M346, Applied Linear Algebra


  • Unique number: 55545
  • Meeting time and place: Tu-Th 11-12:30,  RLM 5.126.
  • Web page: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/F00/M346
  • Professor: Lorenzo Sadun, RLM 9.114, x1-7121
  • email: sadun@math.utexas.edu
  • Office hours: Tu-Th 8:15-9:15, W 9-10. These office hours are shared with my M403K students.  In addition, I'll have a M346-only office hour over pizza (on me) every week or two, time and day TBA.  Finally, I generally keep an open door and welcome visitors.
  • Textbook: Applied Linear Algebra, by Lorenzo Sadun
  • 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 on Tuesday.
  • Exams: There will be two in-class midterm exams, on September 21 and November 2, plus a final exam on December 13.  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 25%. The final exam counts 50%. The homework, taken together, counts 25%. At the end of the term I will drop your lowest 25%. 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: Chapter 1, exercises 1-7

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