Math 322 (Section 005): Matrix algebra and its applications (3 credits), Spring 2007

Instructor: Edwin O'Shea


Basic Information

  • Lecture : White Hall classroom building (CB) 345 TuesThurs 9:30 - 10:45
  • Textbook : Linear Algebra and its Applications (3rd edition) by David C. Lay.
  • Topics to be covered : We will cover most of Chapters 1-6 in the text book. Time permitting, we may possibly cover some of Chapter 7. In addition, the text may be supplemented with material handed out in class. See tentative schedule below.
  • Grading scheme : The letter grade will be determined according to the standard scheme: A is 90-100%, B is 80-89%, C is 70-79%, D is 60-69% and E is 0-59%. At the instructor's discretion, the lower bound of each grade may be lowered but not raised. See below for a detailed breakup of how grades are distributed.

    Homework, Attendance, Quizzes and Exams

  • Homework and Quizzes (25% of overall grade):
  • Attendance and participation in class: Your attendance will not be officially recorded but if you are on the border between two grades your attendance and participation may be taken into account.
  • Exams (75% of overall grade): There will be two midterms and a final exam. Midterm I (II) will roughly cover Chapters 1 & 2 (3 & 4)

    Tentative Schedule

    Some Additional Comments