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Math 225 (Q1) – Linear Algebra II Winter 2006 MWF 12:00-12:50, DP 1030 Course Outline Instructor: Lynn Dover CAB 599 492-8751 [email protected] Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 or by appointment References: 1) Linear Algebra and its Applications, second or third edition by David Lay is the standard text for this course. 2) Linear Algebra, second edition by Kenneth Hoffman and Ray Kunze is a good text for those with a taste for abstraction. 3) Any other introductory text on the topic of linear algebra will serve equally well. Course Webpage: www.ualberta.ca/WEBCT/ Assignments: Will be given in class about once every week and a half. They will be due by 4:00 on the given due date. Assignment boxes are on the third floor of CAB. Once set, assignment questions will be available on the course webpage. Solutions will be also available there once assignments are handed in. As calculators are not permitted in the exams, I strongly recommend that you refrain from using them while doing assignments. Grading: 15% Assignments 35% Midterm Exam 50% Final Exam Exams: Midterm Exam – Friday February 17 in normal class-time Final Exam – Thursday April 27 at 2:00 Deferred Final Exam –Saturday May 13 at 9:00 There will be no deferred midterm exam. Should you miss the midterm for a verifiably valid reason, the weight of the exam will be transferred to the final exam. (i.e. your final will be worth 85%) Exams are closed book. There will be no cheatsheets or calculators permitted. Syllabus: Abstract vector spaces Bases and coordinate systems Linear transformations Eigenvalues and eigenvectors Matrix decompositions Inner product spaces Gram-Schmidt orthonormalization Least squares data analysis Quadratic forms (as time permits) The University of Alberta is committed to the highest standards of academic integrity and honesty. Students are expected to be familiar with these standards regarding academic honesty and to uphold the policies of the University in this respect. Students are particularly urged to familiarize themselves with the provisions of the Code of Student Behaviour (online at http://www.ualberta.ca/secretariat/appeals.htm) and avoid any behaviour which could potentially result in suspicions of cheating, plagiarism, misrepresentation of facts and/or participation in an offence. Academic dishonesty is a serious offence and can result in suspension or expulsion from the University.