MTHSC 311 Syllabus
Fall Semester 2010
Time: 8:00 - 8:50; M,W,F.
Location: M-302 Martin Hall.
Office: O-115 Martin Hall
(864) 656-3437 (office)
(864) 656-3434 (Dept)
Office hours are by appointment. Please email me to set up an
appointment or simply drop by my office.
``Linear Algebra and Its Applications'', 3-rd ed. by David C. Lay
Goals and Objectives.
To present a concrete account of introductory linear algebra including
some emphasis on the computational aspects of matrices.
We will cover topics in sections: 1.1-1.9, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.3, 4.1-4.7,
5.1-5.3, 6.1-6.5, 7.1.
Please be sure to devote at least six hours per week outside of class
to this course.
The grading in this class will be as follows:
All exams will be cumulative. Click
a schedule of examination times.
- 3 In-class Exams 60%
- Homework and Quizes 20%
- Cumulative Final Exam 20%
The following grading scale will be used:
All grading will be on the basis of your work shown and not on the
Absolutely NO late homework will be accepted and there will
be No make-ups for missed quizes or exams. In the event, that a
misses an exam due to a documented excused absence, that student's
score will be substituted for the missing exam score. Any student who
an exam and cannot provide documentation indicating that the absence
was excused will recieve a 0 for the exam.
Regular and punctual attendance is expected. If the instructor is
present 25 minutes after class is scheduled to begin then you may
The Department of Mathematical Sciences is building a
technology-intensive classroom, complete with tablet workstations for
every two students, multiple SmartBoards, heavy duty parallel computing
power and telecommunications facilities. Once the room is at a
stage where the technology is usable, we will start making heavy use of
Matlab to perform computations and to gain insight into the
structure of linear algebra. You should have a copy of
this software, available via CCIT, on your own computers. We may
also make use of the package Sage, which doesn't need to be installed.
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basis, reasonable accommodations to students who have disabilities.
Students are encouraged to contact Student Disability Services to
discuss their individual needs for accommodation.