*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.

- Section 1 (8 am) course ID: sellers03242
- Section 11 (9 am) course ID: sellers37883
- Section 8 (1:20 pm) course ID: sellers72152

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.

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

- Midterm grade (100 pts)
- Final grade (150 pts)
- Section grade (100 pts)
- 52 points for homework assignments
- 48 points for in-class quizes

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.

- September 01 Section 1 ( answers )
- September 06 Section 11 (9:05 am) ( answers )
- September 08 Section 8 (1:20 pm) (answers)
- September 13 Section 1 (answers)
- September 15 Section 11 (answers)
- September 20 Section 8 (answers)
- September 22 Section 1 (answers)
- September 27 Section 11 (answers)
- September 29 Section 8 (answers)
- October 04 Section 1
- October 06 Section 11
- October 18 Section 8
- October 20 Section 1, 11
- October 25 Section 8
- October 27 Section 1
- November 01 Section 11
- November 03 Section 8
- November 08 Section 1
- November 10 Section 11
- November 15 Section 8
- November 17 Section 1
- November 29 Section 11
- December 01 Section 8

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

- Midterm exam October 12th (a wednesday), 6:30 - 7:45 pm. A conflict exam is available directly preceeding this. You must sign up for the conflict exam ahead of time in class.
- Final exam is not yet schedualed, but may occur as late as December 16th (Friday)
- Information on Midterm and Final exams will eventually be posted in the "Additional Information" section here.

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 1 (Aug. 23 and 25)
- Section 1.1, Exercises 2,3,5,7,8,12,16,17,19,23
- Warning. In the ebook, # 12 has typo. The first equation should be
*x*_{1}− 3*x*_{2}+ 4*x*_{3}= − 4. (the ebook accidently has two*x*_{2}'s). Thanks to Yinqi for pointing this out.

- Warning. In the ebook, # 12 has typo. The first equation should be
- Section 1.2: Exercises 2,4

- Section 1.1, Exercises 2,3,5,7,8,12,16,17,19,23
- Week 2 (Aug. 30 and Sept 1, due Tuesday, Sept 6th)
- Section 1.2, Exercises 8,9,11,14,22,23,24
- Section 1.3, Exercises 1-6, 9-12, 15, 23, 24

- Week 3 (Sept 6 and Sept 8) due Tuesday, September 13th.
- Section 1.4, exercises 3,5,9,11,23
- Section 1.5, exercises 1,2,3,5,9,11,19,23,29-32

- Week 4 (Sept 13 and 15) due Tuesday, September 20th.
- Section 1.7, exercises 1-6,9,10,21,22
- Warning: Originally, I had assigned problems from section 1.8 for this week, expecting that we would cover that Thursday. We did NOT get to 1.8 this week, so I'm moving those problems to Week 5. Do NOT hand in problems for section 1.8 on Tuesday. Only hand in the problems for section 1.7.

- Week 5 (Sept 20 and 22) due Tuesday, September 27th.
- Week 6 (Sept 27 and 29) due Tuesday, October 4
- Section 2.1, exercises 1,2,3,5,6,15,16
- Section 2.2, exercises 1,2,3,4,7,11,12

- Answers to Worksheet 5-1, introduction to linear transformations

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