Math 314  --  Matrix Theory
Section 002
Fall 2004

Instructor:   Petronela Radu
                                Office: AVH 239
                                Phone: 472-9130

Office Hours:  
11:00-12:30 Tuesday & Thursday
                           or by appointment

of class:   12:30-1:45  Tuesday & Thursday
Room:         AVH 110

Textbook: Linear Algebra and its Applications, David C. Lay, Third Edition, Addison-Wesley.

Course Summary: This course is both a careful introduction to linear algebra and its aaplications,
and a transition course from computational courses like calculus, to more theoretical ones. You will  need to understand definitions and theorems and be able to apply them and, sometimes, to prove theorems. The material in the course will tend to be more mathematically subtle than that encountered
in your previous math courses, and will consequently require a significant effort on your part to master.
   The  course covers Chapters 1 to 6 of the text: systems of linear equations,  matrix algebra, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, orthogonality, and inner product spaces.
Final Exam: A comprehensive final examination is given during final examination week (Dec 13—17) at its regularly scheduled time (see UNL “Schedule of Classes 2004—2005”). You must arrange your personal schedule to permit you to take the exam at the regularly scheduled time. 

Syllabus: Here you may find a copy of the tentative syllabus. There will be no project assigned in
this section of the course, so please disregard any mention to it in the syllabus.

Homeworks: You will find here a list of suggested problems. The homework will not be collected,
but you will be tested on the material through quizzes containing exercises from, or similar to suggested ones.

Quizzes:  During the semester there will be 10 unannounced quizzes (10-15 min each) from the sections covered in class.  They will contain exercises from, or similar to ones on the list. Their scores will count towards the final grade.

Assessment:  Your final grade will be computed based on the follwing scheme.
                        20 % Quizzes
                        25 % Exam 1
                        25 % Exam 2 
                        30 % Final Exam

Course Policy:  Class attendance is expected. If you miss a class it is your responsibility to get
the material from your colleagues.
Make-up exams or quizzes will be administered only in extreme cases. Cheating will be penalized by at best giving a lower letter for the course grade.

           If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to bring them up!
Sample Problems Test 1

Sample Problems Test 2 ( .ps file) (.pdf file)