Math 1554 Fall 2017 Course Information

Linear Algebra, Math 1554 Fall 2017 Course Information


HW7 The quiz based on this homework will take place on October 25th (Wednesday).
Read section 4.9 of Lay, and handout on PageRank distributed on via email October 19th, and do the following problems: Handout do the exercise on the last page of the handout (page 10 in the scan), 4.9: 1, 3, 11, 13, 17ad (parts bc are not needed because any square matrix with a zero row has a nontrivial null space).


HW6 The quiz based on this homework will take place on October 11th (Wednesday).
Read section 3.3 of Lay, and do the following problems 3.3: 16, 18, 20, 32b.
1: Show that for any square matrix A the number det(A^T A) is nonnegative.
2: If Q is square matrix and Q Q^T=I, then |det(Q)|=1.
3: If det(A)=2, what is det(A^k) for a nonzero integer k?
Do not forget to do MyMathLab homework (due at midnight on Thursday, October 12th).


HW5 The quiz based on this homework will take place on October 4th (Wednesday).
Read sections 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2 of Lay. Do the following problems 2.8: 11, 21, 22, 32, 36; 2.9: 17, 18, 20, 21, 24; 3.1: 9, 15, 31, 32, 39, 40; 3.2: 20, 27, 28, 32, 34, 35, 36, 40. Do not forget to do MyMathLab homework (due at midnight on Tuesday, October 3rd).


HW4 The quiz based on this homework will take place on September 25th (Monday).
Read sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 of Lay. We skip section 2.4 (which is actually quite useful in applications but we have no time for that). Do the following problems 2.1: 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 28; 2.2: 19, 20, 33; 2.3: 13, 14, 15, 20, 26, 34. Also do #22, 23, 24 from test 1 practice problem list. Do not forget to do MyMathLab homework (due at midnight on Monday, September 25th).


HW3 The quiz based on this homework will take place on September 13th (Wednesday).
Read sections 1.7, 1.8, 1.9 of Lay. We skip sections 1.6 and 1.10 (which contain easy applications of linear algebra). Do the following problems 1.7: 21cd, 22, 26, 28, 36, 37, 38; 1.8: 21ab, 25, 31, 34, 35; 1.9: 23, 24, 26, 29, 30, 35. Do not forget to do MyMathLab homework (due at midnight on Monday, September 11th).


HW2 The quiz based on this homework will take place on September 6th (Wednesday).
Read sections 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 of Lay. Do the following problems 1.3: 21, 23, 24, 25, 32; 1.4: 18, 23, 24, 30, 32. 1.5: 12, 14, 23, 24, 30, 32, 40.
There is no MyMathLab homework this week.


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HW1 The quiz based on this homework will take place on August 30th (Wednesday).
Read sections 1.1, 1.2 of Lay. Do the following problems 1.1: 18, 23, 24, 26; 1.2: 21, 22(except c and e), 24, 29, 30, 31.
Do not forget to do MyMathLab homework (due at midnight on Monday, August 28th).


Instructor: Igor Belegradek

Teaching Assistants by section - name, email and office hours in Clough 280:

Content and Course Objectives: Linear Algebra concepts and methods are fundamental in many problems of Sciences and Engineering. The intellectual goal of the course is to teach you to solve specific problems in Linear Algebra, and help you understand the ideas behind the solutions. An education goal to to help you transition from "elementary" math based on drill and rote learning to "higher" math with more abstract ideas and methods. More details on the course content can be found in the Official Syllabus which we shall follow closely.

Prerequisites: The prerequisites are MATH 1113 (Precalculus) with Minimum Grade of D, or SAT Mathematics 600, or Converted ACT Math 600.

Textbook: Linear Algebra and its applications (5th Edition) by David C. Lay, Steven R. Lay, Judi J. McDonald. Henceforth we refer to the book as Lay.

MyMathLab (MML): Georgia Tech has its own MML custom package for Math 1554 which you need to buy. Do not buy MML from other vendors!

Here is how to register for MML: go to http://www.mymathlab.com, click on student registration, use your Georgia Tech email (or at least the one you will check regularly). Our MyMathLab course ID is belegradek53373. When creating Pearson Account please set your user ID to your T-square ID (as e.g. in gburdell3), which will ease converting grades from MML to T-square. To register you need either to pay or enter the access code purchased elsewhere (namely, bookstore or from the MML previous course at Georgia Tech). You can pay online with a credit card or PayPal. If you need time to arrange payment, you can delay paying for up to two weeks and pick temporary access at registration. Thus you can start using MML immediately. All grades earned with temporary access will convert seemlessly once you register.

MyMathLab (MML) fine print:

Some features of MyMathLab

Homework will come in two varieties: computational (done and graded in MyMathLab) and theoretical (posted at the top of this webpage). Homework will be usually assigned weekly on Monday, and its theoretical portion will not be graded or collected.

Quizzes:

Tests:

Make ups: students who miss a test/quiz due to Georgia Tech sponsored event (such as travel of student athletes) can get it made up. To do so they must bring me a note from appropriate Georgia Tech authority well before the test/quiz.

Grading:

Piazza is an online discussion forum where where you can ask other students (or me if I am available) any questions about the course. You may register here with your Georgia Tech email. The course is Math 1554 (Belegradek). Please be positive and constructive on Piazza. Your identity will be hidden from other students but not from me.

Random thoughts on how to do well in this course:

Needless to say that cheating will not be tolerated. Please report all cheating to me or your TA, and do so promptly.

See the Georgia Tech Honor Code for your rights and obligations.

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