Welcome to the Course Page of

MATH 1025 3.00 Section M

Applied Linear Algebra

Winter 2016

 

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario  M3J 1P3

Course Organization:

Announcements

Course Information

Course Schedule

Homework

Exams Information

Links & Other Resources


Announcements

This area will contain announcements and solutions to tests. 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.

April 27:

Please  click here  to see your final exam mark and unofficial

 

letter grade for the course. Please also note that your official

 

grade for the course will be available by the Registrar's

 

Office upon the faculty approval.

 

Have a magnificent summer!

April 04:

Please note that the Final Examination for the course will take place on

 

Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 14:00 to 17:00 in TC AVIVA.

 

The exam will be comprehensive, covering the entire course material

 

covered in class according to the Course Schedule, with a slight emphasis

 

on the more resent material covered from Chapter 8 of the textbook.

 

There will be several questions on the exam, some with few parts. Marks

 

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

 

to justify each of your answers and explain your solutions where it is

 

appropriate.

 

I am making available for you the latest schedule of the Math Lab.

 

Please also make a note that I will be holding additional office hours on

 

Monday, April 11 from 14:30 to 15:30 and on Thursday, April 14 from

 

13:00 to 14:00 to answer your questions.

April 01:

Please note that the graded Test #3 papers will be returned in the class

 

on Monday, April 4. I am making available a scanned copy of solutions

 

the test questions in PDF format.

 

Also, I am making available the lecture slides for the material from

 

Section 8.3 and Section 8.4 of the textbook.

March 30:

I am making available the lecture slides for the material from

 

Section 8.1 and Section 8.2 of the textbook.

March 26:

Please note that we will write Test #3 during the lecture period on

 

Wednesday, March 30 in two class rooms, as follows:

 

- family name starting with A - K: VH C;

 

- family name starting with L - Z: CLH G.

 

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

 

from Sections 5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.1 and 7.2

 

of the textbook.

March 25:

Please note that the student course evaluations are available at the URL link:

 

http://courseevaluations.yorku.ca  from March 14th to April 5th, 2016.

 

It is the time for you to be the judge. Please go on-line and complete the

 

course evaluation. Thank you!

Please also note that there will be Mock Test (for Test #3 ) on Monday,

 

March 28th from 10:30 AM to 1:15 PM in Room BC 202. If you have 

 

any questions regarding the mock test, please contact the PASS Leader,

 

Eric Dao at e-mail: eric1029@my.yorku.ca

March 24:

Please note that the University has adopted Weather Emergency

 

Procedures at the Keele and Glendon Campuses. All day and evening

 

classes for Thursday, March 24, 2016 have been cancelled. 

 

Please check the website weather status  after 1:00 PM today with respect

 

to the resumption of operations.

March 23:

Please note that due to the cancellation of the Monday class I have

 

extended the due date for Lab 9 for one day, that is, the new due time

 

and date for Lab 9 is 11:59 PM on Thursday, March 24.

March 22:

I am making available the lecture slides for the material from

 

Section 7.1 and Section 7.2 of the textbook.

March 18:

I am making available the lecture  slides  for the material from

 

Section 6.9 of the textbook.

March 17:

I am making available the lecture  slides  for the material from

 

Section 6.8 of the textbook.

March 14:

I am making available the lecture  slides  for the material from

 

Section 6.7 of the textbook.

March 12:

I am making available the lecture  slides  for the material from

 

Section 6.6 of the textbook.

March 11:

Please note that the graded Test #2 papers will be returned in the class

 

on Monday, March 14. I am making available a copy of solutions  to

 

the test questions in PDF format.

March 08:

I am making available the lecture  slides  for the material from

 

Sections 6.1-6.5 of the textbook.

March 04:

I am making available the lecture  slides  for the material from

 

Section 5.3 of the textbook.

February 29:

As it was announced in the class today, we will write Test #2 during

 

the lecture period on Friday, March 04 in two class rooms, as follows:

 

- family name starting with A - K: VH C;

 

- family name starting with L - Z: CLH G.

 

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

 

from Sections 2.1.9, 2.1.10, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, and 5.2 of the

 

textbook.

 

I am making available the lecture  slides  for the material from

 

Section 5.2 of the textbook.

February 25:

I am making available  the lecture  slides  for the material from

 

Section 5.1 of the textbook.

February 21:

I am making available the lecture  slides  for the material from

 

Section 4.3 of the textbook.

February 12:

Please note that the MATH Lab will be closed during the Reading Week.

February 10:

I am making available Part 2 of the lecture slides for the material from

 

Section 4.1 of the textbook and the lecture slides for Section 4.2 of the

 

textbook.

February 09:

I am making available Part 1 of the lecture slides for the material from

 

Section 4.1 of the textbook.

February 07:

Please note that the graded Test #1 papers will be returned in the class on

 

Monday, February 08. I am making available a scanned copy of solutions 

 

to the test questions in PDF format.

February 05:

As it was promised in the class today, I am making available the lecture

 

slides for Section 3.2 of the textbook.

February 03:

Please note that the due date for Assignment 4 is Tuesday, February 9th.

 

As it was promised in the class today, I am making available the lecture

 

slides for Section 3.1 of the textbook.

January 25:

As it was announced in the class today, we will write Test #1 during the

 

lecture period on Friday, January 29 in two class rooms, as follows:

 

- family name starting with A - L: VH C;

 

- family name starting with M - Z: CLH G.

 

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

 

from Sections 1.1, 1.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.1.7 and

 

2.1.8 of the textbook.

January 20:

As it was announced in the class today, the due date for Assignment 2 is Sunday,

 

January 24th. I am making available the slides on Matrices and Matrix Arithmetic.

January 12:

As it was promised in the class yesterday, I am making available the slides on

 

Systems of Linear Equations.

January 09:

Please note that the tutorials for the course will be taking place in the Math Lab, S525

 

Ross Building, which is open throughout the term: Monday-Friday from 10:30 AM.

 

I am making available the weekly schedule of the Math Lab for the Winter term.

January 05:

As it was announced in the class yesterday, the Class Representative (CR) Program at

 

Bethune College (BC) recruits CRs for this course. The role of CRs is to foster communication,

 

to help students get more engaged and develop better studying habits perform better in the

 

course. CRs will be organizing study groups and keep classmates informed of useful resources

 

and events. As necessary, CRs will meet with me to discuss student’s thoughts and to model

 

appropriate communication . CRs are also intensively trained in Peer Leadership skills.

 

If you are interested, please visit the link to the recruitment letter bethune.yorku.ca/sos/

 

and submit your application accordingly.

 

Thank you for agreeing to be a representative for this class.

January 04:

Welcome!

To view and/or print  PDF  files you need to download the Acrobat Reader  http://www.math.yorku.ca/~raguimov/math1505c_y13/getacro.gif

 

If you would like to be a class representative for this course, please see me after the class

 

today. Some information on the Bethune College CR Program can be found on the

 

following webpage: bethune.yorku.ca/classreps/


Course Information

Course:

Term and Session:

Winter 2015-2016

MATH 1025

Section:

M

 

Lectures:

MWF 13:30-14:30, VH C

Instructor:

Name:

Dr. Iouldouz Raguimov

 

Office:

S512 Ross

 

Phone:

416-736-2100, Ext. 66092 or 416-736-5250

 

Office Hours:

WF 12:00–13:00, R 13:00-14:00, also by appointment

 

E-mail:

raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca

 

Tutorials:

Math Lab in S525 Ross

 

PASS:

W 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, BC 202

 

 

F 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM, BC 203

PASS Leader:

Name:

Eric Dao

 

E-mail:

eric1029@my.yorku.ca

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/197721653907925/

Grading:

Weekly assignments on Lyryx:

15%*

 

Three Class Tests:

15% each

 

Final Examination:

40%

*) Weekly assignments (labs) are done electronically using Lyryx. You must have a Lyryx login code to complete them. The assignments are available on Tuesday until Sunday 11:59 P.M. EST each week (please note that the deadline is electronically enforced). Success in this course is strongly correlated with solving assignments on a regular basis.

 


Course Description: Topics include systems of equations, spherical and cylindrical coordinates in Euclidean 3-space, general matrix algebra, determinants, vector space concepts for Euclidean n-space (e.g., linear dependence and independence, basis, dimension, linear transformations, etc.), and an introduction to eigenvalues and eigenvectors. The course gives a one-term intensive introduction to linear algebra, with emphasis on its applications. In particular, it is 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.

Required Textbook:

A First Course in Linear Algebra

by K. Kuttler

 

(available on-line as a free download).

Lyryx self-enrolment:

The course textbook and on-line assignments can be found by following

the instructions at the URL:

 

https://login.lyryx.com/unprotected-servlets/FDOC.pdf?c=LILA1_640

It is important that you register your name as it appears on the class list!

Student support:

student-support@lyryx.com

Technical support:

tech-support@lyryx.com

 

 

Course Prerequisites:

One 12U or OAC mathematics course or equivalent.

Course Credit

SC/MATH 1021 3.00, SC/MATH 2021 3.00, SC/MATH 2221 3.00,

Exclusions:

 GL/MATH/MODR 2650 3.00.

 

Note: MATH/ ECON 1540 3.00 may not be taken for credit by anyone taking,

 

or anyone who has passed MATH 1025 3.00.

Important Dates:

January 04: Classes commence.

 

January 17: The last date to enrol in the course without my permission.

 

February 13-19: Winter Reading Week (no classes).

 

March 04: The last date to drop the course without receiving a final grade.

 

Note: It is very important to realistically assess your performance in the course

 

by this date.

 

April 04: Classes end.

 

April 05: Study day.

April 06-20: Examination period.


Course Schedule

(Tentative, subject to any changes announced in class)

Weeks:

Sections:

Events:

Jan 04-08

Introduction, 1.1, 1.2

Classes begin on Monday, January 04.

Jan 11-15

1.2, 2.1

Assignment 1 is due on Sunday, January 17.

Jan 18-22

2.1

January 17 is the last day to enrol without my permission.

Jan 25-29

3.1, Test #1

Test #1 will take place on Friday, January 29.

Feb 01-05

3.2, 4.1a

 

Feb 08-12

4.1b, 4.2, 4.3

Feb 15-19

No classes

Reading Week.

Feb 22-26

5.1, 5.2, 5.3

 

Feb 29-Mar 04

6.1, 6.2, Test #2

Test #2 will take place on Friday, March 04.

Mar 07-11

6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6

 

Mar 14-18

6.7, 6.8, 6.9

 

Mar 21-25

7.1, 7.2, 8.1, 8.2

No classes will be on Friday, March 25.

Mar 28-Apr 01

8.3, 8.4, Test #3

Test #3 will take place on Wednesday, March 30.

Apr 04

Review

Classes end on Monday, April 04.

Apr 06-22

Final Examination

TBA.


Homework

Throughout the term, the everyday homework assignment is to do as many of the exercises 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. However, it is extremely important that you complete as many exercises as possible. Do not memorize them. Rather, learn how to solve problems like them. Learning Mathematics is not a spectacular sport, it is a participatory event. There is nothing like a bit of computation to strengthen understanding in mathematics! Use the Solutions Manual only after you have tried the problem. Successful students must keep up with homework and seek help for points they do not understand as soon as possible. Do not fall behind! For excellent success and understanding in this course, it is recommended that you read the relevant sections of the textbook ahead of each 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 three 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.
Note: Help is also available in the
Math Lab in S525 Ross.


Exams Information

Lecture/Exam Rules:

All internet connected and other distractive electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, head phones, digital dictionaries, CD players, laptops) need to be turned off and kept out of sight by all participants during class, i.e. during lectures, tutorials, tests and exams. All such devices as well as all books, papers, knapsacks, and briefcases must be left at the front of a lecture hall during tests and exams. Anyone caught with electronic devices will be charged with Academic Dishonesty (see the next page). The only items you may have at your seat during exams and tests are pens, pencils, eraser, student ID and purses. Notes need to be taken manually; use of cellphone cameras in class is not allowed. Activities (such as newspaper reading, food consumption) that are not conducive to maintaining an atmosphere of attention and learning in class ought to be avoided. You are responsible for all material covered in lectures.
Note: Photo identification and signing-in are required at all tests and exams.

Final Grade:

The official grades at York University are LETTER grades. Qualitative descriptions of these grades can be found in the York Calendar at this link. Your test marks will be on a numerical scale because these have to be weighted and averaged in various ways, but THERE IS NO AUTOMATIC PREDETERMINED CORRELATION BETWEEN NUMERICAL GRADES AND LETTER GRADES in this course. In particular, the "numerical" grades you receive are NOT to be interpreted as percentages; they are merely 'raw scores'. When the tests are returned in class, the distribution of 'raw scores' will be announced along with an approximate conversion to letter grades. The median letter grade for the course will likely fall between C and C+.
The composition of the final grade is as follows:
Weekly assignments: 15%. The assignments are done electronically using Lyryx. You must have a Lyryx account to complete them. The assignments are available on Tuesday until Sunday 11:59 P.M. EST each week (please note that deadline is electronically enforced).
Three Class Tests (50 minutes each written tests held in lecture periods): 15% each (Tentative dates for the tests: Friday, January 29, Friday, March 04 and Wednesday, March 30 of 2016);
Final Examination 
(three-hour exam scheduled by the Registar's Office): 40% of the overall grade, will take place in April 2016, during the examination period.
Note:
Students have five days from the date of the return of test papers to appeal their marks. Some test papers (randomly selected) are photocopied before they are handed back, so we can detect subsequent alterations.

Make-up Policy:

No permission will be given to a student to write tests in advance of their scheduled dates. No make-up will be done for the tests. A missed test 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. 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.
Student who misses the final examination will be allowed to write a make-up 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, N502/503 Ross Building, 416-736-2100, Ext. 55902 or 33969) in advance that the exam will be missed;
   2)
the student submits within one week following the exam date the Attending Physician's Statement form provided here after getting it filled in by his/her doctor.
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 Banff or Hawaii on April 15 is NOT a legitimate excuse for absence from a final exam on April 18.


Religious Observance and Accessibility:

Special needs students please identify yourself to the course instructor as soon as possible. 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 in-class 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. Please note that York University welcomes feedback on accessibility issues. Your feedback may be provided by sending e-mail to: mathstat@yorku.ca

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. Photo identification and signing-in are required at all tests and exams. Also, some test papers (randomly selected) will be photocopied before they are returned so that subsequent alterations can be detected.

Communication:

Individual questions can be discussed by e-mail or in person after class, or during office hours. Please send all e-mail notes as plain text within the body of the message. Do not send attachments or HTML-formatted e-mail. No texting, please. 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 up-dated regularly to include important announcements made in class, such as the material to be covered on the tests. E-mail notes requesting such information contained on the web page will be answered the last.


Links and Other Resources

1-York Undergraduate Math Program
3-Infinity Club
4-Online Forum
5-Local time in Toronto


Questions and comments regarding this web page please send to raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca

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Last updated April 27, 2016