Math 314 -- Home Page
- Lectures: MW
9am-10:30am, Goddard Lab, room 101
- Office: 3E4
David Rittenhouse Laboratory
- Office Hours:
MW at 4-5pm and by appointment.
- Office phone:
Info pages for undergraduate math:
- There was a mistake in the row reduction computing the
intersection of U and V in the solution of practice problem 6. I
have fixed the mistake in the notes which now contain the correct
solution. The calculation in the recorded Zoom session is still the
olde wrong calculation so if you want to double check your work use
the notes instead.
- Practice problems for the final exam,
Part 1 and
2. Please try the problems on your own before watching the
review session in Lectures 23, 24, and 25 where I explain the
- The recordings of Lecture 25 are uploaded on Canvas and you can
find them in the 'Class Recordings' folder. The slides for all
the lectures can be found under the link
notes and slides below.
- Problems on dual spaces.
These are for practice
only. You do not need to write these up or turn them in.
- Solutions to the Midterm exam.
- Here are some of my lecture
notes and slides. Feel free to use these as a reference but beware that
the notes are sketchy and are no substitute for the book.
- Main textbook: Sergei
algebra done wrong
- Sheldon Axler Linear algebra done right ,
Springer, 3rd edition
- Kenneth Hoffman, Ray Kunze Linear algebra
- Additional handouts to be posted on this page.
- 15% homework
- 10% quizzes
- 5% class participation
- 30% midterm
- 40% final
Grades will be posted on Canvas.
Sessions: These are scheduled every week on Tuesday or
Thursday evening, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, in rooms DRL 3C2 and 3C4. The labs
will serve as problem sessions where you will discuss difficulties in
the problem set from the previous week and will get a head start on
the next homework set. Attendance will be taken.
Homework is an important part of this course. Homework problems will
be posted weekly each Monday on this page. The homework assigned
during a certain week is due in DRL 4W1 in your TAs mailbox by 1pm on
Friday of the following week. No late homework can be accepted. The
lowest homework score is dropped. Students will be asked to present
homework problems in class and recitations. The homework grade is 50%
for completion and 50% for grading of a random problem from each
assignment. In any given week, there might be some lucky student who
did only one problem, and that would be the one we picked to
grade. And there might be the student who solved 9 out of 10 problems
correctly, and we happened to pick the 10th... This should balance out
over the semester. Please hang on to your graded homework. If at the
end of the semester you find you have been consistently unlucky, bring
us the pile of all your assignments and we will adjust your grade.
You may work together in small groups of your own choosing on these
problems, although each student's write-up should be his/her own. On
each assignment you hand in, write down the names of anyone you
other week the lab session will include a short quiz on a problem
similar to the homework that was due before that recitation session.
Exams: We will
have two exams for the course. A midterm exam which will take place
during lecture on February 19, and a regular final exam which is
currently scheduled for 12-2pm om May 7.