DRAFT SYLLABUS (I will need to clarify the status of calculators) (I will also need to clarify what the nature of homework will be) 800:076 01 11:00 a.m. MWF WRT 008 Spring Semester 2007 Linear Algebra for Applications ********Reasonable accommodations will be made for all students with a qualified disability. All requests for accommodations from students claiming disabilities must be processed through the Office of Disability Services, 213 Student Services Center (273-2676). ************************************************** Text: Poole, D. Linear Algebra, A Modern Introduction, Second Edition. Brooks/Cole. Pacific Grove. 2006. The TI-86 Calculator is required???. Other calculators may be allowed, but you are responsible for getting the necessary functionality out of them???. There may be tests or quizzes where specific calculators, or any calculators, are not permitted. Instructor: Campbell, R. B. Wright 328. x-32447 e-mail: campbell Office hours: Unless there is excessive demand, office hours will not be restricted to specified times. You may either catch me after class, call me on the phone, or leave an e-mail message to find a time that is mutually convenient. (I shall generally be available at 10:00 a.m. MWF.) There will be three tests worth 100 points each and a final worth between 100 and 200 points. Tentative test dates are: chapters 1,2 02 February 100 chapter 3 02 March 100 chapters 4,5 13 April 100 topics from chapters 6,7; comprehensive 01 May 125? (The coverage and dates are tentative. I reserve the right to omit sections of the text and/or provide supplementary material, including material from chapters/sections not listed.) There will also be about 10 quizzes worth 7 points each on the Fridays when there is not a test (there will be no quiz on April 27); the best seven will be added to your point total (i.e., 49 possible points). There will be no make-up quizzes. Homework will be be collected every Monday.??? [If homework is collected,] Homework will in some manner contribute 50 possible points to your point total. Attendance is not a component of your point total, but it is a courtesy to me to send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) when you cannot attend class. On Friday, January 12, I shall pass around a seating plan where you will indicate where you will sit for the remainder of the semester. I hope that this will facilitate my learning of your names and your learning of each other. Although I (as a representative of the faculty) and the library are two important reasons for coming to UNI to learn instead of reading books at home, your peers are also a valuable resource. This is the second edition of this text, it is not perfect. I shall try to draw to your attention any inaccuracies I notice. You are invited to draw errata to my attention. You are also invited to correct any mistakes I make in lecture. This handout has been prepared using PC-Write. You should learn to use a word processor before you graduate. (It has been revised using the TPU texteditor on ICEMAN/COBRA/VIPER, textedit on a Sun, and Kedit under debian Linux.) Linear Algebra provides a useful framework for much of higher mathematics, mathematics which describes what happens in several dimensions. This course is also used as a vehicle to introduce you to the concept of proof. In the event of a fire [alarm], Wright Hall may be exited by the stairwells which are located at each end (north and south) of the building. Fire extinguishers are located near each stairwell on each floor. In the event of a tornado, go to the corridor on the floor where your class is meeting, there is not room for everybody to gather on the ground floor if classes are in session. Do not remain on the third (top) floor in the event of a tornado. University of Northern Iowa is an equal opportunity educator and employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action.