MATH 300, Spring 2004
Linear Algebra
Syllabus
Course description: This course will introduce the basic concepts of Linear Algebra, to include vector spaces, linear transformations, matrix algebra, determinants, diagonalization, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, inner product spaces, and canonical forms. This course will focus primarily on the mathematical aspects of linear algebra, with some time devoted towards applications from economics, physics, biology, and chemistry.
Instructor: Dr. Barry Balof
Office: 236 Olin Hall
Location: 220 Olin Hall Time: MWF 11:50
Textbook: Linear Algebra, 4^{th} Ed., by Friedberg, Insel, and Spence
Homework: Homework will be posted here
As a courtesy to the grader, please staple your homework.
LATE HOMEWORK IS NOT PERMITTED FOR ANY REASON.
Your two lowest daily assignment grades will be dropped in figuring your final grade.
Tests: This class will have three exams as well as the final.
First exam: February 11^{th}
Second exam: March 10^{th}
Third exam: April 26^{th}
Grading: Grading will be on a roughly 908070 scale, with grades apportioned as follows:
Midterm Examinations 
20% each 
Final Examination 
25% 
Homework Assignments 
15% 
Honor Principle: Students are encouraged to discuss the weekly homework assignments with each other and to work together on the course material, however, the work that you turn in must be your own. NO COPYING FROM ANY SOURCE. No collaboration of any kind is permitted on the examinations.
Special Needs: Any student with a disability for whom special accommodations would be helpful is encouraged to discuss this with the instructor as soon as possible.
