Math 220: Matrices, Sections 1, 8, and 11, Autumn, 2016
FINAL: December 15th (Thursday), 8 AM, 100 Thomas. The final will be a comprehensive exam covering all course material, and consist of 30 multiple choice questions.
- Final exam information sheet
- Final exam locations
- I will have extra office hours Monday, December 12th, 9 - noon.
- I will host a review session Tuesday, 10 - noon, in McAllister 114.
- Past final exams:
- Remember to review the quizes and their answers below, as well. If you have time, go through them before testing yourself with the old exams.
- Don't forget to go through your midterm and make sure you won't make any of the same mistakes again.
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: answer key
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.
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 x1 − 3x2 + 4x3 = − 4. (the ebook accidently has two x2's). Thanks to Yinqi for pointing this out.
- Section 1.2: Exercises 2,4
- 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.
- Section 1.8, exercises 1,2,3,4,7,8,13-16,21,22
- Section 1.9, exercises 1-10, 13-16,23,24
- Also, you might like checking out this, this or this interactive example.
- 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
- Week 7 (Oct 4 and 6) due Tuesday, October 11
- Section 2.3, exercises 1-8,11,12
- Section 2.8, exercises 1-22
- Week 8 (Oct 11 and 13) no homework
- Week 9 (Oct 18 and 20), due Tuesday, October 25th
- Section 3.1, exercies 2,4,6,8,10,12
- Section 3.2, exercises 1-6
- Section 3.3, exercises 1-6
- Week 10 (Oct 25 and 27), due Tuesday, November 1st
- Section 5.1, exercises 2,4,6,8,10,12,13,14
- Section 5.2, exercises 1-12, 15-17, 21, 22. If you are reading the ebook, note that there is a typo. "22. a. If A is 3x3 with columns a_1, a_2, and a_3, then det A equals the volume of the parallelpiped determined by a_1, a_2, and a_3."
- Week 11 (Nov. 1 and 3), due Tuesday, November 8th
- Section 5.3, exercises 1-14
- Section 6.1, exercises 1-4
- Week 12 (Nov. 8 and 10), due Tuesday, November 15th
- Section 6.1, exercises 5-20
- Section 6.2, exercises 1-20, 23, 24
- Week 13 (Nov. 15 and 17), due Tuesday, November 29th
- Section 6.3, exercises 3-14,21,22
- Section 6.4, exercises 1-12,17,18
- Week 14 (Nov. 29 and Dec. 1), voluntary, not collected
- Section 7.1, exercises 1-20,25,26
Additional useful references (mostly free!)
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.