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Math 1600A, Linear Algebra I, Fall 2019

Class Times:

Section Instructor Days Time Location
001 Riley MWF 8:30-9:30 SH-3345
002 Steiner MWF 10:30-11:30 NCB-113

Tutorials:

1 hour per week.  The TA will review material from the course, answer questions, and run group activities.  You must attend (only) the tutorial you are registered for (see your schedule).  Tutorials meet for the first time in the second full week (starting September 16th).  Both lecture sections share the following seven tutorial sections:

Section TA Day Time Location
003 Behesti/Omanovic W 12:30-1:30 SSC-3010
004 Cizek/Omanovic Th 2:30-3:30 AHB-1B08
005 Chaves/Tarkeshian Th 11:30-12:30 SSC-3014
006 Tarkeshian/Velivasakis W 3:30-4:30 AHB-1B08
007 Cizek/Mavinkurve Th 12:30-1:30 SSC-3006
008 Chaves/Mavinkurve W 11:30-12:30 SSC-3014
009 Behesti/Velivasakis W 1:30-2:30 UC-3220

Help Centre:

2:30-6:30pm, weekdays, location MC 15B. (This is the common help centre for all first year math courses.)


Instructors:

Office Hours Office email @ uwo.ca
Riley

M 9:30-10:30

Tu 10:30-11:30

MC 136 dmriley
Steiner

M 11:30-12:30

Tu 11:30-12:30

MC 119 asteine9

 


Prerequisites:

One or more of Ontario Secondary School MCV4U, Mathematics 1229A/B, Calculus 1000A/B or 1500A/B, the former Calculus 1100A/B. Calculus 1000A/B or 1500A/B may be taken as a pre- or corequisite.

Antirequisites:

Applied Mathematics 1411A/B, 2811B, the former Linear Algebra 1600A/B. 


Course Website: 

Important announcements and documents will be posted on OWL. Visit this page regularly for up to date information.

Textbook:

The textbook, D. Poole, Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction, custom coursepack, is available at the bookstore.  It should be possible to find used copies as well.

There is also a "Student Solutions Manual" but it is not required.

Course Outline:

Properties and applications of vectors; matrix algebra; solving systems of linear equations; determinants; vector spaces; orthogonality; eigenvalues and eigenvectors.


Exam Schedule:

Midterm 1 7:00-8:30pm, Oct. 8 
Midterm 2 7:00-8:30pm, Nov. 15 
Final Exam TBA by Registrar
 

Classroom Assignment for Midterms:

Room Last Name
HSB 236 ADAM-FARO
HSB 240 FENG-LASI
HSB 35 LATI-NI
HSB 9 NIDE-RAPA
FNB 1240 RAVA-WAND
FNB 1250 WANG-ZWAR

You locate your classroom assignment for Midterm 1 and 2 in the above table by locating where your last name appears (in alphabetical order).


Evaluation:

Tutorial  10%
Homework 10%
Midterm Exams 2x20%
Final Exam 40%
Exam conflicts: If you know ahead of time that you are unable to attend a midterm or final exam, you must let your instructor know at least two weeks in advance so alternative arrangements can be made.  See also the University's policy on final exam conflicts.
Accommodation of missed work: No late assignments will be accepted. If you are granted accommodation by your Dean's Office for a missed course component, the following grade reweightings will apply.  For each missed assignment or tutorial, the number of assignments or tutorials used to calculate that portion of your course mark will be reduced by one. For one missed midterm exam, there will be no make-up exam: the 20% weight will be redistributed equally between the remaining midterm exam (now 30%) and final exam (now 50%). For a missed final exam, a make-up final exam will be set by the Department of Mathematics.

Common Course Policies:

Common policies for all undergraduate courses in the Department of Mathematics can be found by clicking here.