Linear Algebra
Fall 2012 - The Humke Version
- Text: Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction, 2^{nd} Edition by David Poole
- TGWSUF: Paul Humke Office: RMS 409 ext. 3410
- Hotline: 507-301-8475 (Home -- 645-6440)
- Office Hours: Th 9:30-10:30, MWThF 1:00-2:00 and most late afternoons (tentative)
- Sections to cover
- Course Goals
- Basic Grading Scale for all exams, quizzes and projects. This can vary some depending on the item, but is the guideline I use.
- Mathematica Worksheets
We'll have a number of Mathematica assignments as we go along. Mathematica is a computer algebra computer program which helps with the computations and also with visualization. We'll use this to make a movie or two during the term; Oscar stuff it is not, but it can be pretty fun. Some things to do:
- Load Mathematica onto your laptop. Go HERE first and scroll down to "Mathematica Student Installation" and follow the directions. This works pretty smoothly. but if you're having trouble see the folks at IT or me.
- Check out this Mathematica TED Talk.
- Homework
-100 pts.-
Weekly assignments will be posted on the Moodle Server and are due the Monday after being assigned.
Working together to solve the problems is absolutely fine, but you must write
up your own solutions.
- Midterms and Quizes
-Hundreds of Points-
There will be 2 absolutely superb midterm exams!
each worth 100pts and several announced quizes worth between 25 and 50 points each.
- Final -200 pts.-
This mighty excellent final, celebrated on:
- Section A Monday, December 17, 2:00-4:00 p.m
- Section B Tuesday, December 18, 9:00-11:00 a.m
will be comprehensive.
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