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MA 305 "Introductory Linear Algebra and Matrices" Spring 2017


Instructor: Dr. Hoon Hong, SAS (Math/Stat) 3274, hong@ncsu.edu, Office Hour: Tue/Thu 4:30-5:30 PM
TA1: Ju Wang SAS 4117, jwang74@ncsu.edu, Office Hour: Mon/Fri 2:00-3:30 PM
TA2: Emily (Meng) Zhang SAS 4125, mzhang22@ncsu.edu, Office Hour: Mon/Wed 10:30-12:00

Textbook: No textbook will be used. The lecture is self-contained.
Reference: Optional. Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications, by Richard Hill. Third Edition. 1996.
Objectives: Learn how to solve and apply linear system of equations, using vector-matrix notations.
Prerequisites: MA 241 (Credit is not allowed for both MA 305 and MA 405)

Computational Homeworks: HW1, HW1 Answers, HW2, HW2 Answers, HW3, HW3 Answers
Supplement: Pioneers of Matrix Decomposition, ImageCompression.mw, class.jpg, Watermark.mw, original.jpg, watermark.jpg, Convolution.pdf

Grading: The letter grade will be determined from the total numeric grade as follows:
Letter Grade A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
Total Numeric Grade >= 97 >= 93 >= 90 >= 87 >= 83 >= 80 >= 77 >= 73 >= 70 >= 67 >= 63 >= 60 < 60

The total numeric grade will be the sum of several numeric grades as follows:
Type Midterm 1 Midterm 2 Midterm 3 Final Attendance Total
Max Numeric grade 20 20 20 35 5 100

Tests:
Midterm 1     Feb 9 (Thu). Answer
Midterm 2     Mar 21 (Tue). Answer
Midterm 3     Apr 20 (Thu). Answer
Final May 9 (Tue) 8-11 AM

All tests are closed book/notes.
You should bring calculators to the tests.
However, you are NOT allowed to bring computer algebra systems such as Maple to the tests.
Attendance: Required .
The attendance grade is calculated as "5 * the number of attended classes / the total number of classes".
Seats will be assigned by TA from the 2nd week of the semester.
TA will check the attendance every class.
If you have an official excuse, then give it to the TA and ask the TA to remove the absence mark from the record.
Neither instructor nor TA will provide extra-help on missed lectures, unless there is an official excuse.
Attitude: You must not harm others by talking (even quietly) during the lecture unless the instructor gave you the permission to do so.
Each violation will cause 0.5 penalty to your attendance grade.

University Regulations: We are required to adhere to University Policy and Regulations.
You are strongly recommended to read the regulations to learn about your rights and duties. In particular,
Absences and Missed works
Disability Accomodation
Code of Student Conduct

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