Class: TR 1:00-1:50 in the Henry Administration Building room 142

Office hours: Wed 3:00 in the Guilliani Cafe on Green Street

A useful link: The MIT open course ware lectures by Gilbert Strang

Homework policy: You are not allowed any late homework. You will however be allowed to drop your lowest scoring homework for the computation of the final grade.

What? | Due date | Comments | Percentage |

Homework | weekly, due Thursday | 15% | |

First midterm | Feb 13 | solutions part 1 solutions part 2 | 15% |

Second midterm | April 3 | solutions | 15% |

Third midterm | 15% | ||

Final | link for the date is here | 40% |

A | A- | B+ | B | B- | C+ | C | D | F |

85-100 | 80-84 | 75-79 | 70-74 | 65-69 | 60-64 | 55-59 | 50-54 | 0-49 |

In order to check your scores on-line, go here.

Date | Summary | Assignments |

01/16 | Administrative issues. Systems of linear equations, their matrix form, the row picture; linear comninations and the column picture. | |

01/18 | Singular and regular matrices. The Gauss algorithm: row reduction, Echelon form, pivots. | Problem Set 1 |

02/06 | Some review. The rank of a matrix | Problem Set 2 |

02/22 | Midterm 1 | Problem Set 3 |

02/27 | Answers for midterm 1 | |

03/01 | Reduced echelon form. Examples of transformations of the plane | Problem Set 4 |

03/27 | The matrix of a reflection at a line | Problem Set 5 |

April | Eigenvectors, eigenvalues, characteristic polynomial and diagonalization | Problem Set 6 |