**Instructor:** Luan Thach Hoang

Office: MA 208.
Phone: (806) 834-3060
Fax: (806) 742-1112

Email address: *luan.hoang@ttu.edu*

Homepage: *http://www.math.ttu.edu/~lhoang/*

Office hours: TR 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, W 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

**Time and Classroom:** TR 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm Media & Communication 257

**Course website:**
*http://www.math.ttu.edu/~lhoang/2014Spr-M2360/*

Updates
about the course and other related announcements will be posted on
this webpage.

**Prerequisite:** MATH 1352 or MATH 1452.

**Text:** *Elementary Linear Algebra,* 7th edition by R.
Larson, published by Cengage

**Course Description:** Basics of linear algebra: matrices and
systems of equations, determinants, vector spaces, linear
transformations, orthogonality, and eigenvalues. Some of their
applications are presented.

**Course Outline:**

- Chapter 1 – Systems of Linear Equations (4 hours)
- Chapter 2 – Matrices (5 hours)
- Chapter 3 – Determinants (4 hours)
- Chapter 4 – Vector Spaces (8 hours)
- Chapter 5 – Inner Product Sapces (6 hours)
- Chapter 6 – Linear Transformations (7 hours)
- Chapter 7 - Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors (5 hours)
- Test and Review (6 hours)

**Expected Learning Outcomes:** Students develop skill in
manipulating with matrices and understand their relationship to
linear systems. They understand the concept of bases and vector
spaces, as well as, eigenvectors and eigenspaces. In particular,
students

- perform basic vector algebra, and compute their bases
- express a linear transformation as a matrix
- perform basic matrix manipulations, and compute the determinant of a matrix
- compute eigenvalues and eigenvectors
- use the Gram-Schmidt process

**Methods of Assessment of Learning Outcomes:** Assessment of
the learning outcomes will be achieved through homework assignments,
quizzes, two midterm exams, and a final exam.

**Homework Assignments:** Online homework will be assigned
though Webwork. Students will receive the instructor's message for
login information. Due dates are indicated on each assignment.
Students should spend very first week to get familiar with the
system.

**Webwork Link:**
*http://webwork.math.ttu.edu/webwork2/spr14lhoangm2360s008
*

**Quizzes:** Will be given in class weekly.

**Grading Policy:** Homework and quizzes each will count for
15% of the grade. Each lowest score of homework and quizzes will be
dropped. There will be two midterm exams in class, each will count
for 20% of the grade. The final exam will count for 30% of the grade.
All in-class exams are closed-book. No make-up exams are given unless
legitimate documents for excuses are presented to the instructor at
least a week in advance. Grading Scale: A: 90%-100%, B: 80%-89%, C:
70%-79%, D: 60%-69%, F: below 60%

**Calculators:** Only scientific calculators are allowed in
exams. These calculators can calculate the values of the standard
algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.
Graphing calculators and calculators that can do symbolic
manipulations are not allowed.

**Attendance Policy:** Students must go to lectures and
attendance will be taken. If you miss no more than four lectures, a
bonus of three points will be added to your final grade.

**Examination Schedule:**

Midterm 1: Thursday, February 27

Midterm 2: Thursday, April 17

FINAL EXAM: 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 9, Media & Communication 257

**Critical Dates:**

- January 15, Wednesday: Classes begin.
- January 20, Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. University holiday.
- January 31, Friday: Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech without academic penalty.
- March 15 – 23, Saturday – Sunday: Spring Break! No classes.
- March 26, Wednesday: Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with academic penalty.
- April 21, Monday: No classes.
- May 1 – May 7, Thursday – Wednesday: No examinations except for makeup exams.
- May 6, Tuesday: Last day of classes.

**Academic Misconduct:** Academic dishonesty is intolerable and
will be punished to the full extent allowed by the University policy.

**Civility in the Classroom:** Texas Tech University endeavor
to foster a classroom climate of mutual respect among students and
between students and teacher. Students are expected to maintain a
classroom environment that is conducive to learning. In order to
assure that all students have the opportunity to gain from time spent
in class, unless otherwise approved by the instructor, students are
prohibited from engaging in any other form of distraction. Students
must * attend class on time and are not allowed to leave the
class before the end of the hour* without authorization.
During class time students are not allowed to eat, smoke, drink
alcohol, text, chat, sleep, play games, read newspapers, wear
earphones, play with smart phones or tablets, etc. Please put silent
mode to all your electronic devices. Inappropriate behavior in the
classroom shall result, minimally, in a request to leave class.

**Students with Disabilities:** Any student who because of a
disability may require special arrangements in order to meet course
requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible. *I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has a disability that may
require special accommodations. I am sure we can work out whatever arrangements are necessary. Please see me during my office hours.*
Student Disability Services office is in 335 West Hall (phone:
806-742-2405).

**Advice:** Come to class regularly, work on homework problems.
Ask questions in class and get help from the Tutoring Center
(information will be provided) or from the instructor during the
office hours. Since a lot of material will be covered, students have
to master them quickly and do not wait too late until the midterms or
the final exam. Students are encouraged to give feedbacks to the
instructor during the semester.

*NOTE:* When needed, the instructor will communicate with the
students using their TTU email addresses. At the beginning of the
semester, the instructor will send out two special email messages.
One is to confirm the students' email addresses, the other one is
about Webwork. If a student does not receive those messages by the
time of the second class, he/she must contact the instructor
immediately.

**Handouts:**

Syllabus