F2011: MAS4105 6137 LINEAR.ALGEBRA.1 5th, MWF LIT221 (NW), Tues LIT205 (SE)
Prof. Jonathan King squash@ufl.edu (Dept. of Mathematics)
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Office: 402 Little Hall (Top floor, NE corner) 392-0281 x270.
[If I am not in the office then it is best to EMAIL me; I rarely pick-up
phone messages. If urgent then telephone to the secretaries at
392-0281.x221 and they can contact me at home.
Office hours: http://www.math.ufl.edu/~squash/info.jksched.html
My OHs will v*a*r*y during the semester, so please check the webpage.
Currently, OHs are: Mond.: 7th. Wedn.: 7th,9th.
PREREQUISITE: MAC 2313 or 3474 (Calculus 3) and
>>> either MAS 3300 (Numbers and Polynomials) or MHF 3202 (Sets and Logic)
Course pages: http://www.math.ufl.edu/~squash/teaching.html
http://www.math.ufl.edu/~squash/course.linalg.2011t.html
ARCHIVE: >> Please keep our archive private to our class. <<
To post to our class (and me), email to
Lina-L@lists.ufl.edu (POST Lina)
TEXT: "Linear Algebra" (4th edition),
Authors: Friedberg, Insel, Spence. ISBN: 978-0130084514
Year: 2003 Publisher: Prentice Hall
We will cover chapters 1-6, adjoining certain topics not in the text, and skipping
some. (We will skip 6.9, 6.10 "Special theory of Relativity" and "Rayleigh Quotient")
My lectures will COMPLEMENT the text, rather than parrot it.
I EXPECT MY STUDENTS TO READ THE TEXT INDEPENDENTLY.
There will be reading assignments from WIKIPEDIA and other online sources.
EXAMS: In addition to "pop" quizzes, there will be a prereq exam and
3 other in-class exams. There will be NO final exam; rather, a /typed/
final project, due >> Friday, 9Dec2011. <<
My course has a class-participation grade, and attendance is REQUIRED.
TENTATIVE exam schedule for AUTUMNN 2010:
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Mini-Exam A: Prereq: Wednesday, 24Aug2011 [Induction,
basic proof techniques, High School math, basic Calc, Math-Greek Alphabet]
Exam-B: TBD. ...
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HOMEWORK: Due: Monday, 29Aug: Please read 1.1-1.5.
Due Wednesday, 31Aug: Carefully write-up and hand-in: P.12: 1, 12, 17, 22.
In general, you will do homework by /POSTING TO OUR ARCHIVE/,
rather than on paper. This way, we all benefit.
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CLASS-PHOTO DAY: Monday, 29Aug2011. Look sharp! Please
bring name-card with (optional but useful) your telephone number.
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Letters-of-recommendation (LORs): I base LOR substantially
on how a student "thinks on his feet".
I generally ask that students have had /two/ courses with me
before asking for a LOR. See
http://www.math.ufl.edu/~squash/teaching.html#namelor
for important details.
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