MATH 2135-001 (Linear Algebra for mathematics majors)
- MATH 2135-001 (Fall 2019)
- Instructor: Dr Green
- Venue: MWF 9, MUEN E064
- Office: MATH 313
- Email: rmg [AT] euclid.colorado.edu
- Office Hours: M 2, W 3, F 10
- Linear Algebra and its applications by David C. Lay, Steven R. Lay,
and Judi J. McDonald (fifth edition)
- Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (MATH 2001 or MATH 2002) and
Calculus 2 (MATH 2300 or APPM 1360). Credit not granted for this
course and MATH 2130 or APPM 3310. Formerly MATH 3135.
- Course Contents
- Basic properties of systems of linear equations,
matrices and matrix algebra, determinants, vector spaces,
subspaces, linear independence of vectors, basis and dimension
of subspaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors
of a matrix, orthogonality of vectors, inner product and
length of vectors.
- Your grade will be computed from:
- Homework: 15% of final grade (based on the best 10 of 14 assignments);
- Two Midterms: 25% of final grade each;
- Final Exam: 30% of final grade;
- Class conduct: 5% of final grade.
- Students will obtain the full 5% for class conduct by default. Points
may be deducted for repeatedly being late, repeatedly leaving early,
sleeping or excessive yawning in class, very poor class attendance, or
- When determining your letter grade, I will take into account
(a) your attendance and punctuality, (b) the effort you put into the course
and (c) your improvement during the course.
- To get a good grade in this course, you should do the following:
- Don't cheat on the homework (see below).
- Turn up to class, and do so on time. If you stop coming to class,
you will probably fail the course.
- Ask for help if you need it.
- Learn the material in the shaded boxes in the book. (This is the main
thing that the exams are testing!)
- The two midterms will be held during class on
Wednesday, September 25
and Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
- The final examination is on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from
1.30pm to 4pm in the usual classroom.
- The first midterm may be something like this.
- Homework is due at the beginning of class.
Some, but not all of the problems will be graded. Justify all your answers.
You should assume that late work will not be graded.
Collaborating with other students on the homework, or referring to the answers
in the textbook to the odd-numbered problems is acceptable. However,
homework answers from sites such as Chegg, Course Hero, Slader, etc., is
cheating. The solutions on these sites are sometimes wrong in very
specific ways, and this can reveal when a student is copying from them.
Furthermore, if you copy from these sites, you will learn very little.
This is likely to
lead to you being unable to pass midterm 2 and the final, and failing the
- Students With Disabilities
- If you qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please
submit your accommodation letter from Disability Services to your faculty
member in a timely manner (at least one week before the exam) so that your
needs can be addressed. Disability Services determines accommodations based
on documented disabilities in the academic environment. Information on
requesting accommodations is located on the Disability Services website
Contact Disability Services
at 303-492-8671 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance. If you have
a temporary medical condition or injury, see Temporary Medical Conditions
under the Students tab on the Disability Services website and discuss your
needs with your professor.
- Missed Exams
- If you know that you are going to miss an exam or cannot take the final
exam at the scheduled time, please notify your instructor at least two classes
If you miss a midterm exam for any acceptable reason (e.g.
religious obligation, documented illness), that midterm exam score will be
replaced by an estimated score based on your performance on the other midterm.
If you miss both exams for acceptable reasons, your midterm scores will be
replaced by estimated scores based on your performance on the final.
If you miss the final exam and have not rescheduled it in
advance, you will score zero on the final or receive an incomplete in the
course, depending on the circumstances.
You may not reschedule a final exam after the exam has started.
- In order to be excused from an exam for medical reasons, you must either
produce a note from a doctor, or you must obtain prior permission from the
instructor to miss the exam. Self diagnosis and self medication are not
acceptable for this purpose.
- Religious Obligations
- Campus policy regarding religious observances requires that faculty make
every effort to deal reasonably and fairly with all students who, because of
religious obligations, have conflicts with scheduled exams, assignments or
required attendance. In this class, you should inform your professor of any
conflict as soon as possible, and at least a week in advance.
- In the case of conflicts with exams, if you do not inform your instructor
of the conflict at least two classes in advance of the exam,
you must provide documentary evidence of the religious obligation.
- Student Classroom and Course-Related Behavior
- Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintaining an
appropriate learning environment. Those who fail to adhere to such behavioral
standards may be subject to discipline. Professional courtesy and sensitivity
are especially important with respect to individuals and topics dealing with
race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed,
religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran
status, political affiliation or political philosophy. Class rosters are
provided to the instructor with the student's legal name. I will gladly honor
your request to address you by an alternate name or gender pronoun. Please
advise me of this preference early in the semester so that I may make
appropriate changes to my records. For more information, see the policies
on classroom behavior and the Student Code of Conduct.
- Please, no open yawning or sleeping in class! If you are
having a problem with some aspect of the course, you should discuss it with
me in a civil manner. Outbursts directed at the
instructor or grader for this course will not be tolerated.
- Statement on Discrimination and Harassment
- The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is committed to fostering a
positive and welcoming learning, working, and living environment. CU
Boulder will not tolerate acts of sexual misconduct intimate partner
abuse (including dating or domestic violence), stalking, protected-class
discrimination or harassment by members of our community. Individuals
who believe they have been subject to misconduct or retaliatory actions
for reporting a concern should contact the Office of Institutional Equity
and Compliance (OIEC) at 303-492-2127 or email@example.com.
Information about the OIEC, university policies, anonymous reporting,
and the campus resources can be found on the OIEC website.
- Honor Code
- All students enrolled in a University of Colorado Boulder course are
responsible for knowing and adhering to the academic integrity policy.
Violations of the policy may include: plagiarism, cheating, fabrication,
lying, bribery, threat, unauthorized access to academic materials, clicker
fraud, submitting the same or similar work in more than one course without
permission from all course instructors involved,
and aiding academic dishonesty. Incidents of
academic misconduct may be reported to the Honor Code Council
(firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-735-2273). Students who are found responsible for
violating the academic integrity policy will be subject to nonacademic
sanctions from the Honor Code Council as well as academic sanctions from the
faculty member. Additional information regarding the academic integrity
policy can be found at the Honor Code Office website.
- Assignment 1 (assigned Mon 26 Aug, due Wed 4 Sep)
- 1.1: 4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 23, 28, 29, 32
- 1.2: 1, 2, 11, 12, 25, 26, 27
- Assignment 2 (assigned Wed 4 Sep, due Mon 9 Sep)
- 1.3: 11, 12, 17, 18, 25, 26, 33, 34
- 1.4: 11, 12, 25, 26, 35, 36
- Assignment 3 (assigned Mon 9 Sep, due Mon 16 Sep)
- 1.5: 5, 6, 15, 16, 29, 30, 35, 36
- 1.6: [none]
- 1.7: 5, 12, 19, 20, 28, 33, 36
- Assignment 4 (assigned Mon 16 Sep, due Mon 23 Sep)
- 1.8: 9, 10, 19, 20, 31, 32, 33, 34
- 1.9: 5, 6, 18, 19, 29, 30
- 1.10: [none]
- Assignment 5 (assigned Mon 23 Sep, due Mon 30 Sep)
- 2.1: 1, 2, 19, 20, 27, 28
- 2.2: 1, 3, 14, 17, 18, 24, 31, 32