MATHEMATICS 115A INFORMATION

 

Professor:

Richard Elman

Office:

MS 5328

Office Hours:

M3 W4 F1 or by appointment. (Subject to change.)

TA

Xuchan Han: Discussion Section TR 2 in Geology 4645

Book (optional):

Friedberg, Incel, and Spence: Linear Algebra, 4th edition

Material

This is first course in abstract linear algebra.
This course consists not only of computation but learning how to state and prove theorems. We study material from chapters 1,2,5,6 (and the appendices) from the book. You will be expected to know the material from Math 33A.

Exams:

Two Midterms and one Final:

Midterm dates TBA

Final: 3:00pm-6:00pm Monday 12 June 2017.

Homework:

Posted on web due in discussion section, returned in discussion section.

To learn the material you must do homework.

Homework due in discussion section Thursdays

Lecture:

MWF 2:00 in MS 5127

Most of lecture time will deal with proving theorems and giving examples.

You are welcome to ask questions during the lecture and my office hours.

Schaum's Outline of Linear Algebra Fourth Edition is a reasonable cheap supplement.

Quiz Section:

The TA will go over material done in lecture, homework, and additional related material.

Grading:

Best of the following total weighted scores:

final plus one midterm and homework (final = 55%)

final plus two midterms and homework (final = 40%)

determines grade. Homework counts 20% of grade.

 

No Makeup exams.

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