Fall 2005 Math 314 Syllabus

Text: "Linear Algebra: a modern introduction", 2nd Edition, Thomson Brooks/Cole (2006) by David Poole.

Math lab: Dealing with matrices can involve a lot of arithmetic. Many of the calculations you'll need to do for this class can be done on a calculator such as the TI-86. Alternatively, one can use MAPLE, which is available in the Mathlab (Lab Schedule). You will be given an account so you can log on to these machines. If you haven't used the lab before, or if you haven't used MAPLE to do matrix arithmetic before, consider attending one of the mathlab orientations; a sign up sheet will be posted outside the lab door (Avery 18) for the beginning part of the semester.

Syllabus: The following syllabus shows the material expected to be covered and the corresponding suggested problem assignments for each week of the semester. Prior to each class you should determine what is to be covered and read the relevant material in the book. As soon as it is covered in class, you should work the assigned problems (if not also additional ones!). Note that what is shown here is tentative; your particular instructor may well announce changes in class throughout the semester. Unlike the other exams, however, the time and date of the final exam is not tentative and cannot be changed. The final exam is comprehensive and everyone is required to take it. You must arrange your personal and work schedules to allow you to take the exam at the scheduled time.
```Week of         Section           Exercises
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August 22       1.1               3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,21
1.2               3,5,7,13,17,23,31,35,41,43,46,47,53,55,61,63,65
1.3               3,5,9,11,13,15,17,19,23,27,29,31,33,37,41,43,48
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August 29       1.4               Selected topics
2.1               3,5,7,9,11,13,15,23,25,29,37,41
2.2               3,5,7,13,17,19
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September 2: last day to drop this course without a grade of `W'.
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September 5                       Labor Day
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September 6     2.2               23,33,35,37,43,49,55,59
2.3               3,5,11,15,17,19,21,27,29,31,37,39,41,43,47
2.4               Selected topic(s)
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September 12    3.1               3,5,7,13,17,19,21,23,29,31,35,37
3.2               3,7,11,15,19,22,23,29,37,39,41,44,45,47
3.3               3,11,13,15,17,19,23
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September 19                      Review
Exam I
3.3               35,41,43,47,57,63
3.5               4,7,9,11,15,17,19,23,28,29
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September 26    3.5               31,37,39,41,43,49,51,55,57,63
3.6               1,5,7,13,15,17,19,23,25,27,35,39
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October 3       3.7               Selected Topic(s)
4.1               5,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,27,29,31,37
4.2               5,7,13,23,35,40,45,47
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October 10      4.2               49,51,53,55,59,63
4.3               7,11,13,17,18,19,21,23,25
4.4               1,3,5,7,9,13,15,17,23,25,29
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October 14: last day to change to or from Pass/No Pass.
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October 17-18:                    Fall Semester Break.
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October 19      4.4               31,33,35,37,41,43,47,49
5.1               1,3,5,9,15,20,21,25,27,29,31,33,35
5.2               3,5,7,9,11,13,15
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October 24                        Review
Exam II
5.2               17,21,23,27,29
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October 30      5.3               1,3,5,7,9,11,13
5.4               1,5,7,13,15,21,23,25
5.5               Selected Topic(s)
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November 7      6.1               1,3,5,7,9,15,17,19,21,25,27,35,36,46,47,63
6.2               3,5,7,10,11,15,17,19,22,23,27
29,35,39,41,42,45,51,53,55,57,61
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Nov 11: Last day to withdraw from a course.
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November 14     6.3               1,3,5,9,11,13,17,18,21
6.4               1,3,5,7,9,11,15,17,19,20,21,25,27,29,31,33,35
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November 21     6.5               1,3,5,7,11,17,21,23
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November 23-November 27:           Thanksgiving Break.
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November 28                       Review
Exam III
6.5               29,31,33,35,37
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December 5      6.6               1,3,5,7,13,17