Math 220: Matrices, Sections 1, 8, and 11, Autumn, 2016

Instructor: Associate Professor Tim Reluga

Office: 424 McAllister

Office Hours: Tuesday's 10-11, Thursday morning 10-11, Thursday afternoons, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Textbook: Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 5th edition, by Lay, Lay, and McDonald. Our physics and math library has a copy on reserve. The electronic version is accessed online through if you've payed for it. Course ID's are as follows.

The course webpage for all sections, including full syllabus and learning objectives.

MIDTERM: Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 100 Thomas, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm. All 3 sections are in the same room. Penn State Learning will host a review session on Sunday, October 9th from 2:00pm-4:00pm in 102 Forum. Full information details in this handout.


The class will be graded out of 350 points, as described above.

Each section will have 8 quizes worth 8 points each. The lowest two quiz grades will be dropped. The quiz dates for each section will be different, and are listed below.

Quizes will cover recent lecture material, and take between 5 and 10 minutes.

Useful information


We're still waiting to on grader hiring, so the week-1 homework will not be collected. Assuming we get a grader, homework will be collected once a week, each Tuesday at the start of class, and should be handed in in paper form. More info to come.


Additional useful references (mostly free!)