Dr. Sadun's M340L Linear Algebra, Spring 2003
Unique number: 56150
Lecture Meeting time and place: MWF 10-11, Taylor
Web page: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/S03/M340L
Sadun, RLM 9.114, x1-7121
Office hours: Tentatively Tu-Th 9:30-10:30. I generally
keep an open door and welcome visitors at other times, too.
TA Office hours: TBA
Textbook: Linear Algebra and its Applications, by
David Lay (3rd edition -- NOT 2nd edition as previously indicated)
Prerequisites: M408D or equivalent with a grade of
at least C, or permission of instructor.
Syllabus: Chapters 1-6.
Attendance: Attendance and participation in
class is mandatory.
Homework: There will be weekly problem sets, listed
These will be due on Wednesdays, except for exam weeks.
Exams: There will be three in-class midterm exams,
tentatively scheduled for February 12, March 7 and April 7, plus a final
exam. 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 assignments, taken together, count 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 have typically given more B's than C's, more
C's than A's, and more A's than D's or F's.
Honor system: There will be a vote on the first
day of class on whether to govern the class by the honor system.
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