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Unformatted text preview: MAS 4105: Linear Algebra I Spring 2012 Instructor: Kevin Keating
Oﬃce: Little 482
Telephone: 392–0281, Ext. 266
Web Page: http://www.math.ufl.edu/~keating/4105/
Oﬃce hours: Mondays 7th period, Wednesdays 7th and 8th periods, or by appointment
Class meets MTWF 10:40–11:30 in Little 223
Linear Algebra (4rd Edition) by Friedberg, Insel, and Spence.
This course is a rigorous introduction to linear algebra. Precise statements and careful
proofs will be emphasized. The topics we will be studying (vector spaces, linear transformations, matrix operations, systems of linear equations, determinants, diagonalization,
and inner product spaces) are covered in the ﬁrst six chapters of the textbook.
I will assign homework problems each week to be collected and graded. Solutions to
these problems will be distributed after the homework has been collected. Late homework will not be accepted. I will also assign some homework problems which will not
be collected or graded. You should certainly do these problems as well, since exam
questions may be based on them.
Friday, February 3, (in class)
Friday, March 2, (in class)
Friday, April 6, (in class)
Wednesday, May 2, 12:30–2:30 PM (ﬁnal)
Each in-class exam is worth 20% of your ﬁnal grade, the ﬁnal is worth 40%, and the
homework is worth 20%. I will drop your lowest in-class exam score (or half of your
ﬁnal exam) to make the total add up to 100%. Your class average x will be converted
into a letter grade as follows:
95 ≤ x ≤ 100 : A
80 ≤ x < 85 : B
65 ≤ x < 70 : C
50 ≤ x < 55 : D 90 ≤ x < 95 : A−
75 ≤ x < 80 : B−
60 ≤ x < 65 : C−
45 ≤ x < 50 : D− 85 ≤ x < 90 : B+
70 ≤ x < 75 : C+
55 ≤ x < 60 : D+
0 ≤ x < 45 : E ...
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