Saint Joseph's College Semester 992
Instructor: Karen E. Donnelly. Office: 2nd Floor Computer Center
Office Phone: 6297 Home Phone: 866-8997 email alias karend
Office Hours: Monday 1:00 -- 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 -- 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday 10:00 -- 10:50 a.m.
Thursday 9:00 -- 11:00 a.m.
Friday 10:00 -- 10:50 a.m. or contact for an appt.
1. Hill, Richard. Elementary Linear Algebra, 3rd Ed. Philadelphia: Saunders College Publishing. 1994
2. Donnelly, Karen E. MATLAB Manual: Computer Laboratory Exercises. Philadelphia: Saunders College Publishing. 1995
1. The investigation of fundamental concepts of linear algebra and matrices including:
b) Fundamentals of matrices and matrix operations.
c) Vector space theory.
d) Linear transformations.
e) Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization
f) Numerical computation.
1. Systems of Linear Equations, Matrix fundamentals. (Chapter 1)
2. Determinants. (Chapter 2)
3. Vectors in Rn (Chapter 3)
4. Vector Space Concepts. (Chapter 3)
5. Linear Transformations. (Chapter 4)
6. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Diagonalization (Chapter 5)
Assignments, Quizzes: 30%
Three Exams: 40%
Final Exam 20%
Attendance and Participation: 10%
Expectations and Requirements:
Special Note: If you are a student with a disability,
please meet with me immediately to discuss the accommodations you will
need during class activity, examinations, and out of class assignments
in order to participate fully and demonstrate your abilities.
1. Preparation, attendance, and participation. Attend all classes and arrive to class on time. You are expected to be mentally ready to be an active participant in class. This means that you must:
a) Keep up with reading assignments. To receive the maximum grade on attendance and participation the student must read assignments prior to class discussions on the topic and be prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions.
b) Review notes from previous class(es) prior to the next class as well as promptly begin and continue work on assignments as they are assigned. Assignments are to be submitted by the specified due date. Late assignments will not be accepted without permission. If permission is given, the following penalties will be assigned:
2 days late: 20% reduction
3 days late: 30% reduction
Not accepted after 3 days late.
a) Ask questions in class. (More than likely other students do not understand as well.)
b) Seek individual help from the instructor. I am more than willing
to give you the extra help you may need. Come in during office hours or
make an appointment. Tutoring (free) can also be arranged.
3. Academic Honesty: Plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty
on any assignments, tests, or quizzes will not be tolerated. If the instructor
finds that a student has engaged in dishonesty, the student may be referred
to the Dean of Academic Affairs for appropriate action.
4. Quizzes and Exams: Students are expected to be present for
all exams. No exams or quizzes may be made up unless
the student has contacted the instructor and received permission prior
to the date of the original exam or quiz. This includes students
participating in athletics who must arrange to take the quiz or exam on
or before the scheduled date.
5. Assignments: Assignments, unless otherwise specified by the
instructor, are to be completed individually. While students are encouraged
to consult each other for ideas for assignments, the solutions should
be completed individually. Any help one student gives another should be
instructional help only. If the instructor feels that a student has not
completed an assignment individually, the instructor may question the student
on that assignment. The student should be able to explain how he/she worked
the problem and should be able to work similar problems.
The above content and requirements are tentative and subject to change according to time constraints and other factors as determined by the instructor.