Spring 2010


Instructors:   Dr. K.M. Rangaswamy (Ranga)


To contact me:  Office: EAS 283, Phone:255-3311(Math Dept.Office), E-mail:


Office hours:  Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, and by appointment. Contacting me by e-mail is a good way to ask questions if you can't make it to my office hours.


Text: Elementary Linear Algebra, Applications Version, by Anton & Rorres, 9th edition. We will cover Chapters 1-2 and 5 through 8, as well as a few sections in Chapter 9.


Exams:There will be two 75-minute exams and two 45 minute quizzes. Below I give a pretty good idea of when these will happen. Their exact dates, and the exact material which they will cover, will be announced well in advance. Each Quiz is worth 15% of your course grade, and each of the two exams is worth 30% of your course grade, for a total of 90%.


Quiz 1: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 (Chapters 1 and 2).

Exam I: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 (Chapter 5).

Quiz 2: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 (Chapters 6 and 7)

Exam II: Wednesday, May 12 (Chapters 8, and parts of 9).


Missed exams:No makeup exams will be given unless arrangements have been made prior to the date of the exam. Missed exams will be scored as a zero.


Homework: Homework is worth 10% of your course grade.  There will be a homework assignment given every day of the class.  Homework is due the following Monday. Homework assignments should be complete, with all work shown. You may use any types of resources you want in order to complete the homework, e.g. the instructor, classmates, Math Learning Center, etc. You may access the homework exercises from the web address:


Math Learning Center:  It is located in room # ENG 140 of the Engineering Building (Phone Number 255-3687). Drop-in tutoring services are available throughout the semester. This is a great way to learn mathematics!


Grading system: If you get at least 90% of the total points in this course, you are guaranteed of earning AT LEAST an A-. Similarly, at least 80% guarantees you of AT LEAST a B-, at least 70% guarantees you of at least a C-, and at least 60% guarantees you of not getting an F.

Important administrative dates: Last date to drop the course and receive 100% of the tuition fees is , February 3, 2010 . The last date to drop or withdraw from this course without special permission from the Dean is Friday, April 2, 2010.


Students with disabilities: If you have a disability for which you are requesting accommodation, please contact the Disability Services Office within the first week of classes. Also remember to contact me one week before each Exam/Quiz.  The Disability Services Office is located in Main Hall room # 105 (Phone number is 255-3354).