**Lecture :**11:15-12:30 TuTh at 115 LGRT**Instructor :**So Okada**Office :**1335 LGRT**E-Mail :**`okada@math.umass.edu`

**Phone :**(413)545-1714**Office Hours :**12:30-1:30 TuTh, or by appointment

Your main learning goals are the following:

- Learn basic algorithms of linear algebra.
- Understand fundamental concepts such as
*vectors*,*matrices*,*linear spaces*,*linear transformations*,*dimension and rank*,*bases*,*eigenvalues*,*eigenvectors*, and others. - Develop reasoning skills with linear algebra concepts.

**Exam 1**: Thursday March 16, Chapters 1-2**Exam 2**: Thursday April 27, Chapters 3-4**Final Exam**: Tuesday May 23 8:00AM LGRCA301, Chapters 1-5

- Your final grade will be calculated by the following table:
- Midterm exams: 20% each
- Final exam: 30%
- Homework: 15%
- Quizzes: 10%
- Class participation : 5%

- Your letter grade will be determined by the following table:
A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D F 90 87 83 80 77 73 70 67 63 60 <60

The instructor may divert from the tentative schedule by skipping/adding certain topics or going slower/faster, depending on the class progress.

Check the tentative schedule web page regularly to find the updated list of homework problems.

You are encouraged to work together, but your solutions should reflect your own understanding; i.e., you do not copy solutions from somewhere else, and your supporting work for each problem is of your own words. In writing up homework, you have to give enough detail to show how you get the answer.

Your solutions should be written neatly and follow the order of the problems as listed. If you need to put them out of order, you have to make appropriate notes. Pages must be stapled in the upper-left.

**You are expected to attend every lecture and regularly check the emails of the section mailing list.**You are responsible for any covered material and announcements made during class (this may include significant changes to the syllabus). For supplemental or emergent announcement, the section mailing list is used.**No late homework/make-up quiz will be allowed.**However, if you provide the instructor with valid reason such as a school trip or your doctor's recommendation, your missing grade will be replaced by your grade of the next homework/quiz.If necessarily, the instructor asks you to submit a supporting memo from someone such as an instructor or a doctor.

**No make-up exam will be given without reasonable arguments.**Anyone with a valid reason for missing an exam should inform the instructor at least a week in advance. If you must miss an exam due to an emergency such as sudden illness, you must notify the instructor as soon as possible.See the second paragraph above.

**No calculator will be allowed in exams and quizzes.**Several reasons for this rule are the following:- This course is more abstract than any calculus courses. You have to try many calculations by yourself so that you can tell how and why each algorithm or concept is working.
- Sometimes it is difficult for you to know what is expected to answer when you can skip certain steps by your calculator.

**Learning Resource Center**: http://www.umass.edu/lrc/tuprog.html

At 10th Floor W.E.B. Du Bois Library, LRC offers several learning opportunities such as free tutoring on a walk-in basis. Check the tutor schedule.**Lay Linear Algebra Web Page**: http://www.laylinalgebra.com/

Some online resources are available.-
**Mathematics & Statistics Department's list of approved tutors**: Normally, it becomes available shortly after the beginning of each semester. Consult the current list at Department offices, LGRT 16th floor. This is not free, but you get your personal tutoring from an advanced student.