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

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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 (campbell@math.uni.edu) 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

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.  

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