MTHSC 311 Syllabus
Spring Semester 2002
Time: 9:30 - 10:45; Tu, Th.
Location: M203 Martin Hall.
Instructor: Kevin James
Office: O-21 Martin Hall
(864) 656-6766 (office)
(864) 656-3434 (Dept)
These hours are subject to change. Check my
for an up to date listing of office hours.
11:00am - Noon; Tu,Th O21 Martin.
OR by appointment (use e-mail).
``Linear Algebra and Its Applications'' 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 chapters: 1.1-1.8, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.3, 4.1-4.6,
5.1-5.4, 6.1-6.4, 7.1.
Please be sure to devote at least six hours per week outside of class to this
The grading in this class will be as follows:
- 2 In-class Exams 50%
- Homework, quizes and class participation 20%
- Cumulative Final Exam 30%
The standard grading scale will be used
- A : 90-100
- B : 80-89
- C : 70-79
- D : 60-69
- F : 0-59.
Absolutely NO late homework will be accepted and there will be
No make-ups for missed quizes or exams. In the event, that a student
misses an exam due to a documented excused absence, that student's final exam
score will be substituted for the missing exam score. Any student who misses
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 not
present by 9:50am then you may leave.
As members of the Clemson University community, we have inherited
Thomas Green Clemson's vision of this institution as a high seminary
of learning. Fundamental to this vision is a mutual commitment to
truthfulness, honor, and responsibility, without which we cannot earn
the trust and respect of others. Furthermore, we recognize that
academic dishonesty detracts from the value of a Clemson degree.
Therefore, we shall not tolerate lying, cheating, or stealing in any