# Linear Algebra

## MWF 11:30-12:20 Section 501 and MWF 12:40-1:30 Section 502 BLOC 161

### Course Description:

 This is an introductory course in linear algebra covering abstract ideas of vector space and linear transformation as well as models and applications of these concepts, such as systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants.

### Course Information:

 Instructor: Dr. Matthew Young Office Hours: Monday 10:20-11:20, 3:00-4:00, Friday 2:00-3:00. Office: 225 Milner E-mail: myoung (at) math dot tamu d0t edu Textbook: The required textbook is Linear Algebra with applications (8th edition), by Steven J. Leon, Pearson Prentice Hall ISBN 9780136009290 Course Syllabus: The course covers approximately chapters 1-6 of the text. Computational Aids: None should be necessary, but calculators without graphing, programming, or linear algebra capabilities will be allowed on exams. Prerequisites: MATH 148, MATH 152 or MATH 172; MATH 220; junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Credit will not be given for more than one of MATH 304, MATH 309, MATH 311 and MATH 323. Course Webpage: /~myoung/classes/323fall2012.html

### Exam Schedule:

 There will be 2 in-class exams during the semester, as well as a cumulative final exam. The dates and times are listed below.

Exam 1

Exam 2

Final Exam

Date/Time

Wednesday, September 26

Wednesday, October 31

10:30-12:30, Wed December 12 for Section 501;
10:30-12:30, Mon December 10 for Section 502

Location

In class

In class

In class

 Your final grade will be determined by the total number of points obtained on exams and homework. Out of 450 total points, each component contributes to your grade as follows:

Component

Points

Homework

100

Exam 1

100

Exam 2

100

Final Exam

150

 The following grade distribution will be used in determining final course grades:

Percentage of Total Points

A

90.0%-100.0%

B

80.0%-89.9%

C

70.0%-79.9%

D

60.0%-69.9%

F

0.0%-59.9%