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Math 511 CRN 25905

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Linear Algebra

Dr. Phillip E. Parker

Office: 330 JB

Office hours: 10:30--11:00, 12:30--1:00, 2:30--3:00 MWF and by appointment

Phone: 978-3955 (home 942-7694 evenings before midnight)

Email: ```
phil@math.wichita.edu
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URL: `http://www.math.wichita.edu/~pparker/classes/ `

Text: *Linear Algebra with Applications, 8*^{th} ed. by
S. J. Leon.

Coverage: Chapters 1--6, omitting 2.3, 5.7 and 6.5--8, rather lightly
through 5.3 and 6.2, at one section per day initially, a bit slower in
Chapters 5 and 6; *viz.* II.A on p. xi of the text.

Grading: There will be five in-class, closed-book exams: four "hour
tests" (15% each) and a comprehensive final (40%). The hour tests
will be on or about 14 February (Chapts. 1--2), 7 March (Chapt. 3), 4
April (Chapts. 4 & part of 5), and 25 April (rest of Chapt. 5 & part
of 6). The comprehensive final exam will be on 14 May at 1:00 pm in the usual classroom (336 JB).
Cut percentages for letter grades are 90, 80, 60, and 50; they may be
lowered at the instructor's discretion. Each hour test will count about 15%
and the final about 40% of the semester's grade. (The possibility of pop
quizzes makes these approximate.)

Attendance is assumed and excessive absences *will * adversely
affect your course grade. Homework should be
completed before the next class, at which time I shall take questions on it.

You may take an hour test early for **any** reason merely by requesting
it well in advance. Make-up (late) tests will be possible ONLY in case of a
*bona fide * emergency beyond your control. If it is at all
physically possible, I must be notified before class time on the day on
which it is to be given. Subsequently, you must provide suitable
documentation before being allowed to schedule a make-up test.

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As required by WSU Procedures and Policy 2.18.3.f.

Success [a grade of "C" or better] in this 3 credit-hour course is based on
the expectation that a student will spend a **minimum** of 9 hours per
week (normally 3 hours per credit hour per week with 1 of the hours used for
lecture) for instruction and preparation/studying, for a total of **at
least** 135 hours over the length of the course.

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