M346, Applied Linear Algebra

**Unique number**: 55545
**Meeting time and plac**e: 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 hour**s: 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