M346, Applied Linear Algebra
Unique number: 57850
Meeting time and place: MWF 10-11, RLM 6.114.
Professor: Lorenzo Sadun, RLM 9.114, x1-7121
Office hours: M2-3, Tu9-11. I generally keep an open
door and welcome
visitors at all times.
Textbook: Applied Linear Algebra, 2nd edition, by Lorenzo Sadun.
Do not get the first edition! The first edition had a huge number
of printing errors, the second edition has a lot of new content, and the
second edition is priced at about half the first edition.
Prerequisites: M311 or M340L or M341 or permission of
Syllabus: Chapters 1 through 8, with occasional skipped
sections. You can find an online day-by-day schedule
Homework: There will be weekly problem sets, due in
class on Wednesday.
Exams: There will be three in-class midterm exams, on
September 18, October 23 and November 20, plus a final exam on
December 15, 9-12. These exams will all
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 20%. The final exam counts 40%.
The homework, taken together, counts 20%. At the end of the term I will
your lowest 20%. 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