Mathematics 115A, Section 6 (Requisite: course 33A)


Fall Quarter 2017

M (Tu) W (Th) F from 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm

Lectures in MS 5147


Instructor: Haruzo HIDA

Office: MS 6308

Phone: 63382


Teaching Assistants: DING, MENGYUAN (office MS 2961; her office hours Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm to 3pm).
Text: Linear Algebra, fourth UCLA edition, by Stephen H. Friedberg, Arnold J. Insel and Lawrence E. Spence
Chapters 1, 2, part of 4, 5, 6

Seven more sections of Math 115A are opened.
Students in the wait list of this section (Section 6) are encouraged to transfer to the other sections.


Office Hours:First office hour: 3pm to 4pm on Wednesday October 4th, and from the week of October 9th Fridays 4:00pm to 5:00pm  or by appointment
Midtem Exams:
Solution keys to homework assignment in the midterm exam coverage will be available

First Exam: October 18th (W)

Exam outline; Score Distribution Table and D-Zone(to be posted for two midterm exams)

Second Exam: November 15th (W)


Final Exam: Definitely on Thursday, December 14, 2017 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

[Final Exam Outline] (to be posted).
Solution keys of selected homework questions after the second midterm exam including suggested exercises will be available.
The day and the exact coverage of each midterm exams depend on the progress in the course and will be announced in the lecture a week before the exam.

The final exam day and time cannot be changed.
No make-up exams under whatever circumstance (including midterm exams).

Grading: Each midterm exam counts about 20% of your grade, the homework counts about 10% and the final exam counts about 50%. The grading is on a curve. About 15-20% of students will receive A- or above, and about 30-35% will receive the grade between B- and B+.
A student who misses the final exam may receive an incomplete grade "I" provided he or she

(i) has taken and passed the two midterm exams,
(ii) has completed the homework at a passing level,
(iii) contacts the instructor on or before the day of the final exam to arrange a conference, and
(iv) presents documents explaining his or her circumstances (such as medical emergency).

If any one of the above four conditions is not met, the student who misses the final exam will be automatically assigned the grade " F".

Homework will be assigned by CCLE email (containing a link to the homework file), some of the homework problems will be explained in a TA session before its due date/time. The homework is due in class on the day indicated in each assignment. Each student is required to submit homework in class or to TA by 1.50PM on the day. On the top of the front page of your homework set, print your last name followed by your first name and middle initial, and your student identification number. Also sign your full name underneath.

NO LATE HW WILL BE ACCEPTED - NO EXCEPTIONS

Syllabus

Week of

September 28: 1.1, 1.2

October 2: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

October 9: 2.1, 2.2

October 16: Review, First Midterm Exam, 2.2

October 23: 2.3, 2.4

October 31: 2.5, 4.4

November 6: 5.1, 5.2

November 13: Review, Second Midterm Exam, 6.1

November 20: 6.1, 6.2

November 27: 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 

December 4: 6.4, Review

Homework

Homework is assgined by emailing (to each student) via CCLE a link to the homework set at least one week before due date. The suggested exercises below are not homework, but you should do all suggested exercise problems in the text for exams, as problems similar to the ones listed show up in two midterm exams and the final exam.
No.1 (due on Thursday October 5) (a link to homework set will be emailed to each student at least one week before due date).
Suggested exercises in the text for exams:
Section 1.1: 1, 2, 3, 4,
Section 1.2: 1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19,
Section 1.3: 1, 2, 4, 8, 11, 12, 15, 20, 24

No.2 (due on Thursday October 12).

Suggested exercises in the text for exams:
Section 1.4: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 15, 16
Section 1.5: 1, 2, 7, 11, 12
Section 1.6: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15, 17, 26, 30, 31

No.3 (due on Tuesday October 24).

Suggested exercises in the text for exams:
Section 2.1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 24, 31
Section 2.2: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16

No.4 (due on Tuesday October 31).
Suggested exercises in the text for exams:
Section 2.3: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 15
Section 2.4: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 12, 15

No.5 (due on Tuesday November 7).
Suggested exercises in the text for exams:
Section 2.5: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9

No.6 (due on Tuesday November 21).
Suggested exercises in the text for exams:
Section 4.4: 1, 2, 3, 4,
Section 5.1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 26

No.7 (due on Tuesday November 28).
Suggested exercises in the text for exams:
Section 5.2: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7

No.8 (due on Tuesday December 5).
Suggested exercises in the text for exams:
Section 6.1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12, 16, 24
Section 6.2: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 19

Suggested exercises in the final exam coverage:
Section 6.3: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15
Section 6.4: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11