## MATH 33A - Linear Algebra and Applications - Winter 2016 - Lecture 1

Location and time

Class: MWF 12-12:50, Humanities A51
Discussion: TR 12-12:50, different locations

Instructor

Martin Gallauer
Office: 6236 Math Sciences
Office hours: M 10-10:40, W 10:40-11:20

TA's
Textbook

O. Bretscher, Linear Algebra, 5th Ed., Prentice Hall.

Schedule

We will approximately follow the schedule here, i.e.

 01/04 Chapter 1 01/06 Chapter 1 01/08 Chapter 2 01/11 Chapter 2 01/13 Chapter 2 01/15 Chapter 2 01/18 Holiday 01/20 Chapter 3 01/22 Chapter 3 01/25 First midterm 01/27 Chapter 3 01/29 Chapter 3 02/01 Chapter 5 02/03 Chapter 5 02/05 Chapter 5 02/08 Chapter 5 02/10 Chapter 5 02/12 Chapter 6 02/15 Holiday 02/17 Second midterm 02/19 Chapter 6 02/22 Chapter 6 02/24 Chapter 6 02/26 Chapter 7 02/29 Chapter 7 03/02 Chapter 7 03/04 Chapter 7 03/07 Chapter 8 03/09 Chapter 8 03/11 Chapter 8

Testing

• Weekly homework will be announced on ccle but the solutions will not be collected.
• Each week in discussion section starting with the second week, there will be a short quiz (5-10 minutes) with questions based on the homework. Quizzes can only be taken in your assigned section.
• First midterm: Monday, January 25, in class
• Second midterm: Wednesday, February 17, in class
• Final exam: Wednesday, March 16, 11:30 am-2:30 pm
• Bring photo ID to both midterms and the final. No books, notes, calculators, or any electronic devices will be permitted in any exam. The final exam must be taken in order to receive a passing grade.

There will be no make-up quizzes. However, the lowest 2 scores of your quizzes will be dropped when computing your grade.

There will be no make-up exams, neither for the midterms nor for the final. However, some flexibility is built into the system by having two grading schemes. Your overall final grade will be the best of the following two variants:

• 15% best 7 quizzes + 30% for both midterms + 55% final.
• 20% best 7 quizzes + 15% best midterm + 65% final.

Regrades on quizzes and midterms must be requested within two weeks after they were taken. After this time, no requests for corrections will be honored.

All grades will be recorded on myUCLA.

Getting Extra Help

The instructor and TA's are here to help you succeed in the course. If there is something you do not understand, then you have a few options:

• For questions regarding class, visit the office hours of the instructor.
• For questions regarding homework, visit the office hours of the TA's.
• Go to the free tutoring available at the Student Math Center.