Linear Algebra, MAT 253, Spring 2002
This is the home page for MAT 253, section 001, meeting MWF from 10:30
-- 11:20 in MPE-233. My name is Dr. Arthur Baragar. My
office is CBC-B 308 and I can be reached at 895-0378. Important
information announced in class will also be posted on this web page (URL
listed below.) The prerequisite for this course is MAT 182 (with a C or
Text: Linear Algebra, 3rd edition, Stephen
Friedberg, Arnold Insel, and Lawrence Spence, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle
River, NJ, 1997.
Grading Scheme: The grading in this course is as follows:
Chapter 1, Vector Spaces
Chapter 2, Linear Transformations and Matrices
Chapter 3, Elementary Matrix Operations and Systems of Linear Equations
Chapter 4, Determinants
Chapter 5, Diagonalization
There is no preset correlation between numerical grades and your final
letter grade. A letter grade (without + or -) will be included with the
return of each exam and will cover all exams up to then. Late homework
will be accepted but is subject to a penalty. The penalty is minor
for students who complete most homeworks on time, but is more severe for
Exam 1, Wednesday, February 20th: 18%. Sample
Exam 1. Solutions (sort of).
Exam 2, Wednesday, March 20th: 18% (last day to drop is March 29th).
Exam 3, Friday, May 3rd: 18%.
Final, Wednesday, May 15th, 10:10am: 36%.
Office Hours: If you need to see me, please look for me during
the office hours posted below, or please make an appointment. If there
is no one in my office during the last half of the office hour, I will
feel free to leave, so please arrive early. Office hours begin the second
week of classes. Exam week office hours (if any) will be posted later.
Other Important Dates:
Monday, 1:00 -- 3:00 pm,
Wednesday and Friday, 1:00 -- 2:30 pm,
... or by appointment.
"If you have a documented disability that may require assistance, you
will need to go directly to the Disability Resource Center (DRC) for coordination
in your academic accommodations. The DRC is located in the Reynolds Student
Services Building in Room 137. The DRC phone number is 895-0866, TDD 895-0652,
and www email@example.com."
January 22nd: Classes begin.
January 28th: Final date for late registration, course additions, changes,
or fee payment (with late fees). None of these will be accepted after
August 31st at 5:00pm.
February 8th: Last day to inform me of anticipated absences due to
Febrary 18th: Washington's Birthday recess.
March 1st: Final day to withdraw (from all courses) with a 50% refund.
March 24th: Spring Break begins
March 29th: Final day to drop or withdraw from classes.
March 31st: Spring break ends.
May 6th -- 10th: Study Week -- classes scheduled.
May 13th -- 18th: Final Exams.
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This page was launched January 9th, 2002.