SUNY at Stony Brook

**Textbook:**
*Linear Algebra, *4th edition, by Stephen Friedberg, Arnold Insel
and Lawrence Spence, Prentice Hall, 2003. Amazon orders FAQ.

**Prerequisite: ** In order to take this course, you must have
passed MAT 211 (Introduction to Linear Algebra) or 305 (Calculus IV) or
308 (Differential Equations with Linear Algebra)
or AMS 210 (Applied Linear Algebra); you must have passed MAT 200
(Logic, Language, and Proof) or have permission of the instructor.

**Instructor:** Mark Andrea De Cataldo, Math Tower 5-108, Office
Hours:
TuTh 11:30am-1:00pm, Email: mark.decataldo AT stonybrook.edu

**Recitation Instructors:** **Cristian Minoccheri**, Math
Tower 2-115, Office Hours: in his office Th 5-6pm and in the MLC, Tu
5-6pm and We 10-11am, Email:
cmin AT math.stonybrook.edu;
** Hang Yuan**, Math Tower S-240A (MLC), Office Hours: MLC Monday
1pm-2:30pm & Wednesday 4pm-4:30pm; also in office Wednesday
4:30pm-5:30pm.
Email:
hang.yuan AT stonybrook.edu.

**Class schedule:** TuTh 1-2:20pm, Earth&Space 131

**Recitation schedule:** 01 Minoccheri) Tu 4:00-4:53pm, Heavy
Engineering 201 (changed from Library W4530);
02 Hang) M 10:00-10:53am, Library W4525

**Homework:** Homework is a fundamental part of this course and
will account for 25% of
the total grade. Each homework consists of ten problems and is worth 25
points. When we assign the final grade, we count only the ten best
scores. (We can only assign so much homework: you should try most of
the other un-assigned problems on your own and feel free to discuss
them
with us). You
will have to work hard on the assigned problems in order to
succeed.
Assignments will be posted on the course website on Wednesdays, and
will be due on Wednesday of the following week at 8pm. A
box or envelope will be placed outside the office of your recitation
instructor, where you may turn in your homework before the deadline.
Graded homework will
be returned during recitation,
the following weeek.
Late homework will not be accepted.

**Syllabus (subject to change)**: (students will read 1.1 on
their own), **1.2, 1.3**, 1.4, **1.5, 1.6**;
2.1, 2.2, **2.3, 2.4**, 2.5, **2.6;
3.1**, 3.2, 3.3, **3.4;
4.1**, 4.2, **4.3, 4.4**;
4.5, 5.1, **5.2**;
5.4, 7.1, **7.2, 7.3**.

**Midterm I (Th 10/6, in class)** - Covers all material in
sections 1.1-2.2, except: section 1.7, and Lagrange interpolation
(end of section 1.6). There will be 6 problems. Some have multiple
parts. They resemble actual problems/proofs/examples in the book. They
will be graded using partial credit. Here is the first page of the test with some
instructions. Arrive at least 5 minutes early: test starts at 1pm sharp
and ends at 2:20pm. Once you are given the test, do not look at it
until you are told to start working on the test. We cannot provide
extra time
for late arrivals. The graded exams will be
graded on Tuesday and Wednesday October 11 and 12 and they will be
returned
the week after that during recitation. Grades will be posted on
blackboard as soon as possible after the grading is completed. The
tentative curve for
midterm I is: 175
<=A range;
140<=B range <175 ; 110 <= C range <140; 90<= D <
110 range; F range < 90. The
exam with solutions will be
posted here..

**Exams:** There will be two in-class midterms as well as a
final, each respectively accounting for 20%, 20%, and 35% of the total
grade (homework is 25%). The final exam will
take place on Monday, Dec. 19, 5:30pm-8:00pm, and the two in-class
midterms will occur on Th, October 6 and Th, Nov 3. Make sure to
resolve any conflict the first week of class. There will be no make-up
exams.

**FINAL: Monday, Dec. 19,
5:30pm-8:00pm, in-class.** It covers
all the material covered during
the
semester: see the syllabus above. More precisely: all material
in
sections 1.1-2.2, except: section 1.7, and Lagrange interpolation
(end of section 1.6); all material in
sections 2.3-3.3, except section 2.7 (no ``Application" at the end of
sections 2.3 and 3.3); all material in 3.4-5.4 (in 5.2 no differential
equations and no direct sums; no 5.3; in 5.4: only up to the Corollary
to Cayley-Hamilton for matrices (included)); 7.1-7.3. Office hourse
will have the usual schedule the week
before the final. There will be no office hourse the day of the final.
There will be a review session for each section: Yuan: Th 12/15/16, MAT
P-131, 2pm-4pm;
Minoccheri: Fr 12/16/16, Physics, P-116, 2pm-4pm.
The final test has 10 questions. Do the last one last. To get an idea
of the length do the
following 10 sample problems: 1.3: 8.c; 1.6: 9; 2.5: 5; 2.6: 5; 3.4:
2.h; 4.5: 18; 5.1: 4.c; 5.2: 3.c; 5.4: 6.a; 7.1: 2.c.

The curve for the
final: A: 290/350 or more; C: 180 or more. There is no
tentative curve for the final, since the curve for the final letter
grade appears below.

**Grades:** Here is the curve for the final LETTER grade : A (830 or more); A- (790-830) ; B+ (765-790) ;
B (715-765) ; B- (675-715); C+ (625-675) ; C (550-625) ; C- (510-550) ;
D+ (480-510) ; D (450-480) ; F (450 or less). Please read about grades.

**Help:** The **Math
Learning
Center** (MLC) is located in Math Tower S-240A, and offers free
help
to any student requesting it. It also provides a locale for students
wishing
to form study groups. The MLC is open 10am-7pm Monday through
Wednesday,
10am-6pm Thursday and 10am-2pm on Friday. A list of graduate students
available for hire as private tutors is maintained by the Undergraduate
Mathematics Office, Math Tower P-143.

**Some ``hand-outs":** Some symbols
to know well. Solutions to problems in
section
1.1.