Homework Assignments for
M408N, Applied Linear Algebra

This page is always under construction, so you should check it regularly. Assignments with the due date in bold face are set in stone. Other assignments are still tentative.

The homework is due twice a week in lecture. The homework has two parts. One part is problems from the book, which should be written up and turned in at lecture. The other part is on Quest, and should be done online by midnight the night before the lecture.

The written assignments will appear on this page. The Quest assignments will appear on (you guessed it) Quest. The very first Quest assignment is an assessment of your precalculus skills. You will receive an email with more information about this. The time window is from noon Fri 8/26 - 10am Mon 8/29.

Thursday, August 25: First day. No homework due.
Tuesday, August 30: Appendix D, problems 19, 20, 29, 30, 37, 38, 63, 65, 67, 69.

Thursday, September 1: Section 1.5, problems 4, 5, 12, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 29.
Tuesday, September 6: Section 1.6, problems 5, 13, 19, 35, 37, 57, 63, 64, 70, 71.
Thursday, September 8: Section 2.1, problems 2,6; Section 2.2, problems 1, 4, 11, 15, 18, 28a, 46.
Tuesday, September 13: Section 2.3, problems 8, 10 (VERY important!), 11, 23, 38; Section 2.5, problems 9, 19, 40, 46, 47.
Thursday, September 15: Section 2.5, problems 51, 53. Section 2.6, problems 4, 6 (you do NOT have to find a formula for your function!), 22, 26, 35, 38, 41, 44.
Tuesday, September 20: Section 2.7, problems 8, 18, 20, 30, 34, 36, 39, 46, 48, 54.
Thursday, September 22: Section 2.8, problems 6, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 27, 38, 50, 57.
Tuesday, September 27: First midterm, no homework due.
Thursday, September 29: Section 3.1, problems 34, 44, 47, 51, 63, 67, Section 3.2, problems 28, 32, 46, 50.

Tuesday, October 4: Section 3.3, problems 5, 8, 19, 24, 30, 32, 34, 52ab (skip part c), 54
Thursday, October 6: Section 3.4, problems 4, 6, 15, 16, 34, 51, 61, 67, 76, 86
Tuesday, October 11: Section 3.5, problems 10, 14, 28, 50, 56, 71 and Section 3.6, problems 2, 24, 26, 30.
Thursday, October 13: Section 3.6, problems 34, 38, 40, 44 and Section 3.7, problems 1, 5, 6, 7 (skip parts b,c), 10
Tuesday, October 18: Section 3.7, problems 22, 32, 33, 36 and Section 3.10, problems 23, 24, 26, 36, 43, 44.
Thursday, October 20: Section 3.9, problems 3, 6, 10, 12, 14, 18, 27, 28, 40, 42
Tuesday, October 25: Section 4.1, problems 6, 12, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 44, 73. Also read about the calculus of rainbows on page 282. It's a bit complicated (you DON'T need to work all the steps yourself), but it's also a beautiful explanation of a beautiful phenomenon.
Thursday, October 27: Second midterm, no homework due.

Tuesday, November 1: Section 4.2, problems 6, 34, 36. Section 4.3, 11, 15, 29, 47, 53, 64, 78ab
Thursday, November 3: Section 4.3, problems 10, 24, 62, 77, 82, 83.
Tuesday, November 8: Section 4.4, problems 7, 12, 13, 22, 25, 46, 58, 73, 77, 87
Thursday, November 10: Section 4.7, problems 2, 8, 10, 20, 27 [Hint: without loss of generality, you can place the apex at (-1,0)], 44, 52, 54, 67
Tuesday, November 15: Section 4.8, problems 29, 30, Section 4.9, problems 13, 14, 52, 54, 64, 65, 76
Thursday, November 17: Chapter 4 review exercises 6, 10, 18, 45, 50, 70, 71, 74, 77, 83. (Meanwhile, your Quest homework is on Section 5.1)
Tuesday, November 22: Section 5.2, problems 17, 18, 21, 29, 30, 34, 36, 39, 41, 50
Thursday, November 24: Thanksgiving
Tuesday, November 29: Section 5.3, problems 2, 4, 8, 12, 13, 26, 37, 44, 48, 60
Thursday, December 1: Chapter 5 review exercises 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8ac (8b doesn't make sense!), 9, 10, 43, 45.