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MATHEMATICS 54 Professor Constantin Teleman 8/27/09 Lecture 1 ASUC Lecture Notes Online is the only authorized note-taking service at UC Berkeley. Do not share, copy or illegally distribute (electronically or otherwise) these notes. Our student-run program depends on your individual subscription for its continued existence. These notes are copyrighted by the University of California and are for your personal use only. D O N O T C O P Y Sharing or copying these notes is illegal and could end note taking for this course. ANNOUNCEMENTS Welcome to Math 54, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations! Everybody who has been to the session yesterday should have one of these syllabi already. My office hours and the homework assignments are listed there. For those of you who have missed it, I have some spare copies here. If it is not enough, I can make some copies in my office. Please pass around. We have around 300 people in this room. If you come by during my office hours, I can get to know you better. For the waitlist issues, I don’t have any news. You still have to following the enrollment procedure. So keep contact with the enrollment coordinator . Be aware that switching to a discussion session with a shorter waitlists can give you a better chance to get in. LECTURE Let me first talk about the subject of this course. The two things we will cover are linear algebra and differential equations. Linear algebra is essentially everything. Everything in mathematics is first of all linear algebra. Mathematical models in most things that we know about in the sciences and human directions use linear algebra that can make very good approximations. Linear algebra is a subject we learn once and never again, as opposed to calculus, which has to be reviewed many times. Grading : If you cannot make your fist midterm, the second midterm will count double . If you cannot make your second midterm, the final will count for more. You must notify me in advance for not showing up, unfortunately. The reason for that is in the past years, some students misunderstood my purposes and they came in on the midterm day and left if they didn’t like the exam. This is not I want to see. You have to give extremely reasonable excuses for not taking the exams. It is not acceptable for not turning in your exams if you don’t do well. Don’t worry about the grade. We will consider your performance throughout the whole semester and do the grade at the end. The grade will be curved. You must attend your sessions where you have to
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