Linear Algebra for Engineering

MATH 141

           Instructor  Dr. Lev V. IDELS

Vancouver Island University

Department of Mathematics

 Spring 2020

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Linear Algebra is a wonderful and powerful tool and has applications in computer graphics, cryptography, physics, biology, economics, commerce, and most areas of modern mathematics. This course provides an aggressively gentle introduction to MATLAB® for Linear Algebra.

 

Read the following material. It describes how this course will be run. You will be expected to be aware of everything on this document and to act accordingly.

Textbook:  Elementary Linear Algebra 11E Ed. by H. Anton and C. Rorres or any later editions.

Office: Bld 359/204 

 

Webpage: https://web.viu.ca/idelsl/Math 141_2010.htm

 

 

Office hours:  Mon&Wed 1:00-2:0if you need to see me outside of the announced office hours, please set up an appointment with me, either by speaking to me before or after class, or by sending me an email message (include "MATH 141" in the subject line, please).

 

E-mail: lev.idels@viu.ca

To help me manage my email inbox, please include "MATH 141" in the subject line of any email message you send to me (without it, your message runs the risk of being deleted without being read).

Course Description : Syllabus

At times my lectures may deviate from the book, so I encourage you to attend lectures regularly.

Grading  4 midterms  - 48%, 1 assignment -12%  and Final Exam   - 40%  

Matlab Assignment

Exam dates: 

Jan 22, Feb 12, March 11 and April 1.

 

Matlab Assignment is due April 3 2020 no later than 11:20am via email.

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Tests for Spring 2020

 

 

 Practice Test #1

 

Practice Test #2

 

Practice Test # 3

 

Practice Test # 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 


 

 

 

Final exam  is a three- hour long in April. 

The last day of classes Wed April 8.

Grades are awarded roughly as follows. 

 

%

90-10

85-89

80-84

76-79

72-75

68-71

64-67

60-63

55-59

50-54

0-49

Letter Grade

A+

A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D

F

Grade Point

4.33

4.00

3.67

3.33

3.00

2.67

2.33

2.00

1.67

1.00

0.00

 

All midterms, and final are closed-book tests.

 

 

There will be no make-up tests; if you have a medical reason for missing a midterm, then you must  provide me with a written request to be excused, and this must include a note from a physician.  In most cases, your score on the comprehensive part of the final exam will be used in place of the missed work.   If you have a question or concern about an assigned mark, please bring it to my attention within 3 calendar days of the date when the midterm is returned to the class. I will always answer your questions, but after 3 days I won’t change your mark.

 

                                                ENJOY THE COURSE!