## General Information:

**Course:**Math 265, Linear Algebra Sections 172 & 132

**Time and Location:**TTh 12:00-1:15 p.m., Univ 103 (Section 172)

TTh 1:30-2:45 p.m., Univ 103 (Section 132)

**Course Description:**Introduction to linear algebra. Systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of matrices, applications.

**Textbook:**Kolman and Hill, Elementary Linear Algebra and Applications, Ninth Edition (plus Matlab Workbook).

**Office:**MATH, Room 402

**Office Hours:**Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

**Email:**patel376@purdue.edu

The Math Department MA265 Course Page has most of the information you will need for this course. I will also include links to important material below. (ALL OF THESE LINKS CAN BE FOUND ON THE MATH DEPT MA265 COURSE PAGE)

Ground Rules for MA265, Spring 2016 -- this is your syllabus!

Assignment Sheet

## Midterms:

You will have two evening midterm exams.

The first midterm exam will be on Thursday February 11th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in WTHR Room 200.

Here is the review for the first exam. For some practice questions try problems 1-10 on this exam and also see these problems.

The second midterm exam will be on Wednesday March 23rd from 8:00 - 9:00 pm in WTHR Room 200.

Here is the review for the second exam. For some multiple choice practice questions try problems 1-6 on this exam or look at the past exam archive.

There will be no class on Tuesday, February 9th.

There will be no class on Thursday, March 24th.

The first midterm exam will be on Thursday February 11th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in WTHR Room 200.

Here is the review for the first exam. For some practice questions try problems 1-10 on this exam and also see these problems.

The second midterm exam will be on Wednesday March 23rd from 8:00 - 9:00 pm in WTHR Room 200.

Here is the review for the second exam. For some multiple choice practice questions try problems 1-6 on this exam or look at the past exam archive.

There will be no class on Tuesday, February 9th.

There will be no class on Thursday, March 24th.

## Homework:

**Homework:**The weekly homework for this course has two parts. One part is to be completed via the online WebAssign program (see the link below). This portion of the weekly assignment is due on Thursdays at 11:40 p.m. The due date for problems from each section we cover in the textbook is listed on the WebAssign page.

The second part of the weekly homework is to be handed in every Thursday at the beginning of class. It consists of some textbook problems and some MatLab exercises from your MatLab textbook.The list of problems for each week are listed in WebAssign. (Click on "My Assignments" from the toolbar at the top of your page once you log into WebAssign.)

Here is a link to the WebAssign login page for students: WebAssign Login. Use your Purdue Career Account information to log in.

Here are some other useful WebAssign links from the MA265 Course Page:

WebAssign Help

Connection Errors

WebAssign Input

Here is a guide for students that are new to WebAssign: WebAssign Day 1 Intro

**MatLab Exercises:**It is your responsibility to read through the MatLab material and complete the exercises to be handed in as a part of the written portion of your weekly homework. Please go to the MA265 Course Page immediately to download all of the MatLab files you will need and the MatLab section that is missing from your textbook (Section 10).

**For information about using Matlab on Purdue Campus:**https://www.itap.purdue.edu/shopping/software/product/matlab.html

## Other Information:

**Punctuality and Attendance:**Class discussions are a central component of this course, serving as a way for students to engage with our course material together. Attendance is therefore mandatory, as is timely arrival and regular participation in these discussions. Should students need to arrive late or miss a class, please notify me ahead of time. Two or more unexplained absences or frequent tardiness (three or more late arrivals) will result in the lowering of your final grade.

**Cell phones, iPads, etc:**The use of cell phones, iPads, laptops and other electronic devices in the classroom is prohibited.

**Makeup Policy:**There will be no makeup homework or exams. No exceptions.

**Email Policies:**When emailing me you should include a greeting, use proper English (write in complete sentences) and sign your name. For questions about homework problems, you must email me at least 12 hours before the homework is due.