MWF 8:00-8:50 (Roop Hall 212), Th 8:00-9:15
a.m. (Burruss Hall 0139)
MWF 9:05-9:55 (Roop Hall 212), Th 9:30-10:45
a.m. (Burruss Hall 0139)
strawbem "at" jmu.edu
Course Web Page:
M 2:45-3:45 p.m., TW1:00-2:00 p.m., F 10:00-11:00 a. m. Roop 116
This course covers matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations and eigenvalues and eigenvectors. It is also an introduction to ordinary differential equations covering separable, exact, and linear differential equations as well as systems of such equations.
Prerequisite: MATH 236
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.
by Peterson and Sochacki (ISBN 0-201-66212-4),
Participation and Attendance:
will not be recorded but lecture and discussion attendance and participation are both expected and highly recommended. Quizzes will be given at the beginning of class on Mondays and Thursdays.
grade is based on the top 10 of 11 Monday quizzes, the top 10 of 11 Thursday quizzes, the top 2 of 3 Midterms, and a
Monday Quizzes 12.5%
Thursday Quizzes 12.5%
Top Midterm 1 25%
Top Midterm 2 25%
The midterms will not be cumulative in the strict sense of the
word. However, it will be necessary to know previous
material. The dates and times of the Midterms are
listed in at http://educ.jmu.edu/strawbem/Syllabus_math_238_F13.html
Roughly, Midterm 1 will cover Chapter 1, Midterm 2 will cover 1.6 and Chapter 2, Midterm 3 will cover Chapter 3 and 4.
The Final will be cumulative and cover Chapters 1-6.
The date, time, and place of the Final is fixed by the Registrar's Office
Suggested problems will
be posted per sectionn. The quizzes on Mondays and Thursdays will cover both lecture and these suggested problems from the appropriate section(s).
The list of problems can be found at http://educ.jmu.edu/~strawbem/Suggested_math_238.html
are closed book and close notes. No calculators or electronic
devices are allowed. Cell phones may not be used as calculators
Policies for Missed Exams or Quizzes:
It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor
to the exam/quiz date if there is a conflict. Because the lowest scores are dropped there will be NO late exams/quizzes allowed. If a
student misses a quiz or midterm for any reason, then that quiz or exam with be taken as the grade to be dropped.
cannot be missed.
make certain that all cell phones and pagers are TURNED OFF before
lecture begins. Cell phones and pagers are disruptive to the
Disability Accommodations (taken exactly from the JMU webpage):
JMU abides by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, which mandate reasonable accommodations be provided for students with documented disabilities. If you have not already done so, you will need to register with the Office of Disability Services, the designated office on campus to provide services for students with disabilities. The office is located in Wilson Hall, Room 107 and you may call (540) 568-6705 for more information.
If you have a disability and may require some type of instructional and/or examination accommodations, please contact your instructor early in the semester so that he/she can provide or facilitate provision of accommodations you may need.
Religious Accommodations (taken exactly from the JMU webpage):
All faculty are required to give reasonable and appropriate accommodations to students requesting them on grounds of religious observation. The faculty member determines what accommodations are appropriate for his/her course. Students should notify the faculty by no later than the end of the Drop-Add period the first week of the semester of potential scheduled absences and determine with the instructor if mutually acceptable alternative methods exist for completing the missed classroom time, lab or activity. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (540) 568-6991 if you have additional questions.
James Madison University is primarily a self-contained campus with a large number of residential students requiring a variety of support services, regardless of inclement weather conditions or emergency situations. For the safety and well-being of its students and employees, the university may close or limit its services based on inclement weather or other emergencies. Refer to the following sources for information on closings or delays:
JMU Weather Line: (540) 433-5300
JMU radio station 1610AM
JMU's home page (www.jmu.edu
Area radio and television stations
JMU Office of Public Safety, who in turn is responsible for announcements on Emergency Notification System
or additional information, refer to http://www.jmu.edu/JMUpolicy/1309.shtml
Obligatory Statement About Academic
All work in this course must be of your own
original composition. Students may work in groups on homeworks but each student must turn in their own homework set (not a copy of "group work").
Unethical behavior during exams, such as unauthorized crib notes,
looking at a neighbors exam, or communication during an exam (verbal,
written, electronic, or otherwise) will not be tolerated.
Additional Information: http://www.jmu.edu/syllabus