Instructor: Martha Wallace: OMH 103, x3408
Please Fill This Out By Noon on Sunday, September 11 
Text: Lay, Linear Algebra and its Applications, 3rd
Edition
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Grading Policy:



Components:  Points:  Total Per Cent  Minimum Grade  
Homework, Labs and Quizzes  100150  90%  A  
Tests  300  80%  B  
Final  150  65%  C  
Total Possible 
550600 points  Grade will be reduced one letter if fewer than 90% of MapleTA assignments are completed adequately. 
Homework Policy:
With few exceptions, you will have two assignments due each day, both listed on the class Moodle page (login with your stolaf email name and password at http://moodle.stolaf.edu/).
A reading/MapleTA assignment covering the material to be discussed during that class period. For each reading assignment, you are to read the section carefully, identifying the main concepts and questions you may have. Then you will complete a short MapleTA question set to help you identify what you understand and where you may need additional explication. Your reading assignment is a very important part of the your work in this class, and the MapleTA question sets are required work. You must complete each MapleTA (on the web) no later than 6 a.m. of the following class day. MapleTA assignments are graded only on completion, not on correctness. You must complete at least 90% of the MapleTA sets, or your course grade will be lowered by one letter grade.
A writing assignment based on the material discussed in the previous class as well as often some preview problems from the next sections and possibly some review problems from previous sections. This assignment should be done in draft form by the next class day to allow for a small amount of explication in class. The final form of each assignment is due on the second class day after it is assigned. You are encouraged to work with other class members to do your homework assignments, and may if you wish, submit one paper for two people. (If you do this, be sure to put the names of both contributors on the paper and take turns writing the final draft so that you both get your writing critiqued.) The writing assighments will be corrected and the grades will count toward your final grade in the course.
No late homework will be accepted, but 3 lowest homework scores will be dropped when computing homework average.
Computer Labs:
During the semester, we will have 68 computer labs (see the Tentative
Syllabus for the current lab schedule) and some computer compontents of
other assighments. These labs use the computer algebra system Maple
10 . This program is available on the computers in SC 175 and OMH
108. Some
of the tests may have a takehome portion on which you will be expected
to
use Maple. (If you want Maple on your own computer, check the
class Moodle page for
information on purchasing a student edition.)
Disability Policy:
If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs. Additionally, you will need to register with Student Disability Services located at the Academic Support Center in Room 1 of the Old Main Annex. All such discussions will be confidential.
Tentative Syllabus. Go to Moodle for current and past assignments
Date  Text  Topic  Date  Text  Topic  
9/09  1.11.2  What is Linear Algebra? Systems of Linear Equations  






9/12  1.3  Vector and Matrix Equations Lab 1: Maple Intro. 
10/31  4.14.2  Vector Spaces, Null and Column Spaces  
9/14  1.11.3  Vector & Matrix Equations  11/02  4.24.3  Row, Col Spaces, Bases  
9/16  1.4  Solutions of Linear Systems  11/04  4.44.5  Linearly Independent Sets, Bases  







9/19  1.5  Solutions of Linear Systems  11/07  4.5, 4.6  Dimension, Rank  
9/21  1.11.5  Review  11/09  4.6, 4.9  Rank, Markov Chains  
9/23  1.61.7  Applications of Linear Systems Linear Independence  11/11  4.9, 5.1  Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors  







9/26  1.7  Linear Independence Linear Transformations  11/14  Review  
9/28  Lab 2: Graphing Systems  11/16  TEST II  
9/30  1.8  Linear Transformation Matrix  11/18  5.2  Characteristic Equation  







10/03  1.8  Quiz Linear Transformation Matrix, continued 
11/21  5.3  Diagonalization  
10/05  1.9  Onetoone and onto 
11/23  Thanksgiving  
10/07  1.9  Onetoone and onto  11/25  Thanksgiving  






10/10  Owl Investigation 2  11/28  5.4  Eigenvectors and L. Transformations  
10/12  1.10, 2.1  Applications, Matrix Algebra  11/30  5.4  Eigenvectors and L. Transformations, the Spotted Owl revisited  
10/14  
Test I  12/02  Topics in Chapters 6 and 7  







10/17  
Fall Break  12/05  Topics in Chapters 6 and 7  
10/19  2.1  Matrix Algebra  12/07  Topics in Chapters 6 and 7  
10/21  2.2, 2.3  Invertible Matrices, IMT Theorem  12/09  
TEST III  







10/24  
Lab 4: Movies with Maple Transformations, Determinants  12/12  
Review  
10/26  3.1, 3.2  Determinants  12/14  
Reading Day  
10/28  3.13.2  Vector Spaces , Null and Column Spaces  





12/19  Final Exam: 9:0011:00  
10/31  4.14.2  Vector Spaces, Null and Column Spaces 