# Math 4242 : Applied Linear Algebra

## Fall 2014

### Vincent Hall 2, MWF 12:20-1:20

Instructor: Michael Lesnick

mlesnick [at] ima.umn.edu

Office: Lind Hall 358

Office Hours (tentative schedule): Wed. 1:30-2:30, Thurs. 4:30-5:30, Fri. 11:00-12:00, and by appointment

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Assigned Homework

Linear Algebra Resources

**Exam Dates**:

Fri. Oct. 10,

Fri. Nov. 14,

Wed. Dec 10 (last day of classes).

**About this Course**:

Linear algebra is ** everywhere ** in modern science, mathematics,
statistics, and engineering. A solid knowledge of the subject
is essential for doing serious work in most quantitative fields.

The main goal of this course is to help students develop a strong
theoretical foundation in linear algebra.
Though our focus will be on fundamentals, we will also discuss some applications and touch on computational questions.

**Prerequisites**:

Students should already have had some exposure
linear algebra at the level of MATH 2373 or MATH 2243. We will
review the basics, but will quickly move on to new things.

**Required Textbook**:

** Meyer, Matrix Analysis and Applied Linear Algebra. ** We will
cover most of chapters 1-7. Here is the errata.

**Grading**:

75%: Three midterm exams (25% each)

25%: Weekly quizzes. Lowest 2 quiz scores will
be dropped.

**Homework**:

Homework will be assigned each week but not collected.
Instead, the weekly quizzes will consist of problems very similar to the homework problems.
If you can do the homework problems, you should have no trouble with the quizzes.