Course information for

Linear Algebra (Math 4130/5130)

Professor Robert Carlson
Office: EAS 284
Phone: 255-3561
Class meets Tu-Thurs 3:05-4:20 in ENG 247.
Office hours: Official hours for this class are Tu-Thurs 2:00 - 2:50.
You are also welcome to drop in or make an appointment to see me at another time.
I will usually be in my office M-F 9:30-4:30, with the following exceptions: M-F 12:00-1:00, T-Th-F 10:45 - 12:00, W 3:00 - 4:30.
If you are making a special trip to campus to see me I suggest calling ahead.


The FINAL EXAM will be on Thursday 12/19, from 1:40 - 4:10. The exam will be comprehensive.

Legal fine print:

The administration of the course described below is subject to change as deemed necessary by the instructor.

Drop dates:

Please review the Campus Calendar in the university's schedule of courses. Students who drop a course may be eligible for partial refunds if the drop is completed before a certain date.
Except for really exceptional circumstances, THE LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW IS NOVEMBER 1, 2013.

Disability Services

Students with disabilities may be entitled to support from Disability Services,
including extra time for examinations.
Disability Services is located in Main Hall 105, phone 262-3354.
Students who may fall into this group should talk to Disability Services as soon as possible.
The Disability Certification Letter to the professor is to be submitted within the first two weeks of classes.


TEXT: Axler, Linear Algebra Done Right (2nd edition)

Prerequisites: Math 313

Tentative Calendar

Tentative Course Calendar


This course will have two midterm exams, each worth 25 percent of the grade, and a comprehensive final worth 35 percent. Homework will count for 15 percent.


Homework will be assigned every 1-2 weeks.
Normally you will have at least 1 week to complete the assignment.
Solutions will be posted on this web page approximately 1 week after the assignment is due.
Homework handed in after the due date, but less than one week late, will be accepted, but will be subject to a penalty of one letter grade (10 points).
Late homework will not be accepted after the solutions are posted.
For students in Math 4130, I will drop the lowest two homework scores. All homework scores will be counted for students in Math 5130.

COMMENTS ON COLLABORATION: Students are encouraged to discuss homework problems with their classmates or with the professor to share ideas, or detect and correct errors.
However, the written material handed in by the student is expected to be the work of that student.
Copying homework solutions from another student or source is a serious violation of the university's cheating policy.

HOMEWORK Assignments and SOLUTIONS will be available here

Homework 10 solutions

Homework 9 solutions

Homework 8 solutions

Homework 7 solutions

Homework 6 solutions

Homework 5 solutions

Homework 4 solutions

Homework 3 solutions

Homework 2 solutions

Homework 1 solutions

Test SOLUTIONS will be available here

Test 2 solutions

Test 1 solutions

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