M346, Applied Linear Algebra

**Unique number**: 58645
**Meeting time and plac**e: Tu-Th 9:30-11, RLM 5.124.
**Web page**: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/F04/346
**Professor**: Lorenzo Sadun, RLM 9.114, x1-7121
**email**: sadun@math.utexas.edu
**Office hour**s: Tu-Th 2-3:30. I generally keep an open
door and welcome
visitors at other times. However, I will be out of the office a
lot in September and October. If you want to see me outside of
office hours, please make an appointment.

**Textbook:** Applied Linear Algebra, by Lorenzo Sadun
**Prerequisites**: M311 or M340L or M341 or permission of
instructor
**Syllabus:** Chapters 1 through 8, with occasional skipped
sections
**Homework**: There will be weekly problem sets, due in
class. At the beginning of the term these will be due on
Thursday, but we may switch to a Tuesday schedule later on.
**Exams:** There will be two in-class midterm exams, on
September 21
and November 9, plus a final exam on December 11. These exams
will all
be closed book. However, each student will be allowed to bring a single
letter-sized
``crib sheet'' (2-sided) to each midterm, and 2 crib sheets to the
final.
These notes must be __HANDWRITTEN ORIGINALS - NO XEROXING ALLOWED__.
**Grading:** Each midterm counts 25%. The final exam counts 50%.
The
homework, taken together, counts 25%. At the end of the term I will
drop
your lowest 25%. The final grade distribution is neither a straight
scale
nor a fixed curve. It depends on how well the class does as a whole,
but
I hope to give mostly A's and B's.
**Disabilities: **The University of Texas at Austin provides
upon request
appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with
disabilities.
For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at
471-6259,
471-4641 TTY
**Homework # 1**: (due Thursday, September 2) Chapter 1, page 8,
exercises
1, 2, 5, 6, Section 2.1, Page 13 # 1, 5, 8, Section 2.2
Page 21 # 2, 7, 12