Welcome
to the Course Page of
SC/MATH 1025 3.0 Applied Linear Algebra SU 2006 

Department of Mathematics and Statistics 

August 29:  Please click here to see your final exam mark and unofficial letter grade 
for the course. Also, please note that your official grade will be sent to you  
by the Registrar's Office upon the approval by the Senate.  
August 14:  Please note that I will be holding an additional office hour for last minute questions 
on Tuesday, August 15 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM.  
August 01:  Please note that Test #3 papers will be returned in the class on Wednesday, 
August 02.  
The Final Examination for the course will take place on Thursday, August 17  
from 9:00 to 12:00 PM in SLH B.  
Practice Problems Set for Chapter 7:  
Section 7.1: 1ab, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  
Section 7.2: 8  11, 18, 19, 20.  
June 21:  We will write Test #3 at the beginning of the lecture period on Wednesday, 
July 26th from 10:30 to 11:30 in two class rooms, as follows:  
 surname starting with A  K: CLH J  
 surname starting with L  Z: CLH H.  
On the test you will be responsible for all the material covered in class from  
Sections 3.3 3.5, 4.1  4.3 and 5.1 of the textbook.  
Practice Problems Set for Chapter 5:  
Section 5.1: 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 22  
Section 5.2: 1, 5, 7, 10, 11, 15, 19  
Section 5.3: 1, 2, 5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16.  
June 12:  Please note that the next two tutorials for the course will be held on 
Tuesdays, July 18 and July 25 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM in N501 Ross.  
The next week I will also be holding an office hour on Tuesday, July 18  
from 4:00 to 5:00 PM instead of Wednesday, July 19.  
Practice Problems Set for Chapter 4:  
Section 4.1: 1, 3, 9, 10, 11, 15, 23  
Section 4.2: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8  
Section 4.3: 2, 4, 8  14.  
June 04:  Please note that Test #2 papers will be returned in the class on Wednesday, 
July 05.  
June 21:  We will write Test #2 during the lecture period on Wednesday, June 28th 
from 10:30 to 11:30 in two class rooms, as follows:  
 surname starting with A  K: CLH J  
 surname starting with L  Z: CLH H.  
On the test you will be responsible for all the material covered in class from  
Sections 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3 (up to orthogonal  
vectors (exclusive)) of the textbook.  
Practice Problems Set for Chapter 3:  
Section 3.1: 3  6. 9, 10, 15  
Section 3.2: 3, 4  
Section 3.3: 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 25  
Section 3.4: 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 17  
Section 3.5: 4, 5, 8, 13, 14, 20, 22, 23, 25, 30, 35, 39.  
June 09:  Practice Problems Set for Chapter 2: 
Section 2.1: 1  4, 10, 11, 17, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29  
Section 2.2: 2, 3, 4  11, 12  
Section 2.3: 4, 5, 7, 8  11, 12, 15  
Section 2.4: 1(abc), 2(abc), 10, 11, 17.  
June 05:  Please note that Test #1 papers will be returned in the class on Wednesday, 
June 07.  
May 26:  Please note that there are no classes the next week. York University will 
be hosting The 2006 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  
May 19:  Practice Problems Set for Sections 1.4 and 1.5: 
1.4: 4, 7  11, 13  20, 23  
1.5: 1, 2, 6  8, 10, 13  
1.6: 1  20  
1.7: 1, 2(b), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15.  
We will write Test #1 during the lecture period on Wednesday, May 24th  
from 11:30 to 12:30 in two class rooms, as follows:  
 surname starting with A  K: CLH H  
 surname starting with L  Z: CLH J.  
On the test you will be responsible for all the material covered in class  
from Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4.  
May 12:  Practice Problems Set for Section 1.3: 
1  6, 11, 12, 13, 15  17, 20.  
May 06:  Please note that Tutorials for the course will start on Wednesday, May 10. 
As it was announced in the class on Wednesday, the tutorials will take place  
on Wednesdays from 14:00 to 15:00 in S105 Ross. Tutorials are optional.  
There is no need to register.  
Practice Problems Set for Sections 1.1 and 1.2:  
1.1: 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12  
1.2: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30, 31, 32.  
May 03:  Welcome! 
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Lectures:  Days, Time and Room:  Wednesday 10:3013:30, CLH J 
Instructor:  Name:  Dr. Iulduz Raguimov 
Office:  S512 Ross Building  
Phone:  x66092  
Office Hours:  W 15:3016:30, R 16:0017:00, also by appointment  
Email:  raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca  
Tutorials:  Days, Time and Room:  Wednesday 14:0015:00, S105 Ross 
TA:  Name:  TBA 
Email:  TBA  
Grading  Three ClassTests:  20% each 
Final Examination:  40% 
Course Description:
Topics include systems of linear
equations, general matrix algebra, determinants, vector space concepts for
Euclidean nspace (e.g., linear dependence and independence, basis, dimension,
linear transformations, etc.), and an introduction to eigenvalues and
eigenvectors.
The course gives a oneterm intensive introduction to linear algebra,
with emphasis on its applications. It is particularly appropriate for students
taking Science or Engineering programs which require one term’s worth of linear
algebra.
For a more detailed list of topics with references to the
textbook, please see Course Schedule.
Textbook: 
Elementary Linear Algebra Applications Version, Ninth Edition 
by Howard Anton and Chris Rorres, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2005  
ISBN 0471669598.  
Course Prerequisites:  OAC Algebra and Geometry, or 12U Geometry and Discrete 
Mathematics.  
Degreecredit  AS/SC/AK/MATH 1021 3.0, or AS/SC/MATH 2021 3.0, 
Exclusions:  or AS/SC/AK MATH 2221 3.0. 
Important Dates:  May 03: Classes commence. 
May 12: Last date to enrol in the course without my permission.  
May 19: Last date to enrol in the course with my permission.  
July 04: Last date to drop the course without receiving a grade.  
August 02: Last day of classes.  
August 0818: Examination period. 
(subject to any changes announced in class)
WEEK 
SECTIONS 
COMMENTS 
May 3  Introduction, 1.1, 1.2  Classes begin on Wednesday, May 03. 
May 10  1.2, 1.3  
May 17  1.4, 1.5  
May 24  1.6, Test #1  Test #1 will take place on Wednesday, May 24. 
May 31  No classes  
June 7  1.7, 2.1, 2.2  
June 14  2.3, 2.4, 3.1  
June 21  3.2, 3.3  
June 28  3.4, Test #2  Test #2 will take place on Wednesday, June 28. 
July 5  3.5, 4.1  
July 12  4.2, 4.3  
July 19  5.1, 5.2, 5.3  
July 26  5.3, 7.1, Test #3  Test #3 will take place on Wednesday, July 26. 
August 2  7.2, Review  Classes end Wednesday, August 02. 
August 818  Final Examination  Thursday, August 17 from 9:00 to 12:00 PM in SLH B. 
Throughout the term, the everyday homework assignment is to do as many of the problems from the textbook as you find necessary to develop your understanding of the course material. These will not be collected for grading and hence will not directly affect your grade. While these will not directly affect your grade, it is extremely important that you complete as many problems as possible. Do not memorize them. Rather, learn how to solve problems like them. There is nothing like a bit of computation to strengthen understanding in mathematics! Successful students must keep up with homework and seek help for points they do not understand as soon as possible. Do not fall behind! It is recommended to read the relevant sections of the textbook before every class. Next to the classes, working out the answers to the problems the most important preparation for the tests and exam that will contain for the most part but not exclusively, questions very similar to those from the textbook. I will regularly make specific suggestions concerning problems to do or to avoid. It is quite practical to work on your own or together in small groups. Each student should do at least two hours of independent study for every lecture hour. The amount you learn in this course and the grade you receive will be proportional to the amount of time you spend working on problems.
Please
turn off all cell phones and pagers before entering the lecture hall. For
tests and exam cell phones, digital dictionaries, palms,
pagers,
computers, and hats with large peaks are not allowed.
All such devices as well
as all books, papers, knapsacks, and briefcases must be left at the front of the
lecture hall. Anyone caught with electronic devices will be charged with
Academic Dishonesty (see the next page). The only
items you may have at your seat are pens, pencils, student ID, a
nongraphing, nonprogrammable calculator and
purses.
You are responsible for all material covered in lectures.
Note: You may not use graphing
or programmable calculators on the tests and final
exam. Photo
identification and signingin are required at all tests and
exam.
The composition of the final grade is as follows:
Three ClassTests
(60 minutes each written tests held in lecture period):
20% each (Tentative
dates for the tests: Wednesdays May 24, June
28 and
July 26).
Final Examination (threehour exam scheduled by the Registrar's
Office):
40%
of the overall grade, will take place on Thursday, August 17 from 9:00 to 12:00
PM in SLH B.
All testmarks you receive should be interpreted as raw scores and not
"percentages". The statistics of scores will be announced for all tests. Cutoff
for converting midterm scores into letter grades will be announced prior to the
drop date. Students have seven days from the date of the return of a test paper
to appeal their marks. Some test papers
(randomly selected) are photocopied before they are handed back, so we can
detect subsequent alterations. The lowest mark obtained on any classtest will be replaced by the mark on the final exam if the final exam
mark is higher.
Makeup Policy:
No
permission will be given to a student to write tests
in advance of their scheduled dates. No makeups will be done for the classtests. Missed tests will be
counted as zero, except under extreme circumstances.
If an
acceptable reason, with appropriate documentation, is given for having missed
test, the mark for that test will be determined by the final examination mark.
What is an acceptable reason? A brief note from a doctor is not acceptable,
because some doctors will write such notes without careful consideration. What
is needed from the doctor is a detailed, typed and signed letter, indicating
what the illness was, and also why that illness prevented the student from
writing the test. I also may require a telephone conversation with the
doctor to verify matters, so the student will have to give the doctor a
permission to discuss the matter with me.
At the same time,
missing tests
is extremely dangerous and not recommended. As experience has shown,
students who miss class tests because of some 'mysterious
illnesses' will usually average 30% on the final exam.
A student who misses the final examination will be
allowed to write a makeup exam only if both
of the following conditions are met:
1)
the student notifies me (raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca)
or the Department of Mathematics and
Statistics (Undergraduate Office, N502/N503 Ross Building, 4167362100 ext.
55902) in advance that the exam will be missed.
2)
the
student provides a medical certificate showing a
physical incapability of writing the exam within one week following
the exam.
Students who miss the final examination and do not meet both conditions will
receive a grade of F. It is student's responsibility to fill out and
submit the Deferred Standing Agreement Form.
Note: Do not make vacation/job plan until the final exam date is
known: having a plane ticket for Las Vegas or Hawaii
on August 14 is NOT a
legitimate excuse for absence from a final exam on August 17.
Religious Observance:
York University is committed to respecting the religious beliefs and practices of all members of the community and making accommodations for observances of special significance to adherents. If any of the dates specified in the course schedule for inclass tests pose such a conflict, students should contact me (raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca) within the first two weeks of classes. Please note that if the final exam date poses a conflict, students must complete the Final Exam Accommodation Form, which can be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.
Academic Honesty:
Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with University Policies and Regulations. Conduct that violates the ethical or legal standards of the university community or of one’s programme or specialization may result in serious consequences. Refer to the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty.
Individual questions can be discussed by email, or in person after class, or during office hours. Please send all email notes as plain text within the body of the message. Do not send attachments nor HTMLformatted mail. Also, if the name of your account is an alias, I will not know who the mail is from unless you sign it; it also risks being accidentally discarded as junk mail. The course web page will be updated regularly to include important announcements made in class, such as the material to be covered on the tests. Email notes requesting such information contained on the web page will be answered the last.
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