( 1st-day Handout for Math 311-506 Math 311-504/506 --- Topics in Applied Mathematics I

Instructor: Prof. Jianxin Zhou E-mail: j-zhou@tamu.edu
Office: BLOC 641J. Office Hours: M 2:00-3:30pm; R 2:30-3:40pm or by appointment.

Class Meeting Time & Place: M311-504 MWF 9:10-10:00am BLOC 149; M311-506 MWF 11:30am-12:20pm BLOC 163.

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

Class Website: Homework assignments, lecture notes and test dates are given here.

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:

1. Sections 1.1, 1.2
2. Sections 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1
3. Sections 2.2, 3.1, 3.2
4. Sections 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
5. Sec. 3.6, Review, Test 1
6. Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
7. Sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.4
8. Sections 5.3, 5.5, 5.6
9. Spring Break 3/11-3/15
10. Sections 6.1, 6.2
11. (Sections 6.3,) Review
12. Test 2, Sections 7.1-7.5, 8.3, 8.4, 10.1
13. Sections 10.1, 10.2, 10.3
14. Sections 10.3, 11.1, 10.2
15. Sections 11.2, 11.3, Review

Test Policy: You are allowed to bring a formula sheet with only formulas but no detailed numbers to a test.
Tests will be made based on homework problems.

Grading Policy: 2 Tests (100 pts each)=200 pts, Homework=100 pts, Final Exam 200 pts. Total=500 pts.
Final Grade: 500 > A > 450 > B > 400 > C > 350 > D > 300 > F (Curves are permitted if necessary)
*The Final Exam is comprehensive and has been scheduled on: M311-504 5/3 Friday, 8-10am; M311-506 5/7 Tuesday, 10:30am-12:30 pm.

Class Attendence: will be checked, recorded and reflected in the final grade.
Homework: will be assigned in each class and collected weekly.
Late homeworks without/with a valid excuse will be rejected/dropped (up to three times).

Make-ups for missed exams will only be allowed for a university approved excuse in writing. Wherever possible, students should inform the instructor before an exam is missed. Consistent with University Student Rules, students are required to notify an instructor by the end of the next working day after missing an exam. Otherwise, they forfeit their rights to a make-up.

Academic Integrity: The Aggie Code of Honor states:

''An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do.''

Copying work done by others is an act of scholastic dishonesty and any instance of it will be prosecuted according to University Student Rules.

Students with disabilities can get assistance from the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, Tel. 845-1637.

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