Math 115A: Linear Algebra
Syllabus
In this course we introduce the basic
notions in abstract linear algebra.
Instructor: Ko Honda
 Email: lastname at math
dot ucla dot edu
 URL: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~honda
 Office hours: TBA on Zoom
TA: Eilon
ReisinTzur (ereisint
at math dot ucla dot edu)
Class Meetings: Every week there
will be three hours of lecture as well as one hour of
discussion.
 Lectures: MWF
2pm2:50pm on Zoom
 Discussion section:
TuTh 2pm2:50pm on Zoom
Remote learning/teaching: I plan to provide lecture notes for each
lecture. If for some reason (i) my internet
connection is not working or is cut off or (ii) your
connection is cut off, please read the lecture notes and
the textbook. Also, if there are serious technical
difficulties when you're taking a quiz/exam or you have
serious personal difficulties (such as severe illness)
on the day of the quiz/exam, please let me know and
we'll try to make alternate arrangements.
Topics
 Vector spaces
 Linear independence
and bases
 Linear transformations
and matrices
 Eigenvalues and
eigenvectors
 Inner products
 Adjoint operators
Textbook: Friedberg, et. al., Linear
Algebra, 5th Edition (Please note that for HW I will use
the problem numbering from Friedberg, 4th Edition.)
This class participates in a
textbook program called Inclusive Access. You
should be receiving an email from the UCLA Store with
instructions on how to access your course content on
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Everyone enrolled in the course
will automatically be granted access to the digital
course materials. Important:
If you do not opt out and are still enrolled
after the Friday of the 2nd week (April 10, 2020)
will be billed $45.87 to their Bruin Bill account.
If you have questions or
concerns, please email the UCLA Store at
inclusiveaccess@asucla.ucla.edu.
Prerequisite: Math 33A
REQUIREMENTS: You are responsible
for carefully reading the following and being aware of
all the requirements. Please ask questions about
anything you don't understand.
Grading System
 Weekly HW: 0%
 Weekly quizzes: 68%
 Midterm: 16%
 Final Exam: 16%
Homework: HW assigned each week
should be completed before the following Tuesday.
For example, the HW
assigned on Mon 3/30, Wed 4/1, and Fri 4/3 are to be
completed before Tues 4/7. See the class
schedule. The HW will not be graded but
similar problems will appear on the quizzes.
Gradescope: We will use
Gradescope for all quizzes, the midterm exam, and the
final exam. You will have a 24hour window to complete
each quiz or exam on the dates indicated. For
example for Quiz 1 on Tuesday, April 7, the window is
all day Tuesday, April 7, Pacific Time.
Quizzes: There will be 8
quizzes (more or less one every week). See the class
schedule. We will use Gradescope and you will
be allotted 2030 minutes depending on the quiz.
Quiz 0 on Tuesday, March 31, is a test run: you have to
submit a handwritten pledge of academic honesty. Please be advised that no quizzes will
be dropped.
Midterm Exam: There will be one
hourlong midterm exam on Friday, May 1.
Final Exam: Tuesday, June 9. This
will last three hours.
Academic Integrity
The instructor strongly adheres
to the University policies regarding academic integrity
violations, and will strictly enforce these rules. You
are encouraged to review the UCLA
Student Conduct Code. You're required to
provide a handwritten pledge of academic honesty; this
is Quiz 0.
WARNING: In view of the current
situation, it is quite possible that deviations from
the syllabus become necessary.
Last modified: March 27, 2020.
