Please check this course web page and the exercises page regularly for announcements and updates.
Here are the solutions to Midterm 2 and to Midterm 1.
You can get exercises for all appendices. The ones for Appendix C are here, and there are solutions.
|Section 001||Section 002|
|Instructor||Hugo Bacard||Dan Christensen|
|Office||Middlesex 121||Middlesex 103B|
|Phone||ext. 86534||ext. 86530|
|E-mail (at uwo dot ca)||hbacard||jdc|
|Office hours||Mondays 11-12, Wednesdays 10-11||Mondays 1:30-2:30, Wednesdays 12:30-1:30|
|Class times (and notes)||MWF 8:30-9:30||MWF 10:30-11:30 (click times for notes)|
|Tutorials||1 hour per week, either Wednesday or Thursday. The TA reviews material from the course and answers questions, and the tutorials also include quizzes (see below). You must attend the tutorial you are registered for (see your schedule).|
|Help centre||Mon-Fri 2:30-6:30 in MC 106 starting Sept 19. (This is the common help centre for all first year math courses.)|
|Course outline||Properties and applications of vectors; matrix algebra; solving systems of linear equations; determinants; vector spaces; independence; orthogonality; eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Link to UWO course calendar.|
|Textbook||D. Poole, Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction, 3rd ed., Brooks Cole, 2010. ISBN 9780538735452.|
|The textbook is available at the bookstore. It should be possible to find used copies of the 3rd edition as well. There is also an optional "Student Solutions Manual and Study Guide".|
|Prerequisites||One or more of Ontario Secondary School MCV4U, Mathematics 1229A/B, Calculus 1100A/B, 1500A/B or Calculus 1000A/B taken as a pre- or co-requisite. Note that 1229 can be taken before 1600, but not at the same time.|
|Antirequisites||Applied Mathematics 1411A/B, 2811B, the former Linear Algebra 1600A/B.|
|Web page||This page is available at http://jdc.math.uwo.ca/M1600a, where you should also check for course announcements. We will also use OWL for grades.|
There will be 6 quizzes throughout the year,
during the tutorials.
The quizzes will cover the material up to and including
what was covered on Monday's lecture.
You must take the quiz at the tutorial you are
|Midterm exams||There will be two midterms, each 90min long. Thu Oct 3, 7-8:30pm and Thu Nov 7, 7-8:30pm.|
The final exam will take place on Mon Dec 9, 2-5pm.
Section 001: HSB 236 (last names A-W), HSB 240 (last names X-Z)
Section 002: HSB 240 (last names A-LI), HSB 35 (last names LIU-Z)
The final exam will cover all the material from the course, but will emphasize the later material. See below for how conflicts are handled.
|Evaluation||Quizzes: 20%, each midterm: 20%, final exam: 40%. For the quizzes, the lowest score will be dropped.|
Remember: You understand the material if you can answer questions about it that you have not seen before. Being able to solve the umpteenth exercise in a row of almost identical ones just shows that you remember the recipe. While this is certainly important, you should not confuse this with a true understanding of the concepts.
It is strongly recommended to read the text ahead of time to prepare for each lecture.
This course covers a lot of material, and is cumulative (much more than other courses!), so it will be necessary to work hard throughout the term in order to do well.
If you know ahead of time that you are unable to attend a quiz, midterm or final exam, please let your instructor know as soon as possible so alternative arrangements can be made. For final exam conflicts, see below.
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. For further information please see this link and the Student Services web site.
A student requiring academic accommodation due to illness should bring a Student 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.
A student who is scheduled to write more than two such examinations in any 23-hour period, more than three in any 47-hour period, or more than four in any 71-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. This must be done by November 15.
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.
Scholastic offences are taken seriously and students are directed to read the official policy. Note that the penalty for cheating can include receiving a failing grade in the course and suspension or expulsion from the University. All scholastic offences are added to your student record.
Electronic devices (including cell phones and ipods) are not allowed at the exams and may be confiscated. The mere possession of such devices will already be considered an academic offence.
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 updates.