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:  5152948150 (O) 
Email:  linglong@iastate.edu 
Office Hours: 
M 
Text Book: Otto Bretscher, Linear Algebra with Applications, 2nd Ed (We will cover Chapters 17.)
Objectives: Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
Tentative Course Schedule:

Topics 
Time period (in week) 
Chapter 1 
Linear Equations 
2 
Chapter 2 
Linear Transformations 
2 
Chapter 3 
Subspaces of Rn and their Dimensions 
2 
First midterm exam: Feb 20  
Chapter 4 
Linear Spaces 
1.5 
Chapter 5 
Orthogonality and Least Squares 
2.5 
Chapter 6  Determinants  1.5 
Second midterm exam: April 2  
Chapter 7  Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors  2.5 
Grading:
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 20minute quizzes. No
makeup quiz will be given. Only the highest 8 quiz scores will be counted for the
quiz grade in the end. 
Grading 
Quizzes 
Midterm Exams (50%) 
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, 5152946624.