Math 311 -- Topics in Applied Mathematics I, Fall 2022

Course Information

Instructor: Suhan Zhong
Office: BLOC 641A.
Office Hours: TR 2:30-3:30 pm and F 11:25 am-12:15 pm via Zoom (link TBA) or by appointment

Class Meeting Time and Place: TR 12:45-2:00 pm, HELD 113

Textbook: Linear Algebra and Vector Calculus, 8th edition, by Leon/Colley, Pearson, 2012.

Course Description. Systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, inner product spaces, orthogonal functions; vector analysis, including gradient, divergence, curl, line and surface integrals, Gauss', Green's and Stokes' theorems. Prerequisites: MATH 221, MATH 251, or MATH 253; MATH 308 or concurrent enrollment.

Weekly Schedule:

0. Sections 1.1-1.2
1. Sections 1.2-1.3, 1.4-1.5
2. Sections 2.1-2.2, 2.2
3. Sections 3.1-3.2, 3.2-3.3
4. Sections 3.4-3.5, 3.5
5. Sections 3.5-3.6, Review, Test 1
6. Sections 4.1-4.2, 4.2-4.3
7. Sections (Fall break, no class), 5.1-5.2
8. Sections 5.3-5.4, 5.4-5.5
9. Sections 5.5-5.6, 6.1-6.2
10. Sections 6.2-6.3, Review, Test 2
11. Sections 7.1-7.5, 8.3-8.4
12. Sections 8.4, 10.1, 10.1-10.2
13. Sections 10.2-10.3, (Thanksgiving, no class)
14. Sections 11.1-11.2, 11.2-11.3
15. Review for Final

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Homework: will be assigned regularly on a weekly basis. The due dates and time are stated in each assignment. All assignments need to be submitted through Gradescope.
Late homeworks: without/with a valid excuse will be rejected/dropped.

Instructions for Tests and Final Exam:

Grading Policy: Tests 1&2, 100 pts each, Homeworks 100 pts, Final 150 pts, Total 450 pts. 450>A>405>B>360>C>315>D>270>F
Final Exam: TBA

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