M340L, Matrices and Matrix Computations
Unique number: 57850
Meeting time and place: TuTh 9:30-11, Wel 2.246.
Professor: Lorenzo Sadun, RLM 9.114, x1-7121
Office hours: Tu 11-12, W10-11. I generally keep an open
door and welcome
visitors at all times.
TA: Joseph Hunt, RLM 11.126, 232-6425
Office hours: MTuW 12:15-1:45
Textbook: Linear Algebra and its Applications, 3rd
edition, by David Lay. The text of the 3rd edition is
almost identical to the text of the 2nd edition. However, the problems have
been completely scrambled, which makes doing homework out of the old edition
Syllabus: The entire text, with occasional skipped
sections. You can find an online day-by-day schedule
Homework: There will be weekly problem sets, due in
class on Thursday.
Exams: There will be two in-class midterm exams, on
February 18 and April 8, plus a final exam on May 13, 9-12.
These exams will all
be closed book. However, each student will be allowed to bring a single
``crib sheet'' (2-sided) to each midterm, and 2 crib sheets to the
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, but I promise that the cutoffs will
be no tougher than 90/80/70/60. (In most semesters, they are significantly
easier than that.)
Disabilities: The University of Texas at Austin provides
appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with
For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at