Linear Algebra 1600a, Fall 2008
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||Tue, Wed 1:00-2:00 until Dec 9
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||1 hour per week; see your schedule.
They include quizzes (see below).
You must attend the tutorial you are registered for.
Tutorials start the week of September 8-12.
|003LA ||MC 105||Wed 9:30|
|004LA||P&AB 36||Thurs 2:30|
|005LA||UC 289||Thurs 11:30|
|006LA||MC 105||Tues 11:30|
|007LA||MC 105B ||Tues 10:30|
|008LA||MC 105||Wed 11:30|
Properties and applications of vectors; matrix algebra; solving
systems of linear equations; determinants; vector spaces;
independence; orthogonality; eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
||Contemporary Linear Algebra, by Anton and Busby.
||Student Solutions Manual For Contemporary Linear Algebra,
by Anton and Busby. Wiley. (Recommended.)
Both are available at the
at Taylor library.
There is also a list of
errata for the text.
One or more of Ontario Secondary School MCV4U, the former Ontario
Secondary School MGA4U, Mathematics 1229A/B, the former Mathematics
017a/b, Calculus 1100A/B, or
Calculus 1000A/B (formerly 050a/b) taken as a pre- or co-requisite.
Applied Mathematics 1411A/B (formerly 025a/b), 2811B (formerly 213b).
There will be 7 quizzes throughout the year,
during the tutorials.
The questions on the quizzes will be based on the
recommended homework questions
and will cover the material up to and including
what was covered in class the previous week.
|Sept 8-12:||no quiz
||Oct 27-31:||no quiz|
|Sept 22-26: ||quiz
||Nov 10-14:||no quiz|
|Sept 29-Oct 3: ||no quiz
||Nov 24-28: ||quiz|
||Dec 1-3:||no quiz|
|Oct 20-24:||no quiz (midterm 24th)
The midterm examination will be held on Friday, October 24, 2008,
from 7 to 10pm in HSB
(Health Sciences Building).
You must click here before
the midterm to find out what room you are writing in.
The midterm covers up to Section 4.4.
The three-hour final examination is on Friday, December 12 from 2-5pm
It will cover all the material from the course. See below for how
conflicts are handled.
Quizzes: 20%, Midterm: 30%, Final exam: 50%.
For the quizzes, the lowest score will be dropped.
What is expected of the student:
The aim of the course is for you to learn the techniques of
linear algebra and to gain an understanding of the
concepts on which the techniques are based. To accomplish
this, it will be necessary to attend all classes and tutorials,
do all of the suggested exercises, and keep up to date with the material.
We highly recommend reading the text and doing the exercises
throughout the term, not only immediately before quizzes and exams.
Quizzes and Exams:
For quizzes and exams, questions will be similar to the
The best way to prepare is to do all of those
exercises, plus as many additional questions as you can.
Final exam conflicts:
Please see the
policy on final exam conflicts.
Here are the first two paragraphs:
A student who is scheduled to write more than two examinations in any 23-hour period may request alternative
arrangements through the office of the dean of their faculty.
Please also let your instructor know about the conflict, and read
the entire University policy.
A student who is scheduled to write two examinations concurrently must notify the Registrar so that
arrangements may be made for both examinations to be written in the Examination Conflict Room in a
sequence established by the Registrar.
Missed quiz, midterm or final exam:
If you know ahead of time that you are unable to attend a
quiz, midterm or final exam, you must let your instructor know
at least two weeks in advance so alternative arrangements can be
made. For final exam conflicts, see above.
If you are unable to attend a quiz, midterm or final exam due to
illness or other
serious circumstances, you must provide valid medical or other
supporting documentation to the Dean's office as soon as possible and
contact your instructor immediately. It is the student's responsibility
to make alternative arrangements with their instructor once the
accommodation has been approved and the instructor has been informed. In
the event of a missed final exam, a "Recommendation of Special
Examination" form must be obtained from the Dean's Office immediately.
For further information please see
and the Student Services web site.
A student requiring academic accommodation due to illness should bring a
Medical Certificate with them when visiting an off-campus medical
facility and use a Record Release Form for visits to Student Health Services.
Hard copies of both of these forms are available from your home
Faculty Academic Counselling Service.
If a quiz is missed and sufficient documentation is provided, the
grade for that quiz will be reweighted to the other quizzes.
If an exam is missed and sufficient documentation is provided,
a make-up exam will be offered.
Failure to follow these rules will result in a grade of zero.
A note to all students from the office of the Dean of the
Faculty of Science:
You are responsible for ensuring that you have successfully completed
all course prerequisites and that you have not taken an antirequisite
course. Lack of prerequisites may not be used as the basis of
appeal. If you are not eligible for a course, you may be removed from
it at any time, and will receive no adjustment to your fees. These
decisions cannot be appealed.
If you do not have the course prerequisites, and have not been granted
a special permission to take the course by the department, it is in
your best interest to drop the course well before the end of the add
period. Your prompt attention to this matter will not only help
protect your record, but will ensure that spaces become available for
students who require this course for graduation.
Please check the exercises page and
this course web page regularly for announcements and
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