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Math 23 Elementary Linear Algebra

Basic Info

Time and Place: Tue&Thu 11:00 a.m. at Baxter 214 and Fri 3:10 p.m. at Goodrich 104
Instructor: Peter Saveliev
Office: Goodrich 103
Office Hours: Mon 2-4, Tue 10-10:50, Thu 2-4, or by appointment, or any time I am there (my full schedule)
Office Phone: x6306
Home Phone: 361-1748 (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
E-mail: saveliep
Mailbox: Math/Chem office, Goodrich 107
Text: Linear Algebra. Gateway to Mathematics by R. Messer.
Group Problems: due weekly (please, staple!), each Friday unless specified otherwise
Quizzes: each Thursday (unless we are having an exam), based on the practice problems assigned daily
Grade Breakdown:
group problems+quizzes: 30% (1-2 may be dropped)
exams: 20% each (2)
final exam: 30%
Letter Grades: A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69, F: <60


From the catalogue:

223. Elementary Linear Algebra (Old Number MAT 23)

An introduction to linear mathematics. Linear systems of equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, bases and dimension, function spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, inner products, and applications. An important aspect of the course is to introduce the student to abstract thinking and proofs. Prerequisite: Mathematics 112, departmental placement examination, AP examination, or permission of the department.

One course credit, each semester. Intermediate