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 portal.mypearson.com 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.
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.
Week 8 (Oct 11 and 13) no homework
Penn State Learning in the basement of Sparks is a great place to meet students with other students taking Math 220, and you can even get instant help sometimes.
Linear algebra done right, 2nd edition is the book that made sense of Linear Algebra for me.
Jim Hefferon's Linear Algebra is a synthetic approach including many calculations for empirical experiences, as well as formalization.
A formal linear algebra approach is given in Beezer's A First Course in Linear Algebra
Gilbert Strang's Linear Algebra and its Applications is the standard senior-level engineering text on the subject, and perhaps a more valuable long-term reference then our own texts.
Strang's full course is available free online from MIT, including videos.
And of course the Khan Academy has videos.
Linear algebra toolkit is an older but very good interactive resource