MATH 201 - Fall 2017

## MATH 201: Linear Algebra Fall 2017

### Section 3

Professor: Angélica Osorno
Office: Library 305
Phone: x5093 (503-517-5093)

This is the course information website for section F03 of Math 201: Linear Algebra.
All other material for the class will be posted on the Moodle page.

### General Information

#### Schedule

• Lecture: MWF 12:00-12:50pm, Library 204.
• Office hours: M 11:00-11:50am, W 4:00-5:00pm, Th 3:00-4:00pm; you can also make an appointment or stop by my office. If my door is open, you are welcome in.
Text: Linear Algebra, Third edition, by Jim Hefferon. Full text available here.

Course description: A brief introduction to field structures, followed by presentation of the algebraic theory of finite dimensional vector spaces. Topics include linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalization. Geometry of inner product spaces is examined in the setting of real and complex fields.

Problem sets: Homework will be due at noon on Tuesdays and Fridays. No late problem sets will be accepted, but the lowest score will be dropped. Please order and staple your solutions. Solutions should be written neatly or typeset and should use complete sentences. An ideal solution is written as an explanation meant for other students in the class. Problems in the homework will be graded according to the following scale:
• 5 - perfect
• 4 - minor mistakes
• 3 - major mistake, right idea
• 2 - wrong but contains a significant idea
• 1 - wrong but contains a relevant idea
• 0 - none of the above
Collaboration policy: You are welcome to work on homework together, this is a great way of learning. But YOU MUST WRITE UP YOUR OWN SOLUTIONS INDEPENDENTLY. For total disclosure, write the names of your collaborators and tutors.

Exams: There will be two take-home exams and a final exam.
• Exam 1: during 4th week (details TBA).
• Exam 2: during 9th week (details TBA).
• Final Exam: During exam week
Participation: I expect you to actively engage in conversations in class by asking questions and participating in classroom discussions.