SUNY at Stony Brook MAT 310: Linear Algebra
Fall 2012

TextLinear Algebra -- 4'th edition -- by Stephen Friedberg, Arnold Insel and Lawrence Spence

Instructors: select Schedule and Instructors link to your left.

Homeworks. Many students find it helpful to read the corresponding sections of the text before attending each lecture.

Problem sets will be assigned weekly; check this webpage for the assigments. Each homework set is due during your recitation class of the following week (unless otherwises stipulated). Note that the solutions to some of the problems appear in the back of the text book. You should nonetheless try and solve these problems without recourse to the answer key, and should write the problem up carefully in your own words even if you have consulted the book for the final answer: always show your work.

It is OK to discuss homework problems with other students. However, each student must write up the homework individually in his/her own words, rather than merely copying someone else's.


  • Makeup examinations. There is no makeup exam policy in this course. I will drop the score for the work missed due to unforseeable circumstances beyond the student's control. This does NOT include schedule conflicts. If you have a schedule conflict.

  • Grades. Grades will be based on the following scheme: Homework-20%,
    Midterm I-25%,Midterm II-25%, Final Exam-30%.


  • A very useful resource is the Math Learning Center (MLC) located in room S240-A of the mathematics building basement. The Math Learning Center is open M,Tu,Wed from 10:00am to 9:00pm, on Thur from 10:00am to 6:00pm, and on Fri from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

  • Another useful resource are your course instructor and recitation teacher, whose office hours are listed above.

Information for students with disabilities
If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services at (631) 632-6748 or They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.

Students who require assistance during emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information go to the following website: