Linear Algebra, Fall 2012

Class Times MWF 11:30 am -12:20 pm
Class Room ED 401
Instructor Hirotachi Abo
E-mail abo at
Office 315 Brink Hall
Phone (208)885-7042
Office Hours M 3:30-4:20 pm and by appointment

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You must have a mastery of MATH 160 or 170 material to proceed.


Title Linear Algebra and its applications (4th edition)
Author David C. Lay
Publisher Addison Wesley
Year Published 2011
Book ID 0201709708


Linear algebra is one of the most important parts of modern mathematics. In addition, its applications continue to spread more and more fields. The purpose of this course is to present the principal topics of linear algebra and to illustrate the power of this subject through a variety of applications.

This course is a transitional course, in which a mathematical argument and the construction of the proof are introduced.


Grades will be based on homework, exams and projects weighted as follows:

Points Dates
Homework 100 Fridays
Exam 1 100 09/14/12
Exam 2 100 10/12/12
Exam 3 100 11/14/12
Final Exam 200 12/12/12 (10:00-12:00pm)

The grading scheme is the following:

A 100-88 B 86-75 C 73-61 D 59-50 F 49-0


Homework will be assigned and collected weekly.


There will be two or three one hour exames. These exames will be based on chapter material and homework problems.

Last Updated: August 13, 2012 by Hirotachi Abo