TR 0930 1045 Boggs B9 Sections D1-D4
Room 105, Skiles
Office hours: Wed 3:30-4:30 or by appointment.
1554 D1 Barg, Daniel M 0905 0955 Skiles 270
1554 D2 Ghanta, Rohan 0905 0955 Skiles 257
1554 D3 Kierzkowski, Cassandra Marie 0905 0955 Skiles 268
1554 D4 Li, Changong 0905 0955 Skiles 269
PLUS recitation instructor Chawla, Prabhav
We will be using
for homework through a joint code for the text. In order to register,
you will need our course id listed below.
Important notes on MML:
If you already have an account on MyMathLab using this combined textbook
within the past 18 months, then you do not need to purchase a new code.
Login to your account on MyMathLab, select the option to add a new course,
and enter our course ID.
If you already have a MyMathLab account that used either the Thomas or the
Lay texbook in the past 18 months, but you were unable to add our course
using the previous step, please send an email to email@example.com and
include the following information:
You should receive a reply within 36 business hours from the Pearson
support team regarding your account status. In the meantime, you can
access our course using the “temporary access” option when registering.
Please do not pay for a new code until you receive a reply from Pearson.
1 Your First and Last Name
2 The email address used to register for MML
3 Your Login ID for MML
4 Our course ID (listed above)
If you do not have a MyMathLab account using the Thomas or Lay textbooks, or
if your account is over 18 months old, you will need to purchase a new code
for our course. Please refer to the registration document, located in the
“Resources” section on t-square, to create your new account.
When signing up for MyMathLab, it will be immensely helpful to me
(for grading purposes) if you will set your STUDENT ID to your USERID for
the GT system (i.e., your T-square USERID, as in “gburdell3”, etc).
MyMathLab comes with an entire electronic version of the textbook; it is
your choice if you would also like to own the textbook in print. You may
purchase a MyMathLab code either from the bookstore or on-line while
registering here . If you prefer to
own a hardcopy
of the text, the bookstore offers packages of MyMathLab combined with a
loose-leaf or hardcover version of the Thomas and/or Lay textbook(s) that
is less expensive than purchasing the text(s) and code separately.
PLEASE NOTE: GEORGIA TECH HAS A SPECIAL CODE PACKAGE THAT INCLUDES BOTH
TEXTBOOKS. THIS CODE CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED THROUGH THE CAMPUS BOOKSTORES
OR DIRECTLY FROM PEARSON. CODES PURCHASED BY OTHER VENDORS WILL NOT WORK!
Linear Algebra and its applications D.C. Ray, S.R. Lay and J.J. McDonald.
An electronic version of the book is available from
I promise you lots of examples, colorful drawings and a lively discussion of
the important topics of this class. For more details, see
SAT Math score 600 or MATH 1113 Precalculus.
MATH 1553, MATH 1554, MATH 1564 and MATH 4305 are equivalent and only one
can be taken for credit.
There are two in-class (during recitation) midterm exams on Wednesday
February 21 and Wednesday March 28. I do not accept make-up exams unless
there is a serious documented reason. You may not use calculators, notes
or any powered devices during the exam. Please note that you can only take
your midterm exam in the section that you have been assigned. If you take
a midterm in another section, you will receive a 0/100. You can find which
section you are assigned to from t-square.
Calculators or notes or powered devices are not allowed in the final exam.
Conflict in final exams means having 3 final exams in the same day. In that
case, you can reschedule the one in the middle. In case of a final exam
conflict, I need a two week advance notice to accomodate your
IS YOUR GRADE FAIR?
Please keep in mind that:
All problems in the homework, midterms and the final exam will be from the
book and sometimes even from your assigned homework problems or
from examples that the book works out explicitly. So, you do not need older
practice exams. If you can do the problems of the book, you have mastered
the class and deserve an A.
Each problem is graded by the same TA/lecturer for the entire class.
This eliminates any the differences in grading style.
There is a clear minimum average grade which quarantees you one of the
letter grade, see below.
But still, is your letter grade fair? What if you put all that effort and
did not get the grade that you deserved? From a fellow student
perspective, you may search
reddit for comments of students who took this class in the past.
You are welcome to add your own comments on a new thread.
Although attendance is not mandatory for the lectures and the recitations,
you are strongly encouraged to attend. Students who do not attend
the lectures statistically do below average--and usually end up with a C or
lower grade. Attendance is an important part of learning. During the
lectures, you should turn all powered devices (including phones, laptops,
music players) off.
The final course grade will be calculated according to the
If the average course grade (out of 100) is
Homework : 10 %
Midterms : 25, 30 %
Final Exam : 35 %
- at least 80, then you will get an A,
- at least 70, then you will get a B or A,
- at least 60, then you will get a C, B or A,
- at least 50, then you will get a D, C, B or A,
- if your final exam grade is less than 40, then you will
get an F.
ACADEMIC HONOR CODE
All students are required to review and accept the Honor Code
of Georgia Tech, which may be found
You are not allowed to use calculators, formula sheets, notes or texts
during the midterms and final exams.
Identification is required in taking tests.
January 8, first day of class.
January 15, School Holiday.
February 21, Midterm I.
March 14, Last day to withdraw with W.
March 19-23, Spring Break.
March 28, Midterm II.
April 24, Last Day of Classes.
May 3, Thursday 11:30-2:20 final exam L2 Howey Physics
May 7 (Monday), Grades due.
Homework is posted, collected and graded on
mymathlab . You cannot receive any
credit for missed homework. Homework which is past due, is not available
for you to view in mymathlab.