Who?  :  Nivedita Bhaskhar  
Come again?  :  Call me N  
What?  :  MATH 33A, Linear algebra and applications  
When?  :  Lectures on MTW 11:00AM12:50 P.M  
Where?  :  KNSY PV 1220B  
Do we have a TA ?  :  Yup. BonSoon Lin will head the discussion sessions, details of which are given below  


Which book do we follow?  :  O. Bretscher, Linear Algebra, 5th Ed., Prentice Hall.  
What I have other questions?  :  We will be using Piazza's discussion forums. So please post all your questions, mathematical/logistical unless the questions are confidential  
Where is the class Piazza page?  :  We are at https://piazza.com/ucla/summer2017/math33a/home  
Can I email you nevertheless?  :  Yes. My id is nbhaskh AT math DOT ucla DOT edu (But please send short emails and not essays)  
Do you check email at odd hours?  :  Yes, on MR. Emails sent on Fri/weekends will probably get a delayed response  
I don't. Can I drop by your office instead?  :  Yes, but I may not be around all the time  
You'll be there sometime, right?  :  (Tenative) Office hours : M 4:305:30 PM, W 3:304:30 PM  
Where is your office?  :  MS 6310 
Systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, linear independence, subspaces, bases and dimension, orthogonality, leastsquares methods, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, matrix diagonalization, and symmetric matrices.
Scheme I  Scheme II  
Homework  10 %  10 % 
Quiz  10 % each  15 % (best of two) 
Midterm  30 %  25 % 
Final  40 %  50 % 
A homework set will be posted to the website each Wednesday at the beginning of class which will be due exactly one week later (i.e. by the next Wednesday, 11:00 AM). It will consist of practice problems (which will not count towards the grade) and mandatory problems (which will count towards the grade). Amongst the mandatory problems, selected problems chosen by the instructor will be graded. Late submissions will not be accepted and you will get a score of zero for such work. However the lowest homework score will be dropped while calculating your grade. Your name must be clearly displayed in the top right corner and be stapled if there are multiple pages. If your TA has difficulty in reading your answers, he/she will give you a score of zero, so please ensure you write legibly and neatly. You can work together (in groups of less than five), but please write up the solutions on your own.
There will be 2 ~twenty minute quizzes (one of which will be held during class hours and one in the discussion session on Tuesday). If you miss a quiz, you get a score of zero for it.
If you feel that a mistake was made in grading your homework/quiz/exams or that these scores have been incorrectly inputted into MyUCLA, bring it to the attention of me within 10 days of the due date of the homework/the exam date.
Any complaints received later will not be considered. Be aware that a regrade means that your test will be graded from scratch, and it is entirely possible that you will receive a lower score than originally given, if I decide that the original grade was too high.
To sign up, please follow the link  https://piazza.com/ucla/summer2017/math33a.
You are encouraged to use the discussion forum in Piazza to ask both the mathematical and admin questions. This avoids repeat questions and will probably get quicker responses. Try not to email me unless you feel the question is confidential and requires a nonpublic answer. While asking math questions, ensure you are including all the relevant information in the question. (For instance, do not simply refer to Question X in HW Y but state what the problem is)
Quiz 1  July 5  In class 
Midterm  July 13  Discussion session 
Quiz 2  July 25  Discussion session 
Final  Aug 2  11:00 A.M  12:50 P.M 