M346, Applied Linear Algebra
Unique number: 58645
Meeting time and place: 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
Office hours: 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
Syllabus: Chapters 1 through 8, with occasional skipped
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
and November 9, plus a final exam on December 11. These exams
be closed book. However, each student will be allowed to bring a single
``crib sheet'' (2-sided) to each midterm, and 2 crib sheets to the
These notes must be HANDWRITTEN ORIGINALS - NO XEROXING ALLOWED.
Grading: Each midterm counts 25%. The final exam counts 50%.
homework, taken together, counts 25%. At the end of the term I will
your lowest 25%. The final grade distribution is neither a straight
nor a fixed curve. It depends on how well the class does as a whole,
I hope to give mostly A's and B's.
Disabilities: The University of Texas at Austin provides
appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with
For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at
Homework # 1: (due Thursday, September 2) Chapter 1, page 8,
1, 2, 5, 6, Section 2.1, Page 13 # 1, 5, 8, Section 2.2
Page 21 # 2, 7, 12