Professor: Lorenzo Sadun Classes: MWF, 10-11, RLM 6.114

Website: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/~sadun/F09/346 Office: RLM 9.114 Office Hours: M2-3, Tu 9-11

Phone: 471-7121 Email: sadun@math.utexas.edu Text: Applied Linear Algebra; the Decoupling Principle, 2nd edition by yours truly. We will attempt to cover the first 8 chapters, with occasional sections skipped. Do notattempt to use the first edition of the book, which is filled with printing errors. Also, the second edition has a lot of new content and is priced at half the first edition, thanks to a change in publishers.Prerequisites: M340L or M341 or M311 or my permission. I expect you to have a good feel for manipulating matrices, especially row reduction, at the level of Appendix A. I also expect you to have seenabstract vector spaces and linear transformations, but some rustiness is expected -- we'll be reviewing that. I don't assume that you've seen eigenvalues and eigenvectors at all; we'll do them from scratch.The last 5 homeworkshave been graded and are in a big manila envelope in my office. During business hours you can get your HW from me, and I'll also leave it outside the office if, say, I go out for lunch. However, it will get locked up overnight.

It's been a great semester, and you've been a great class -- the most fun I've had teaching in quite a while. The final exam is posted below, and I'll try to have it graded as quickly as possible. Have a wonderful Christmas break, and especially enjoy the Rose Bowl!## *

Handouts and Other Course InformationFirst Day Handout Course Schedule Homework Here are several practice exams, and I'll post our actual exams after the fact. In studying for tests, I strongly recommend that you work each old exam without looking at the solutions, and then look at the solutions when you're done.

First midterm from 2003, both with and without solutions

First midterm from 2004, both with and without solutions

First midterm from 2005, both with and without solutions

First midterm from Spring 2009, both with and without solutions

Actual first midterm, both with and without solutions

Second midterm from 2003, both with and without solutions

Second midterm from 2004, both with and without solutions

Second midterm from Spring 2009, both with and without solutions

Actual second midterm, both with and without solutions

Third midterm from Spring 2009, both with and without solutions

Actual third midterm, both with and without solutions

Practice final from 2000, both with and without solutions

Practice final from 2003, both with and without solutions

Practice final from 2004, both with and without solutions

Practice final from 2005, both with and without solutions

Practice final from Spring 2009, both with and without solutions

Actual final exam, both with and without solutions