COURSE OUTLINE

MATH 2222.03,  Winter 2002

Time:        T/R  10:00--11:30
Location:   SLH  B

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

OFFICE HOURS:    Tuesdays and Thursdays:  4:00--5:00pm  or  by appointment.

REQUIRED TEXT:

       W. Keith  Nicholson, Elementary Linear Algebra     First  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/AK/MATH 1021 3.0 or 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 Monday, January 14,   weekdays 10:30--15:30.

SYLLABUS:   We will study the following sections:
                      Chapter 4:   sections 1 - 10
                      Chapter 5:   sections 1 - 7

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 two in-class midterm tests and a comprehensive final exam.

    Test 1:              10:30 a.m.  Thursday, January 31.
    Test 2:              10:30 a.m.  Tuesday,  March 5.

MARKS:    The final exam will count as 40% of your mark and the midterm tests will count as 30% each.

MISSED TESTS:    There will be no make-ups for  missed in-class tests. 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 tests.

IMPORTANT DATES:
                                   Add deadline with my permission:   January 25.
                                   Drop deadline:   March 1.

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