**MA260 Linear Algebra**

**Tuesday & Thursday 10 - 1115**

**SYLLABUS **

**Professor**: M. Greeley

**Office: Science Center 3-170
**

**Outline**:

__Chapter__
__Topic__

Appendix Vectors

1 Linear Equations

2 Linear Transformations

3 Subspaces of n-dimensional real space and their dimensions

5.1-4 Orthogonality and Least Squares

6.1-2 Determinants

7 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

9 Linear Differential Equations

**Homework** : Homework will be assigned each week and will be collected
the following week on Thursday. There will be both Starred (*) and un-Starred
problems. Both are to be done but only the Starred ones will be collected.
Please write up the homework neatly and professionally. For example, if you have
to make a graph, use a ruler or other straight-edge to form the axes. Work which
doesn't look professional will not be graded. No late homework will be accepted.

**Grading**: There will be 2 in-class exams and a final exam. The in-class
exams will be worth 20% each, the homework 20% and the final exam 40%.

Tentative Exam Schedule:

March 27 Exam 1 {through 2.1; note that April 6 is the withdrawal deadline}

May 8 Exam 2 {3.1-3.4, 5.1-5.4}

**Please** bring the book with you to each class. We will be reading from
it together.

A copy of this
syllabus can be found at:

http://www.math.umb.edu/~greeley/