Syllabus for Math 225, Section P1, Spring 2009
Homework will be given every Thursday and it will be due the following Thursday. Instead of collecting homework a 15 minute quiz may be given consisting of 2 homework problems.
- Instructor: Bartlomiej Siudeja,
- Class meets Tuesday and Thursday 11:00-11:50am,
142 Henry Bld
- Office: 366 Altgeld Hall, tel: 265-5082
- Office Hours:
Monday 11:30-12:30 (366 AH) and Thursday 9:30-10:30am (343 AH) or by email appointment.
David C. Lay,
Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 3rd edition.
We cover most of Chapters 1,2,3,4,5 and 6.
You may not use books, notes, or electronic devices during the tests or
||Due in class every Thursday
||February 26, in class
||April 7, in class
||1:30-4:30 PM, Thursday, May 14
Make up tests will be given only
if you present written evidence, as soon as possible, that you did (or will
have to) miss an exam for a legitimate reason, e.g. illness or family
emergency. Travel and leisure plans are never a
legitimate reason. Late homework will be accepted only if you get an extension
There is no formula fixed in advance for turning your numerical score
into a letter grade. But after each test, I will indicate approximate
grade ranges, so that you have some idea of how you are doing.
How to Succeed: Always re-work your lecture notes before
the next class, checking every step and filling in missing details.
(Allow 1 hour for this.) Read the text as you re-work
your notes. The text helps give you the big
picture. Before each class, ask me about the points you didn't follow in the
last class! Go over your HW solutions the day you get them back, debriefing
on your successes and your mistakes. Be happy with the successes, and learn from