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Math 260: Linear Algebra
Instructor: Joe Erickson (erickson@bucks.edu)
Textbook: Linear Algebra: Concepts & Methods, by Anthony & Harvey
Term: Spring 2014


April 22 - Once again, continue to work all Activities, Exercises, and Problems in the sections of the text listed in the assignment sheet linked to below. It is probably not a mystery by now that I tend only to draw exam problems from the Exercises and Problems, and not from the Activities. But the Activities are good practice. Exam #4 will cover sections 7.1 - 7.4, and 8.1. Exam #5 will cover sections 8.2, 8.3, 10.1 - 10.4. We won't get to any Chapter 11 or 12 material, which is "bonus" material that I intended to cover only if time allowed. Finally, Exam #4 has been postponed to May 5. After that, the remaining days we have class are May 7, 12, 14, 16, and 19. The college changed its mind about May 15, so we don't convene on that day as was first announced on February 10. M'kay, that about covers the latest and greatest. Over and out.

April 20 - Exam #3 and its key are in Resources.

April 7 - The exam on Wednesday will cover everything in Chapters 5 and 6 except for section 6.5.2 (on the rank-nullity theorem for matrices). Also Exam #2 and the first half of its key are in Resources, with the rest of the key likely to appear late tonight.

March 30 - The syllabus has been updated to reflect the move of Exam #3 to April 9. It will cover Chapters 5 and 6 (including section 5.1).

March 13 - The rest of the key to Exam #1 is up.

March 11 - Exam #1 and part of its key are now in Resources. The rest of the key will be typeset sometime soon.

March 10 - Exam #2 is scheduled to occur on Monday, March 24. The syllabus indicates what sections it will cover. Regarding Chapter 3 homework, I should say do all Activities, Exercises and Problems except for anything to do with Leontief Input-Output Analysis (section 3.5), which we will not be covering.

March 4 - For Chapter 3 homework, do all "Activities" and "Exercises" and "Problems" in the textbook. Also, I won't be able to return Exam #1 tomorrow. I've simply not been able to find the time to deal with all the grading yet.

February 19 - For Chapter 2 homework, do all "Activities" and "Exercises" in the textbook.

February 16 - Exam #1 will happen on February 24, and Exam #2 will happen on March 12.

February 10 - The College has commanded that we have class on May 14, 15, and 16 (three days in a row!) to make up for the three missed lectures due to weather. The last exam will still happen on May 19. I haven't made up my mind yet whether I will move Exam #1 again, so provisionally it remains on February 19.

February 3 - I've revised the syllabus a little, with Exam #1 now advertised to occur on February 19. Also I've more definitively nailed down what sections of the book each of the five exams are going to cover, and I've updated the assignment sheet correspondingly.

January 28 - I've made some revisions to sections 2.1 and 2.2 of the Notes which I hope simplifies the presentation a bit. I've also updated the assignment sheet linked to below a little.

January 22 - Since class has been canceled today, expect there to be class on Wednesday, May 14, which is a Make-Up Day on the college academic calendar. I might fiddle around with some exam dates on the syllabus in the next few days, but the last exam will still take place on Monday, May 19.

December 1 - The syllabus for the Spring 2014 section N01 course is now available at the link below.

September 24 - The textbook that will be used in the spring has been determined (see above).

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