Spring 2018, MWF 10-10:50 AM or 11-10:50 AM

Krieger 205

This course is about Linear Algebra.

* Linear Algebra with Applications, Fifth Edition,* Otto Bretscher. ISBN: 978-0321796943

Your grade for this course will be calculated as the weighted average of your grades on the weekly homework assignments (15%, lowest HW grade dropped), weekly quizes (5%, lowest quiz dropped), a pair of midterms (20% each), and a final exam (40%).

There will be three exams in this course. Two *in class* midterms:

and a *comprehensive* final exam:

All exams will occur in Kreiger 205. ** Please bring your ID to all exams. ** Exams must be completed in blue or black pen. The use of textbooks, notes, and calculators will not be permitted.

No make-up exams will be offered in this course. If you have to miss an exam for a documented, legitimate reason, then your final grade will be calculated using your other exam grades.

Graded exams will be returned in section. When you receive a graded exam, please take the time to review the grading and scoring to confirm that no errors have been made. Do this before you leave the classroom. If you take your exam out of the room, it will be assumed that you accept the grade, and under no circumstances will the grade be changed. If you need additional time, please return your exam to your TA and schedule a time to continue your review.

Lecture 1, Solving Systems of Linear Equations (Part I)

Lecture 2, Solving Systems of Linear Equations (Part II)

Lecture 3, The Reduced Row-Echelon Form

Lecture 4, Vectors, Matrices and Linear Transformations

Lecture 5, Examples of Linear Transformations from Geometry

Lecture 6, Dot Products and Orthogonal Projections (Suggested reading: pg. 61-66 in 2.2.)

Lecture 7, Matrix Multiplication (Suggested reading: pg. 75-81 in 2.3.)

Lecture 8, Invertible Matrices (Suggested reading: pg. 88-95 in 2.4)

Lecture 9, Solving Ax = b (Suggested reading: Section 3.1)

Lecture 10, Subspaces of R^n. (Suggested reading: Section 3.2)

Lecture 11, Bases and Dimension (Suggested reading: Section 3.2 p. 128-30; Section 3.3)

Lecture 12, The Rank-Nullity Theorem (Suggested reading: Section 3.3)

Homework accounts for 15% of the grade for this course. It will be assigned weekly, and your homework grade will be the average of your weekly assignments. ** Homework is due at the beginning of class on its posted due date. ** Most weeks, assignments will be posted on Friday and will be due on the following Friday. Homework must be written legibly and stapled when necessary. No late homework will be accepted.

You are encouraged to talk to your classmates about the material covered in class and collaborate on homework. However any assignment you pass in must be primarily your own work. To avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism, please write up your assignments alone and independently. If you've worked on a problem with another student, please acknowledge that collaboration in your write up (of that problem).

Homework assignments will appear weekly - posted to the following table.

Week 1 | Please read sections 1.1,1.2, and 1.3 | |
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Week 2 |
1.1: 12,14,16,43; 1.2: 6, 10, 12; 1.2: 30,48, 50; 1.3: 1, 22. |
Solutions |

Week 3 |
1.3: 16,18,19,35,36; 2.1: 6, 24, 26,42; 2.2: 2, 6, 7, 16, 32, 36. |
Solutions |

Week 4 |
2.3: 7, 8 (you may alternatively do 2.1: problem 13), 29, 30, 38; 2.4: 1, 6, 8, 14, 28; 3.1: 6, 15, 24, 34 (Hint: use projection), 42. |
Due Friday, 2/22 |

Remember to show show both your work and your reasoning on your homework solutions. The DUS Rich Brown has written a wonderful note on homework presentation which you can find here.

The goal of the section meetings is to help you bring the theory presented in the lectures into practice. Please come with questions! Graded homework will be passed back during section meetings so it is important that you attend only the section assigned to you.

Meeting Times | Location | Instructor | Email: < >@jhu.edu | |
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Section 1 | Tuesdays 3:00-3:50 | Shaffer 100 | Benjamin Dees | bdees1 |

Section 2 | Tuesdays 4:30-5:20 | Hodson 211 | Patrick Kennedy | pkenne16 |

Section 3 | Thursdays 1:30- 2:20 | Hodson 316 | Patrick Kennedy | pkenne16 |

Section 5 | Tuesdays 1:30-2:20 | Hodson 316 | Jeff Marino | jmarino9 |

Section 6 | Tuesdays 3-3:50 | Maryland 309 | Jeff Marino | jmarino9 |

Section 7 | Thursdays 3:00-3:50 | Hodson 203 | Xiangze Zeng | xzeng12 |

Section 8 | Thursdays 4:30- 5:20 | Hodson 211 | Xiangze Zeng | xzeng12 |

During each section meeting you be given a short quiz. These quizzes account for 5% of your grade.

In addition to the sections each of the TA's and myself will hold weekly office hour.

My office hours are:TA office hours:

Marino: Thursdays 12-1 in Krieger 200. Help room Wednesday 11-1.

Kennedy: Wednesdays 5-7 in Krieger 207.

Dees: Thursdays 3-4 PM in Krieger 201. Help room hours are 11-1 on Mondays

Zeng: Thursdays 11am-1pm in Krieger 213.

- Math Help Room. Located in 213 Kreiger Hall -- check link for schedule. Offers additional help from math graduate students.
- PILOT Learning. A peer-lead team learning program.
- The Learning Den. Free tutoring offered by the university.

Students with documented disabilities or other special needs who require accommodation must register with Student Disability Services. After that, remind the instructor of the specific needs at least two weeks prior to each exam; the instructor must be provided with the official letter stating all the needs from Student Disability Services.

There may be a student in this class who requires the services of a note taker. This is an opportunity to share notes through the Student Disability Services Office. If you are interested in performing this service, please register as a notetaker with Student Disability Services via the following URL: https://york.accessiblelearning.com/JHU/"Undergraduate students enrolled in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences or the Whiting School of Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University assume a duty to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher learning. Students are obliged to refrain from acts which they know, or under circumstances have reason to know, violate the academic integrity of the University. [The JHU Code of Ethics]"

Ethical violations include cheating on exams, plagiarism, reuse of assignments, improper use of the Internet and electronic devices, unauthorized collaboration, alteration of graded assignments, forgery and falsification, lying, facilitating academic dishonesty, and unfair competition.

Report any violations you witness to the instructor. If a student is found responsible through the Office of Student Conduct for academic dishonesty on a graded item in this course, the student will receive a score of zero for that assignment, and the final grade for the course will be further reduced by one letter grade.