Math 225 P1---Introductory Matrix Theory---Spring 2000
11:00-11:50 T/TH
142 Henry

General Information

Instructor: Jennifer Paulhus
Office Hours: M 3:00-3:50 and TH 10:00-10:50 (or by appointment)
Office: 48A Noyes Hall
e-mail: paulhus [at] math [dot] uiuc [dot] edu
Text: Linear Algebra and its Applications David C. Lay
Final Exam: Thursday May 11 1:30-4:30

We will cover the following sections of the book in order:

Chapter 1: 1-6, 9
Chapter 2: 1-3, 7
Chapter 3: 1-3
Chapter 4: 1-3, 5-6
Chapter 5: 1-3
Chapter 6: 1-3, 5-6

I plan to spend about one class period on each topic.


Your grade will consist of homework, two hour exams and a final. Homework will be assigned weekly (except for exam weeks). I plan to spot grade them--meaning I will assign a certain number of problems and then only grade 3-5 randomly chosen problems. I will drop your lowest homework grade. Feel free to work in groups on the homework BUT each student must turn in his or her own solutions.

I am tentatively scheduling the two hour exams for February 29 and April 18 but reserve the right to change these dates! If you are going to miss an exam because of an emergency or illness, please let me know before the exam by e-mailing me.

The breakdown of grades will be as follows:

Homework: 20%
In-class Exams: 20% each
Final: 40%