MAT 211 
Introduction to Linear Algebra 
Section 1, Spring 2004 
MW 2:20--3:40 pm 
Physics P-113 

Prof. Michael Anderson
Office hours: Tu, Th, F: 1-2pm, Math Tower 4-113.

  • FINAL EXAM The Final Exam is on Wednesday, May 19, 2:00-4:30pm, in Old Engineering 143. The material covers the full semester on the topics we covered in Chapters 1 through 5 of the text. There will be about 10 problems on the exam. Calculators are not allowed, or needed.

  • MIDTERM II The second Midterm is on Wednesday, April 14, in Class. The exam covers Chapters 3 and 4 of the text, and will be similar in format to the first Midterm. The exam lasts 80 minutes. No calculators allowed on the exam.

  • MIDTERM I The first Midterm will be held on March 10, in Class. The exam covers all topics we covered in Chapters 1 and 2 of the text, and will consist of 5-7 problems. The exam lasts 80 minutes. No calculators are allowed on the exam.

  • Homework The online HW has been dropped, due to the reasons discussed in class. So from now on (March 8), you only need to do "paper" HW. We will keep the online HW active, with new problems to do. You can use this resource for practice, and it will also serve as giving an undetermined amount of extra credit.
    The grade distribution has been changed correspondingly. See below.

      Paper homework: a set of problems from the text is assigned for each week, and must be turned in on the assigned due date (usually Wednesday), in class.

    • Online work:This is now optional, and you can use it for practice, enhancing your skills.
      Here is the link: 
    • It is often a good idea to work together with others in the class. However, since homework earns credit, it is understood that everyone submitting particular problems has solved them individually. 

      Remember: trying to learn the material just before the exam rarely produces good results in any math course! 

      Grading: This course will entail two in-class mid-term exams and a final. By enrolling in the course, it is understood that you are making a firm commitment to be in attendance on the dates of these exams. Your course grade will be based on your exam scores, paper homework, and web homework, weighted as follows:
      Paper Homework 20%
      Midterm #1 20%
      Midterm #2 20%
      Final exam 40%

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