 odd, 35-47 odd; 5.4: 1-7 odd, 19-25 odd
Homework 8, due 11/26 - 6.1: 1-29 odd, 39, 41; 6.3: 9, 11, 13
Homework 9, due 12/3 - 7.1: 1-11 odd, 19, 21, 47, 53; 7.2: 1-13 odd, 19, 29; 7.3: 1-19 odd, 37, 41-45 odd
Homework 10, due ???? - 7.5: 7.5: 1, 3, 13, 15, 21-29 odd, 45-47 odd

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 22
Midterm 2: Monday, November 19
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 Thursday, December 13th at 3pm. You MUST take the final to pass the class, and there are NO MAKE-UPS. Keep this in mind when scheduling holiday travel, for instance.

Resources

Aside from myself and the TAs, there are various in-person and online resources available to you as you learn this material. Here are a few:

Academic Integrity

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