Math 215              Introduction to Linear Algebra           Fall, 2002

Lecture: 3 credit   2:00-3:15 pm MW             Classroom:HYH 113

Lecturer: Joon Hyuk Kang

Office:  HYH 128                                            Office phone number: 471-6144

Office hour:

Office hour:

The purpose of the office hours is to give students an opportunity to ask questions about the material covered in the text and in the lectures. Students are expected to make a serious effort to read the text material and to review the lectures before coming with questions to the office hour.  Please, come with specific well-prepared questions.

Textbook: Seymour Lipschutz, Schaum’s outline of theory and problems of beginning Linear Algebra, Second Edition, McGraw-Hill Company

Course Description and Objectives:

This course is a study of modern elementary introduction to linear algebra, which will be found useful to all individuals regardless of their fields of specialization. This course will deal with vectors, matrices, determinants, and eigenvalues, with emphasis on applications.

Attendances:

1.      Attendance at each class meeting is required.

2.      Work (homework, test, etc) not handed in on time without any authorized excuse will earn a zero.

3.      It is your responsibility to bring all information given in class during your absence.

4.      Too many absences of any kind may lead to a failing grade. Read carefully the attendance policy on p.19 of the undergraduate bulletin.

5.      Work missed due to an excused absence must be made up within 3 school days after return to class unless special arrangements are made with me.

Homeworks:

1.      Each assignment is due at the beginning of the next class period.

2.      If you are absent, bring your homework with you the next time you attended class along with an excuse from the proper authority.

3.      Solutions lacking neatness and/or proper evidence will be discounted at the teacher’s discretion.

Tests

1.      There will be several tests and a comprehensive final exam.

2.      Make up will not be given without an excuse from the proper authority

Homework     30%

Tests               40%

Final Exam     30%

The scale is as follows:

 85-100 A 80-84 A- 77-79 B+ 73-76 B 70-72 B- 67-69 C+ 63-66 C 60-62 C- 50-59 D 0-49 F

Honesty:

You are encouraged to collaborate with others in working the homework and class group activity other than examinations. Examinations are to be your own effort.

Evidences of cheating will be investigated and dealt with in accordance with university policy.

Disability Accommodations:  If you are qualify for accommodations under the American Disabilities Act, please see the instructor as soon as possible for referral and assistance in arranging such accommodations.