Spring 2004
Mathematics 307 Section A1

Theory of Matrices

Class Hours: MWF 10a.m.-10:50a.m.
Instructor: Dr. Ling Long
Office:  452 Carver Hall
Phone: 515-294-8150 (O)
E-mail:  linglong@iastate.edu
Office Hours: M 3:10pm-4pm, WF 11am11:50am  (and by appointment)

Text Book:  Otto Bretscher, Linear Algebra with Applications, 2nd Ed (We will cover Chapters 1-7.)


Objectives:  Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

Tentative Course Schedule:



Time period (in week)

Chapter 1

Linear Equations


Chapter 2

Linear Transformations


Chapter 3

Subspaces of Rn and their Dimensions


  First midterm exam: Feb 20  

Chapter 4

Linear Spaces


Chapter 5

Orthogonality and Least Squares


Chapter 6 Determinants 1.5
  Second midterm exam: April 2  
Chapter 7 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors 2.5







Midterm Exams: There will be two in class midterm exams. The dates for midterms are Feb. 13, Friday and March 26 Friday.
Final: The final will be 120 minutes long. The exact time and location will be posted on this website later.
Homework: Homework assignments  will be collected regularly.
Quizzes: There will be about 10 20-minute quizzes.   No make-up quiz will be given. Only the highest 8 quiz scores will be counted for the quiz grade in the end.  The quizzes mainly consist problems chosen from homework assignments.  No calculator will be allowed for quizzes.






Midterm Exams


Final Exam




Students are encouraged to study and work together but copying each other's work is not acceptable. Any cheating or dishonesty will be treated seriously, especially in an examination, and a grade of zero will usually be given. Final course grade will solely base on the performance on exams, quizzes and homework.

If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact the instructor early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to provide documentation of your disability to the Disability Resources (DR) office, located on the main floor of the Student Services Building, Room 1076, 515-294-6624.