·Course Info

MAT 211 Introduction to Linear Algebra

  • Course description (from the undergraduate bulletin): Introduction to the theory of linear algebra with some applications; vectors, vector spaces, bases and dimension, applicatioms to geometry, linear transformations and rank, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, determinants and inner products. May not be taken for credit in addition to AMS 210.
  • Prerequisite: C or higher in AMS 151 or MAT 131 or 141, or co-registration in MAT 126, or level 7 on the mathematics placement examination.
  • Credits: 3
  • Class meetings: Monday and Wednesday, 9:10- 10:30, Physics 117.

  • Instructor: Olga Plamenevskaya.
    • e-mail: olga@math.sunysb.edu
    • Office: 3-107 in Math Tower
    • Office hours: Mo 12:45-3:45pm in P-143 Math Tower

  • Grader:Yu-Tin Huang
    • e-mail: yuhhuang@ic.sunysb.edu
    • Office: 6-117 in Math Tower
    • Office hours: 4:00-5:00pm (in 6-117)

  • Textbook:  Otto Bretscher,  Linear Algebra with Applications, 4rd Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall. (ISBN 978-0-13-600926-9).
  • Homework is a compulsory part of the course. Homework assignments are due each week at at the beginning of the Wednesday's class. Under no circumstances will late homework be accepted.
  • Exams: two Midterms and Final exam.
  • Make-up policy: Make-up examinations are given only for work missed due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the student's control.
  • Grading system: The final grade is the weighted average according the following: homework 15%, Midterm I 25%, Midterm II 25%, Final 35%.
  • Schedule (tentative)
  • Math Learning Center, located in the Math Tower S-Level, S-240A may be a useful source of help if you have difficulties with your homework.
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