M346, Applied Linear Algebra

**Unique number**: 57065
**Meeting time and plac**e: MWF 9-10, RLM 7.116.
**Web page**: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/S09/346
**Professor**: Lorenzo Sadun, RLM 9.114, x1-7121
**email**: sadun@math.utexas.edu
**Office hour**s: Th11-12, F3-5 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
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
Monday, but we may switch to another day later on.
**Exams:** There will be three in-class midterm exams, on
February 11, March 27 and April 24, plus a final exam on
May 19, 9-12. 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 20%. The final exam counts 40%.
The homework, taken together, counts 20%. At the end of the term I will
drop
your lowest 20%. 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 Monday, January 26) Chapter 1, page 7,
exercises 1, 2, 5. For extra credit, do the "exploration" on page 8.