MATH3130 (Introduction to Linear Algebra)
- MATH3130-201, Summer 2017 (term B)
- Instructor: Dr Green
- Grader: Peter Rock
- Venue: M-F 9.15-10.50, KOBL 375
- Office: MATH 313
- Email: rmg [AT] euclid.colorado.edu
- Office Hours: M-F 11.00-12.30
- Linear Algebra and its applications by David C. Lay, Steven R. Lay,
and Judi J. McDonald (fifth edition)
- MATH 2300 or APPM 1360. Credit not granted for this course and
MATH 3135 or APPM 3310.
- 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;
- 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.
- Turn up to class, and do so on time.
- 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, July 19
and Monday, July 31, 2017.
- The first midterm might be something like this.
- The second midterm might be something like this.
- The final examination is on Friday, August 11, 2017 in the usual
classroom at the usual class time.
Bring your CU student ID to all of your tests.
- Homework is due at the beginning of class.
Some, but not all of the problems will be graded. Justify all your answers.
Your homework score will be based on the best 10 of 14 assignments. You should
assume that late work will not be graded. In more detail, the grader's policies
are as follows:
- All homeworks are graded out of 32 points.
- 16 of the 32 points will be for completion of the homework.
One point will be taken off for every problem that is not given an honest
- Three problems will be graded for every homework.
The first two problems will be computation problems worth 4 points each.
The last problem will be a theoretical problem worth 8 points, and will be
- The idea behind this grading system is people that complete all of the
homework, perform the computations (mostly) correctly, and understand some
of the theory should average around a 78% on the homework.
However, only the students that really understand the material will score
above 90%. I chose to make the grading
scale out of 32 points to avoid taking away fractional points from problems.
- Also, I reserve the right to take off up to 2 points for formatting
errors in the homework following the fourth assignment, specifically for
leaving notebook frills on submitted pages, or submitting multi-page homework
without a staple.
- Students With Disabilities
- If you qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please submit to
your professor a letter from Disability Services in a timely manner (for
exam accommodations provide your letter at least one week prior to the exam)
so that your needs can be addressed. Disability Services determines
accommodations based on documented disabilities. Contact Disability Services
at 303-492-8671 or by e-mail at dsinfo [AT] colorado.edu.
- If you have a temporary
medical condition or injury, see Temporary Medical Conditions: Injuries,
Surgeries, and Illnesses guidelines under Quick Links at 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 immediately.
If you miss a midterm exam for any acceptable reason (e.g.
religious obligation, documented illness), that midterm exam score will be
replaced by your other midterm exam score. If you miss both midterm exams for
acceptable reasons, each midterm score will be replaced by your final
exam score. If you miss the final exam (unless it is for an acceptable
reason), you will score zero on the final and you should expect to fail the
- Religious Obligations
- Campus policy regarding religious observances requires that faculty
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 notify your instructor of
any conflict immediately.
- Student Classroom and Course-Related Behavior
- Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintaining an
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 differences of
race, color, culture, religion, creed, politics, veteran's status, sexual
orientation, gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, disability,
and nationalities. 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.
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.
- Honor Code
- All students of the University of Colorado at Boulder are responsible for
knowing and adhering to the academic integrity policy of this institution.
Violations of this policy may include: cheating, plagiarism, aid of academic
dishonesty, fabrication, lying, bribery, and threatening behavior. All
incidents of academic misconduct shall be reported to the Honor Code Council
(honor [AT] colorado.edu; 303-735-2273). Students who are found to be
of the academic integrity policy will be subject to both academic sanctions
from the faculty member and non-academic sanctions (including but not limited
to university probation, suspension, or expulsion).
- Statement on Discrimination and Harassment
- The University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) is committed to maintaining
a positive learning, working, and living environment. CU-Boulder will not
tolerate acts of discrimination or harassment based upon Protected Classes
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affiliation or political philosophy. Individuals who believe they have been
discriminated against should contact the
Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) at 303-492-2127 or the
Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSC) at 303-492-5550.
- Assignment 1 (assigned Tue 11 Jul, due Thu 13 Jul)
- 1.1: 4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 19, 20, 23
- 1.2: 1, 2, 11, 12, 15, 16, 25
- Assignment 2 (assigned Wed 12 Jul, due Fri 14 Jul)
- 1.3: 5, 6, 11, 12, 17, 18, 25, 26
- 1.4: 11, 12, 21, 22, 25, 26
- Assignment 3 (assigned Thu 13 Jul, due Mon 17 Jul)
- 1.5: 1, 2, 5, 6, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19
- 1.6: [none]
- 1.7: 5, 12, 19, 20, 21, 28
- Assignment 4 (assigned Fri 14 Jul, due Tue 18 Jul)
- 1.8: 3, 6, 9, 10, 19, 20, 32, 33
- 1.9: 3, 4, 5, 6, 18, 19
- 1.10: [none]
- Assignment 5 (assigned Tue 18 Jul, due Thu 20 Jul)
- 2.1: 1, 2, 7, 16, 18, 23
- 2.2: 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 14, 31, 32
- Assignment 6 (assigned Thu 20 Jul, due Mon 24 Jul)
- 2.3-2.7: [none]
- 2.8: 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10
- 2.9: 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 20, 21
- Assignment 7 (assigned Fri 21 Jul, due Tue 25 Jul)
- 3.1: 3, 4, 9, 10, 37, 38
- 3.2: 1, 4, 18, 19, 22, 28, 29
- 3.3: 11, 12, 18