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(12/05 - 4:15pm) Some information about the final:
(11/08 - 12:50pm) Information about the results of the second midterm was posted at the section Midterm II below.
(11/02 - 2:15pm) Some information about the second exam:
(10/16 - 1:40pm) Information about the results of the first midterm was posted at the section Midterm I below.
(10/02 - 3:40pm) I have written the first exam. Here is some info about it:
(08/21 - 9:00am) Please, check this section often. I will put announcements and important info here.
(08/21 - 9:00am) Please, hit the ``Refresh'' or ``Reload'' button on your web browser every time you visit this page, so that you can see the most recent updates.
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Instructor: Luís Finotti
Office: Ayres Hall 243
Phone: 974-1321 (please do not ask me to call back -- leave your e-mail)
Office Hours: M, W 11am-12pm or by appointment (subject to change!!)
Textbook: H. Anton, ``Elementary Linear Algebra'', 10th Edition. Wiley, 2010. (The ``Applications Version'' of this book is also OK, but more expensive and unnecessary.)
Prerequisite: Math 142 or Math 148.
Class: M, W, F 12:20pm to 1:10pm at Ayres 120. (Section 002.)
Exams: Midterms: 10/05 (Fri) and 11/07 (Wed), in regular classroom and time; Final: 12/11 (Tue) from 12:30pm to 2:30pm also in our regular classroom.
Grade: 25% for quizzes/HW + 20% for each Midterm + 35% for the Final. Note the weight of the Quizzes/HWs!
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Here is the Midterm I and the Midterm I with solutions.
The exams were graded and returned in class on Monday (10/15). (You can check your grades in Blackboard.) If you are not in class that day, you have to come by my office to pick up yours. (I will not take them to class anymore.) The average was 82.9, the median was 87.5, and the highest grade was 100. (You can see more statistics at Blackboard.)
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Here is the Midterm II and the Midterm II with solutions.
The exams were graded and will be returned in class on Friday (11/09). (You can check your grades in Blackboard.) If you are not in class that day, you have to come by my office to pick up yours. (I will not take them to class anymore.) The average was 57.8, the median was 57.3 and the highest grade was 100. Thus, the results were not good, especially compared to the previous exam.
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This is a first course on Linear Algebra. We will study matrix algebra, system of linear equations, vector spaces, linear transformations, and eigenvalues/eigenvectors.
The first two of these topics are of computational nature, while the latter topics will be more theoretical, and hence usually considered harder by the students. Therefore, the initial plan is to go rather fast through the computational material, so that we can go over the most challenging topics on a better pace.
We will likely cover the following:
The first three chapters will be covered in a faster pace. I will slow on chapter 4, as the subject gets more theoretical and difficult.
Also, note that this outline is subject to change slightly without prior notice.
Homeworks will be assigned after every class and the selected problems and due dates will be posted at the section Homework of this page. No paper copy of the HW assignments will be distributed in class. It is your responsibility to check this page often! Besides HW assignments, other important information will be posted here. (Check the section Important Notes often!)
The HWs will be due on Wednesdays, when you will either turn in your HW or take a quiz on problems taken directly from the HW set due on that day. In the former case, two or three problems will be graded and count the same as a quiz. In the the latter, the HW will not be collected at all. You will not know in advance if the HW will be collected or if there will be a quiz, and hence you should be prepared for either one.
The quizzes will take place at the beginning of the class. You will not have extra time if you are late. You will have only ten or fifteen minutes to take a quiz, and so if you hadn't already solved the HW problems, you might not have enough time to come up with a solutions.
Points will be taken from messy solutions in all assignments, and you need to show work in all questions (unless stated otherwise)! (This same applies to quizzes, HWs, exams and all graded work!)
Calculators will not be allowed! I've given in the past the students the option of using calculators in second part of the course, but due to how this would affect the exams, they have always chosen to not use them. So, I decided to just take the ``no calculators'' policy from the beginning. (This includes HW, quizzes, and exams!)
I will do my best to post solutions to the most difficult problems. If I do, they will be posted in this page.
If you like to do your HW early, you can do problems in the list of Problems Likely To Be Assigned below, even before I assigned them. I might change a problem or two for the actual assignment, but that is not very likely. I hope to be able to keep this list ahead of the class, so that you can always start early. It will also be useful if I, for some reason, delay to post problems.
Also, some times I might get too ambitious in posting problems, i.e., I might think we will cover a section during the week, put exercises from it in the next assignment, and then end up not being able to finish it. In this case I might have to take a few problems off the assignment. The bottom line is the following: the assignment is not final until I remove the "More to come" from it. (If you've done problems which were removed, just saved them for the following week.)
Finally, if there is still a "More to come" in an assignment on a Friday, please write me right away so that I can update it. If I only realize on Tuesday (or Wednesday morning!) that an assignment was not complete (with the "More to come" still there) and nobody tried to contact me, I may add new problems just then, giving you little time to finish the assignment. (If I delay in replying, you can proceed with the Problems Likely To Be Assigned.)
In my opinion, doing the HW is one of the most important parts of the learning process, so the weight for them is greater than the weight of a single midterm, and I will assume that you will work very hard on them.
Also, you should try to come to my office hours if you are having difficulties with the course. I will do my best to help you. Please try to come during my scheduled office hours, but feel free to make an appointment if that would be impossible.
Finally, it is your responsibility to keep all your graded Quizzes, HW, and Midterms! It is very important to have them in case there is any problem with your grade. You can check all your scores at Blackboard. (Blackboard will be used only for scores. This is the official site for the course.)
There will be no make-up quizzes or exams. If you miss a quiz or exam and have a properly documented reason, your final will be used to make-up your score.
You will have to check your e-mail at least once a week, preferably daily. I will use your e-mail (given to me by the registrar's office) to make announcements. (If that is not your preferred address, please make sure to forward your university e-mail to it!) I will assume that any message that I sent via e-mail will be read in a week or less, and it will be considered an official communication.
I have an On-line Feedback Form where you can anonymously send me your comments and suggestions. I will consider your comments and try to do whatever I can to resolve possible problems before it is too late. So, please, feel free to use it whenever you have any constructive comment or suggestion. (In fact, I would greatly appreciate it.) If you don't want you comments to be anonymous, just send me an e-mail or come by my office and we can discuss the problem.
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Academic Integrity
The university expects that all academic work will provide an honest reflection of the knowledge and abilities of both students and faculty. Cheating, plagiarism, fabrication of data, providing unauthorized help, and other acts of academic dishonesty are abhorrent to the purposes for which the university exists. In support of its commitment to academic integrity, the university has adopted an Honor Statement.
All students should follow the Honor Statement: from Hilltopics 2012/2013, pg. 16:
Honor Statement
``An essential feature of The University of Tennessee is a commitment to maintaining an atmosphere of intellectual integrity and academic honesty. As a student of the University, I pledge that I will neither knowingly give nor receive any inappropriate assistance in academic work, thus affirming my own personal commitment to honor and integrity.''
You should also be familiar with the Classroom Behavior Expectations.
Students with disabilities that need special accommodations should contact the Office of Disability Services and bring me the appropriate letter/forms.
For Sexual Harassment and Discrimination information, please visit the Office of Equity and Diversity.
Please, see also the Campus Syllabus.
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Wednesday, August 22 - Classes begin.
Friday, August 31 - Last day to add, change grade options, or drop a full semester course without a "W".
Monday, September 03 - Labor Day Holiday. (No class.)
Friday, October 05 - Midterm I.
Thursday-Friday, October 11-12 - Fall Break. (No class.)
Wednesday, November 07 - Midterm II.
Tuesday, November 13 - Last day to drop a full term course with a "W".
Thursday-Friday, November 22-23 - Thanksgiving. (No class.)
Tuesday, December 04 - Last Class Day.
Tuesday, December 11 - Final.
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This list is subject to change without prior notice. The official assignments will be posted below.
Section 1.1: 1, 8, 9(b), 11(b), 14(b), (c). T/F: (a) to (h).
Section 1.2: 1, 4, 5, 6, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21, 26, 35, 36. T/F: (a) to (i).
Section 1.3: 1, 4(h), 5(h), 6(c), 8(a), (c), 10(a), 11(a), 20. T/F: (a) to (o).
Section 1.4: 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18(e), 28. T/F: (a) to (k).
Section 1.5: 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 14, 21. T/F: all.
Section 1.6: 2, 11, 15, 20. T/F: all.
Section 1.7: 1 to 4, 8, 12, 13, 17, 22, 27. T/F: all.
Section 2.1: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 25, 27 to 32. T/F: all.
Section 2.2: 3, 5 to 9, 13, 17, 21, 23, 27, 30. T/F: all.
Section 2.3: 1, 5, 11, 16, 21, 25, 30, 35. T/F: all.
Section 3.1:: 5, 7, 10, 15, 21, 22, 27, 33. T/F: all.
Section 3.2:: 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 20, 22. T/F: all.
Section 3.3:: 1, 3(c), (d), 5, 6, 8, 9, 15, 17, 19, 22, 25. T/F: all.
Section 4.2: 1(b), (c), 2(d), 9(a), (c), 10(a), 11(a), (c), 12(a), (c), 20. T/F: all.
Section 4.3: 1, 2(a), 3(a), 4(a), 5(a), 7, 9. T/F: all.
Section 4.4: 1, 2, 3(a), 4(a), 9(a), 11. T/F: all.
Section 4.5: 1, 3, 7, 8(b), 9(b), 13. T/F: all.
Section 4.6: 2(a), 3(a), 4, 5(b), 9, 10, 15, 23. T/F: all.
Section 4.7: 3(a), (b), 5(b), 6(c), 11(a), (b), 12(a), (b). T/F: all.
Section 4.8: 2(c), 4, 5, 7, 13, 17, 18. T/F: all.
Section 4.9: 1, 3, 5(c), (d), 7, 8(a), (b), 12(b), 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 29, 30. T/F: all.
Section 4.10: 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 13(b), 14(b), 15, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24. T/F: all.
Section 5.1: 3, 4, 5, 6(a), (c), (e), 7(a), (c), (e), 8(a), (c), (e), 9(a), 10(a), 11(a), 12, 14, 18. T/F: all.
Section 5.2: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 15, 17, 19, 23. T/F: all.
Section 6.1: 6, 7(b), 8(a), 14, 16. T/F: all.
Section 6.2: 2(a), 3(a), 6, 13, 16(b), (c). T/F: all
Section 6.3: 6, 9, 15, 21(a), 22(a) (no not use the standard basis in 21 and 22, actually use Gram-Schmidt), 25. T/F: (a) to (e)
Section 7.1: 2, 3, 5. T/F: all
Section 7.2: 1(a), (c), (f), 3, 5, 7, 18. T/F: all
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HW1 - Due on Wednesday 08/29:
Section 1.1: 1, 8, 9(b), 11(b), 14(b), (c). T/F: (a) to (h).
Section 1.2: 1, 4, 5, 6, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21, 26, 35, 36. T/F: (a) to (i).
HW2 - Due on Wednesday 09/05:
Section 1.3: 1, 4(h), 5(h), 6(c), 8(a), (c), 10(a), 11(a), 20. T/F: (a) to (o).
HW3 - Due on Wednesday 09/12:
Section 1.4: 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18(e), 28. T/F: (a) to (k).
HW4 - Due on Wednesday 09/19:
Section 1.5: 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 14, 21. T/F: all.
Section 1.6: 2, 11, 15, 20. T/F: all.
Section 1.7: 1 to 4, 8, 12, 13, 17, 22, 27. T/F: all.
Section 2.1: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 25, 27 to 32. T/F: all.
HW5 - Due on Wednesday 09/26:
Section 2.2: 3, 5 to 9, 13, 17, 21, 23, 27, 30. T/F: all.
Section 2.3: 1, 5, 11, 16, 21, 25, 30, 35. T/F: all.
Section 3.1:: 5, 7, 10, 15, 21, 22, 27, 33. T/F: all.
HW6 - not to be turned in! (just practice for the exam):
Section 3.2:: 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 20, 22. T/F: all.
Section 3.3:: 1, 3(c), (d), 5, 6, 8, 17, 19, 22, 25. T/F: all. (Note: 9 and 15 were removed!)
HW7 - Due on Wednesday 10/10:
Section 4.2: 1(b), (c), 2(d), 9(a), (c), 10(a), 11(a), (c), 12(a), (c), 20. T/F: all.
HW8 - Due on Wednesday 10/17:
Section 4.3: 1, 2(a), 3(a), 4(a), 5(a), 7, 9. T/F: all.
HW9 - Due on Wednesday 10/24:
Section 4.4: 1, 2, 3(a), 4(a), 9(a), 11. T/F: all.
Section 4.5: 1, 3, 7, 8(b), 9(b), 13. T/F: all.
Section 4.6: 2(a), 3(a), 4, 5(b), 9, 10, 15, 23. T/F: all.
HW10 - Due on Wednesday 10/31:
Section 4.7: 3(a), (b), 5(b), 6(c), 11(a), (b), 12(a), (b). T/F: all.
Section 4.8: 2(c), 4, 5, 7, 13, 17, 18. T/F: all.
HW11 - Not to be turned in! (just practice for the midterm):
Section 4.9: 1, 3, 5(c), (d), 7, 8(a), (b), 12(b), 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 29, 30. T/F: all.
Section 4.10: 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 13(b), 14(b), 15, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24. T/F: all.
HW12 - Due on Wednesday 11/14:
Section 5.1: 3, 4, 5, 6(a), (c), (e), 7(a), (c), (e), 8(a), (c), (e), 9(a), 10(a), 11(a), 12, 14, 18. T/F: all.
HW13 - Due on Wednesday 11/21:
Section 5.2: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 15, 17, 19, 23. T/F: all.
Section 6.1: 6, 7(b), 8(a), 14, 16. T/F: all.
HW14 - Not to be turned in (just practice for the final):
Section 6.2: 2(a), 3(a), 6, 13, 16(b), (c). T/F: all
Section 6.3: 6, 9, 15, 21(a), 22(a) (no not use the standard basis in 21 and 22, actually use Gram-Schmidt), 25. T/F: (a) to (e)
Section 7.1: 2, 3, 5. T/F: all
Section 7.2: 1(a), (c), (f), 3, 5, 7, (16 has been removed!) 18. T/F: all
And that's all!
PLEASE, HIT ``REFRESH'' (OR ``RELOAD'') IN YOUR BROWSER WHEN VISITING THIS PAGE!!!!!!! I usually get messages asking for the update in the HW when it has already been updated. Since I change this page often, some times the browser don't see the changes. But, if you hit refresh and there is still problems missing, feel free to write me.
If it is already Friday afternoon and there still is a ``More to come'' after the HW assignment due on the coming Wednesday, write me an e-mail at lfinotti@utk.edu, and I'll update it and let you know.
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