Instructor: Martha Wallace: OMH 103, x3408
Please Fill This Out By Noon on Sunday, September 9 
Text: Lay, Linear Algebra and its Applications, 3rd
Edition or 3rd
Edition, Updated.
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Disability Policy:
If you have a cognitive, physical or social/emotional disability needing academic accommodations please contact me within the first two weeks 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. Students with a disability who do not have an accommodation letter to present to me must also contact Ruth Bolstad (bolstadr@stolaf.edu ) or Connie Ford (ford@stolaf.edu) in Student Disability Services in the Academic Support Center (x3288) located in the back of the Modular Village.
Grading:
The grade you will earn in this
course is determined by both your effort and your achievement.
The grading policy adheres to the college policy, in which levels of A,
B, and C grades correspond respectively to superior, good, and adequate
achievement. See the end of this document for College Grade
Benchmark Achievement Levels. Points allotted to various course
activities and grade earned by percent achievement are summarized here:



Components:  Points:  Total Per Cent Earned 
Minimum Grade  
Homework, Labs and Quizzes  100150  90%  A  
Tests  300  80%  B  
Final  150  65%  C  
Below 65% 
D or F, depending on evident
effort and commitment 

Total Possible 
550600 points  Grade will be reduced one letter if fewer than 90% of Moodle Quizzes assignments are completed adequately. 
Tentative Timeline. This is only a general guideline. Go to Class Moodle Page for updated syllabus, specific assignments
Date  Text  Topic  Date  Text  Topic  
9/05  1.11.2  What is Linear Algebra? Systems of Linear Equations  10/31  4.24.3  Row, Col Spaces, Bases  
9/07 
1.3  Vector and Matrix Equations Lab 1: Maple Intro. 
11/02  4.44.5  Linearly Independent Sets, Bases  
9/10  1.11.3  Vector & Matrix Equations  11/05  4.5, 4.6  Dimension, Rank  
9/12  1.4  Solutions of Linear Systems  11/07  4.6, 4.9  Rank, Markov Chains  
9/14  1.5  Solutions of Linear Systems  11/09  4.9, 5.1  Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors  




9/17  1.11.5  Review  11/12  5.2  Review  
9/19  1.61.7  Applications of Linear Systems Linear Independence  11/14  TEST II  
9/21  1.7  Linear Independence Linear Transformations  11/16  5.2  Characteristic Equation  







*9/24  Lab 2: Graphing Systems  11/19  5.3  Diagonalization  
9/26  1.8  Linear Transformation Matrix  11/21  Thanksgiving  
9/28  1.8  Quiz Linear Transformation Matrix, continued 
11/23  Thanksgiving  







10/01  1.9  Onetoone and onto 
11/26  5.4  Eigenvectors and L. Transformations  
10/03  1.9  Onetoone and onto  11/28  5.4  Eigenvectors and L. Transformations, the Spotted Owl revisited  
10/05  Owl Investigation 2  11/30  Topics in Chapters 6 and 7  





10/08  1.10, 2.1  Applications, Matrix Algebra  12/01  Topics in Chapters 6 and 7  
10/10  2.1  Matrix Algebra  12/03  Review  
10/12  
Test I  12/05 

TEST III  
10/15  
Fall Break  12/08  Course Review  
10/17  2.2  Invertible Matrices,  12/10  Course Review 

10/19  2.3  IMT Theorem  12/12  
Reading Day  







10/22  
Lab 4: Movies with Maple Transformations, Determinants  
10/24  3.1, 3.2  Determinants  
10/26  3.13.2  Vector Spaces , Null and Column Spaces  




10/29  4.14.2  Vector Spaces, Null and Column Spaces 
Grade Level  Characteristics  Ability 
Superior Achievement (A level): 
The grade of A recognizes
exceptional performance
and achievement that
exceeds course expectations and consistently demonstrates, where
applicable, many of the following characteristics:

Students who receive the
grade of A consistently demonstrate,
where applicable, the ability to:

Good
Achievement (B level): 
The grade of B recognizes work that meets course expectations and typically demonstrates, where applicable, many of the following characteristics:

Students who receive the grade of B typically demonstrate, where applicable, the ability to:

Adequate Achievement (C level): 
The grade of C recognizes work that is sufficient to prepare for continued study in the field and generally demonstrates, where applicable, some of the following characteristics:

Students who receive the grade of C generally demonstrate, where applicable, some ability to:

Limited
Achievement (D level): 
The grade of D indicates a lack of readiness to continue in the field. Students’ work usually demonstrates, where applicable, some of the following characteristics:


Inadequate
Achievement (F): 
The grade of F indicates that course work is insufficient to merit academic credit. Students who receive an F usually demonstrate some of the following characteristics:
