Welcome to the Course Page of SC/MATH 1025 3.0 A Applied Linear Algebra Fall 2008 

Department of Mathematics and Statistics 

This
area will contain announcements and solutions to exams. Announcements made in
class will be posted here in reverse chronological order and will not be
repeated in class. Please take a minute to read the announcements carefully, as
they often get updated. You may need to Reload/Refresh this page.
March
09: 
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. 
February
24: 
I
am making available the term grades for the course. Please let me
know 

before the final examination if there is any discrepancy. 
February
23: 
Please
note that you can pick up your Test #3 paper from the box outside of 

my
office (S512 Ross). 
February
21: 
As
it was announced earlier, the Final Examination will take place on
Thursday, 

February
26, from 19:00 to 22:00 in CLH A. On the exam you will be responsible 

for
all material covered in this course from Sections 1.11.7, 2.12.4, 3.13.5, 

4.14.3
and 7.1. You are permitted to bring a nonprogrammable, nongraphing 

calculator. No other aids are allowed. There will be several
questions (similar to 

the questions that we have had on the termtests), some with
few parts. Marks 

for each question will be indicated. You have to show all
your work, and you 

should explain your solutions where appropriate. Unofficial
final grades for the 

course
will (hopefully) be posted to the course web page by the last date to drop 

the course without receiving a grade (March 10). 

Please
note that during the examination period the Math Lab will be open on 

MondayFriday
between 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. I will also be holding an 

additional
office hour for last minute questions on Thursday, February 26, between 

12:00
and 13:00. 
February
20: 
Test
#3 papers
will be returned sometime at the beginning of the next week. 

I
am making available solutions to the test questions. 
February
14: 
As
it was announced in the class yesterday, we will write Test #3 during
the 

lecture period on Wednesday, February 18. On the test you will be
responsible 

for all the material covered in class from Sections 3.5,
4.14.3 and 7.1. 
February
13: 
Practice
exercises for Sections 5.15.3, 7.1 and 7.2: 

5.1:
#1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 22 

5.2:
#1, 5, 7, 10, 11, 15, 19 

5.3:
#1, 2, 5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16 

7.1:
#1ab, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 

7.2:
#8  11, 18, 19, 20. 
February
05: 
Practice
exercises for Sections 4.14.3: 

4.1:
#1, 3, 9, 10, 11, 15, 23 

4.2:
#1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 1113, 16, 20 

4.3:
#2, 4, 8  14. 
January
30: 
Please
note that the academic disruption due to the strike has been ended. 

Courses
and other Academic Activities at the University will resume on 

Monday,
February 2. 

Welcome back! 

Please
see the revised Course Schedule. We will not be
covering the 

material from Sections 5.15.4 of the textbook. Test #3
will take place 

on
Wednesday, February 18. Please also see the revised Important Dates 

below. 

Test
#2 papers
will be returned in the class on Monday, February 2. 

I am
making available solutions to the test questions. 
November
06: 
PLEASE
NOTE THAT CLASSES ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO STRIKE. 

Click here to go to CUPE 3903 Strike
minisite for strike related updates! 
October
29: 
Please
note that the date for Test #2 has been changed, it will take place on 

Monday,
November 03 in CLH G. On the test you will be responsible for all 

the material covered in class from Sections 2.12.4, 3.13.4
of the textbook. 
October
17: 
Practice
exercises for Sections 3.13.5: 

3.1:
#3  6. 9, 10, 15 

3.2:
#3, 4 

3.3:
#3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 25 

3.4:
#2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 17 

3.5:
#4, 5, 8, 13, 14, 20, 22, 23, 25, 30, 35, 39. 
October
09: 
Please
note that Test #1 papers will be returned in the class on Friday, 

October
10. I am making available solutions to the test questions. 
October
07: 
Practice
exercises for Sections 2.12.4: 

2.1:
#1  4, 10, 11, 17, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29 

2.2:
#2, 3, 4  11, 12 

2.3:
#4, 5, 7, 8  11, 12, 15 

2.4:
#1(abc), 2(abc), 10, 11, 17. 
September
29: 
Please
note that we will write Test #1 during the lecture period on Friday, 

October
03 in two class rooms, as follows: 


surname starting with A  J: CLH A, 


surname starting with K  Z: CLH G. 

On
the test you will be responsible for all the material covered in class from 

Sections
1.11.7 of the textbook. 

Also,
please note that starting Wednesday morning a copy of the Student's 

Solutions
Manual will
be available on reserve in Steacie Library. This manual 

has solutions to all oddnumbered exercises. 
September
22: 
Please
note the Math Lab, S525 Ross Building, is open throughout the semester 

from Monday to Friday between 10:30 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. For
more information 

on
the Math Lab please go to: www.math.yorku.ca/new/undergrad/mathlab.htm 
September
15: 
As
it was announced in the class on Friday, the tutorials will take place on 

Mondays
15:3016:30 and Wednesdays 14:3015:30 in 

FC
106 (Founders College). 

Practice
exercises for Sections 1.31.7: 

1.3:
#1  6, 11, 12, 13, 15  17, 20 

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. 
September
08: 
Please
note that Tutorials for the course will start on Wednesday, September
10. 

As
it was announced in the class on Friday, the tutorials will take place on 

Mondays
15:0016:00
and Wednesdays 14:3015:30 in FC 106.
Tutorials 

are optional. There is no need to register. 

Practice
exercises 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. 
September
03: 
Welcome! 
To
view and/or print PDF files you need to download the Acrobat
Reader 
Lectures: 
Day,
Time and Venue: 
MWF
13:3014:30, CLH G 
Instructor: 
Name: 
Dr.
Iulduz Raguimov 

Office: 
S512
Ross Building 

Phone: 
x66092


Office
Hours: 
MF
12:0013:00, W 16:3017:30 

Email: 

Tutorials: 
Day,
Time and Venue: 
M
15:0016:00, W 14:3015:30, FC 106 
Tutorial
Leader: 
Name: 
Professor
Michael Haslam 

Email: 

Grading 
Three
Tests: 
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 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: 
12U
Geometry and Discrete Mathematics or OAC Algebra and 
Geometry. 



Course
Credit 
AS/SC/AK/MATH
1021 3.0, or AS/SC/MATH 2021 3.0, or 
Exclusions: 
AS/SC/AK
MATH 2221 3.0, or GL/MATH/MODR 2650 3.0. 


Important
Dates: 
September
03: Classes
commence. 
September
18: Last
date to enrol in the course without my permission. 

October
03: Last
date to enrol in the course with my permission. 

March
10: Last
date to drop the course without receiving a grade. 

February
18: Last
day of classes. 

February
20  March 03: Examination period. 
(subject to any changes announced in class)
WEEK 
SECTIONS 
COMMENTS 
Sept.
35 
Introduction,
1.1 
Classes
begin on Wednesday, September 03. 
Sept.
812 
1.2,
1.3 

Sept.
1519 
1.4,
1.5 

Sept.
2226 
1.6,
1.7 

Sept.
29Oct. 3 
2.1,
Test #1 
Test
#1 will take place on Friday, October 03. 
Oct.
610 
2.2,
2.3 

Oct.
1317 
2.4,
3.1 
No
classes will be on Monday, October 13. 
Oct.
2024 
3.2,
3.3 

Oct.
2731 
3.4,
3.5 

Nov.
37 
Test
#2, 3.5 
Test
#2 will take place on Monday, November 03. 
Feb.
26 
Review,
3.5, 4.1, 4.2 

Feb.
913 
4.3,
7.1 

Feb.
18 
Test
#3 
Test
#3 will take place on Wednesday, February 18. 
Feb.
20March 3 
Final
Examination 
TBA. 
Throughout the term, practice exercises will be announced in class and posted to the Announcements section. In order to develop your understanding of the course material you must do all assigned problems. These will not be collected for grading and hence will not directly affect your grade. However, it is extremely important that you complete all the problems. 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 is 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. 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 Tests (50 minutes each written
tests held in lecture period) :20% each (Tentative
dates for the tests: Friday, October 03, Monday, November 03 and Wednesday, February 18). Final Examination (threehour exam scheduled by
the Registrar's Office) : 40% of the overall grade, will take place during the examination period. 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. Once you
have written all three tests, your lowest grade
obtained on any test will be replaced by the grade on the final exam if
the final exam grade 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 tests. Missed tests will be counted as zero, except
under extreme circumstances in which case the corresponding percentage of the overall grade will be "forwarded"
to the final exam. Do not
write a test or the final exam, if you do not feel well. Once you write a test
or the final exam that is the score you will receive. If you miss a test for medical
reasons you must turn in
within one week following the test date the
Attending Physician's Statement form provided here
after getting it filled in by your doctor.
No other type of medical note will be accepted. However, 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 submits the Attending Physician's Statement form
provided here
after getting it filled in by his/her doctor within one week following the exam
date.
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 February 25 is NOT a legitimate excuse for absence from a
final exam on February 28.
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 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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Program
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