MATH 2130-006 (Linear Algebra for non-mathematics majors)
- MATH 2130-006 (Spring 2018)
- Instructor: Dr Green
- Grader: Justin Willson
- Venue: MWF 10, ECCR 131
- Office: MATH 313
- Email: rmg [AT] euclid.colorado.edu
- Office Hours: T 10, W 3, F 11
- 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 2135 or APPM 3310. Formerly MATH 3130.
- 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.
- 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, February 14
and Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
- The first midterm might be something like this.
- The final examination is on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from
1.30pm to 4pm in the usual classroom.
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.
- 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 weeks
in advance. 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.
- 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.
- 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 maintaining
a positive learning, working, and living environment. CU Boulder will not
tolerate acts of sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment or related
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- Honor Code
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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 Wed 17 Jan, due Wed 24 Jan)
- 1.1: 4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 19, 20, 23
- 1.2: 1, 2, 11, 12, 15, 16, 25
- Assignment 2 (assigned Mon 22 Jan, due Mon 29 Jan)
- 1.3: 5, 6, 11, 12, 17, 18, 25, 26
- 1.4: 11, 12, 21, 22, 25, 26
- Assignment 3 (assigned Mon 29 Jan, due Mon 5 Feb)
- 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 Mon 5 Feb, due Mon 12 Feb)
- 1.8: 3, 6, 9, 10, 19, 20, 32, 33
- 1.9: 3, 4, 5, 6, 18, 19
- 1.10: [none]
- Assignment 5 (assigned Mon 12 Feb, due Mon 19 Feb)
- 2.1: 1, 2, 7, 16, 18, 23
- 2.2: 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 14, 31, 32
- Assignment 6 (assigned Mon 19 Feb, due Wed 28 Feb)
- 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 Mon 26 Feb, due Mon 5 Mar)
- 3.1: 3, 4, 9, 10, 37, 38
- 3.2: 1, 4, 18, 19, 22, 28, 29
- 3.3: 11, 12, 18