COURSE OUTLINE

MATH 2222.03,  Winter 2001

Time:        T/R  10:00--11:30
Location:   S203 R

INSTRUCTOR:     Yun Gao,
Office:                   Ross S624,
Telephone:             736-2100 ext. 33952
e-mail:                   ygao@yorku.ca

OFFICE HOURS:    Tuesdays and Thursdays:  11:30--12:30,  13:30--14:30  or  by appointment.

REQUIRED TEXT:

       H. Anton & C. Rorres, Elementary Linear Algebra   Application Version,  Eighth Edition,

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

Linear transformations and their representation by matrices, change of basis and similarity,
eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, inner product spaces, orthogonality, the Gram-Schmidt algorithm, least squares approximations, abstract vector spaces, various applications.

Prerequisite:  AS/SC/MATH 1025 3.0 or AS/SC/AK/MATH 2221 3.0.

MATH LAB:   Assistance with mathematical questions on the course or the homework is available
                      at the ``Mathematics and Statistics Laboratory'',  room S525 Ross,
                      beginning on Tuesday, February 27,   weekdays 10:00--15:00.

SYLLABUS:   We will study the following sections:
                      Chapter 5:   sections 4 - 6;
                      Chapter 6:   sections 1 - 5;
                      Chapter 7:   sections 1 - 3;
                      Chapter 8:   sections 1 - 5;
                      Chapter 9:   section  3

HOMEWORK:   You are expected to do  all of the assigned homework. Experience has shown that the only    way to learn math is to do it - math is not a spectator sport!   The amount you learn in this course and the grade you receive will be proportional to the amount of time you spend doing problems.

To see all homework problems,  click here.

EXAMS:    There will be four quizzes, one in-class midterm test and the final exam.

    Quizzes:              10:45 a.m. March  8,  22,  April   19,  May  3.
    Midterm exam:    10:30 a.m. April  5.

MARKS:    The final exam will count as 40% of your mark, the midterm exam will count as 30% of your mark and the quizzes will count as 10% of your mark (best 3 of the 4 quizzes).

MISSED EXAMS:    There will be no make-up exams for missed quizzes or missed in-class exams. Upon presentation of documentation of a valid excuse, the corresponding percentage of the final mark will be added to the final exam. With no presentation of such documentation a grade of zero will be entered for the missed quiz or exam.

IMPORTANT DATES:
                                   Add deadline with my permission:   March 23.
                                   Drop deadline:   April 12.

HELPFUL LINKS:
             York Undergraduate Math Program
             Math Lab
             Linear Algebra Sites