Math 221                                           Section 202,    Spring 2017

Matrix Algebra



Time/Place:  TuTh  11:00-12:30,  LSK 201

Instructor:  K. Behrend

Office Hours:  Wednesdays, 11:00-13:00.
Math Annex 1213.

Textbook:  Linear algebra and its applications, by David Lay
(Third Custom Edition for UBC).
Any edition of Lay will be OK, as long as you are willing to
deal with the fact the section numbers and problem numbers will vary
from one edition to the next. (In fact, any book on matrix
algebra or linear algebra would be fine: the material we cover is
entirely standard.)

Syllabus  and additional material  

Homework: No Homework will be collected. The pages on quizzes
and exams, below, will contain lists of problems you should do to
prepare for the quiz or exam in question. You are strongly urged to
complete as many of these practice problems as you can.

Webwork   This links to additional practice problems which are
marked online. The webwork problems do not cover every single type of
problem you may encounter on an exam. These problems are entirely
voluntary, markes will not contribute to your course grade.

Quizzes  

Exams  

Marking:  Your final grade will be based on the quizzes,
two midterm exams and the final exam:

Quizzes: 10%
Midterm 1: 20%
Midterm 2: 20%
Final: 50%

When computing your quiz score, the two lowest scores will be
dropped. No further concession will be made, for any (including
medical) reasons.

If you miss one of the midterm exams for medical reasons, you need to
promptly inform the instructor, and provide a physician's note
specifically stating that you were medically unfit to write the missed
exam on that day. No make-up exams will be given. Your grade will
be based on the other course components.

The math department offers free drop-in tutorials for Math 221.


                                                                                     D'Arcy Thompson