Classes: TuTh, 9:30-11, Wel 2.246
Professor: Lorenzo Sadun Office: RLM 9.114 Office Hours: Tu 11-12, W 10-11
Phone: 471-7121 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TA: Joe Hunt Office: RLM 11.126 Office Hours: MTW 12:15 - 1:45
Phone: 232-6425 Email: email@example.com
Text: Linear Algebra and its Applications, 3rd edition, by David Lay. We will attempt to cover the whole book, with occasional sections skipped. The text of the 3rd edition is almost identical to the text of the 2nd edition. However, the problems have been completely scrambled. If you have the 2nd edition, you'll have a lot of trouble keeping up with the homework.
*Handouts and Other Course Information
First Day Handout Course Schedule Homework
Here are several practice exams, as well as our actual midterms and solutions (after the test dates!). I strongly recommend that you work each old exam without looking at the solutions, and then look at the solutions when you're done. The 1993 and 1995 classes were taught from another book, before we adopted Lay. The 2003 class used a prior edition of Lay, and the syllabus was almost identical to ours.
First midterm from 1993, without solutions
First midterm from 1995, and solutions. Note: solutions don't include the questions.
First midterm from 2003, both with and without solutions
Actual Spring 2010 first midterm, both with and without solutions
Second midterm from 1995, both with and without solutions
Second midterm from 2003, both with and without solutions
Third midterm from 2003, both with and without solutions
Actual Spring 2010 second midterm, both with and without solutions
Practice final from 2003, both with and without solutionsHere are two older practice finals, but don't put too much stock in them. They are from a long time ago, when we used a different book. You'll notice that the exams don't even distinguish between rows and columns as elements of Rn! Frankly, I don't think that the 1995 exam was very good.
Practice final from 1995, both with and without solutions
Practice final from another instructor in 1994, only available without solutions
Actual Spring 2010 final, both with and without solutions