Fall 2014, Math 290, Elementary Linear Algebra
Course Information
 Course Coverage: This course intends to cover some basic
topics of linear Algebra at the junior undergraduate level: systems of linear equations and matrices,
determinants, Euclidean vector spaces, general vector spaces, and eigenvalues and eigenvalues. We tentatively plan to discuss the
following chapters and sections: Sec. 1.1Sec. 1.5 in Chapter 1, Sec. 2.1
Sec. 2.3 in Chapter 2, Sec. 3.2 Sec. 3.3 in Chapter 3, Sec. 4.1Sec. 4.8 in Chapter 4, Sec. 5.1, 5.2 and 5.4 in Chapter 5.
 Time: M,W: 1:00  1:50 PM

Location: Snow Hall 156

Text: Elementary Linear Algebra (10th Edition), by Howard Anton
 Prerequisite: Math 122 or Math 142 or equivalent.
 Instructor: Shuanglin Shao
 Office: Snow Hall 615
 Email: slshao@ku.edu
 Office Hour: M, F: 34 PM or by appointment.
Grade Policy
 Homework: There will be 10 homework. Each homework consists of roughly 20 problems; only 3 of them will be graded, which will be
decided after you turn in homework in class. The lowest homework grade will be dropped. Please mark the following tentative due
dates of homework on your calendar: HW 1. (9/10/2014); HW 2. (9/17/2014);HW 3. (9/29/2014); HW 4. (10/15/2014);
HW 5. (10/27/2014); HW 6. (11/10/2014); HW 7. (11/17/2014); HW 8. (11/24/2014); HW 9 (12/08/2014). HW 10(12/10/2014).
No late homework.
 Quizzes: There will be 5 quizzes in class. Please mark the following tentative quiz dates on your calendar:
Quiz 1. (9/10/2014); Quiz 2. (9/29/2014); Quiz 3. (11/03/2014); Quiz 4. (11/12/2014);
Quiz 5. (12/8/2014) No makeup quiz.
 Midterm: There will two midterms of 50 minutes in the usual classroom meeting time. The first midterm is
tentatively scheduled on 10/8/2014; the second midterm is tentatively scheduled on 11/24/2014.
If you need to take makeup midterms, please talk with the instructor oneweek before the actual midterm time.
In order to take the makeup midterms, you need to have a valid excuse; in most cases,
a note signed by doctors suffices.
 Final Exam: There is a comprehensive final exam in class. The time is 10:30 AM  1 PM on 12/18/2014.
 Calculator policy TI83/84 or similar Graphing Calculators are allowed in both exams and homework.
The crib sheet of onepage is allowed in exams but only onesided.
 Students with disabilities If you have a disability for which you may request accomodation in KU classes, please
contact the Academic Achievement and Access Center (AAAC), Strong Hall Room 22, (Tel.) 7858644064, or (Email.) achieve@ku.edu.
Please also see the instructor in advance and privately.
 Policy on religious observances All students in this course who plan to observe a religious
holiday which conflicts in any way with the course schedule or requirements should contact
the instructor as soon as possible to discuss alternative accomodations.
 Grade Percentage: homework (30 %) + midterm (20 %) + quizzes (10 %) + final (40 %).
Lectures
Homework
 HW 1(Due in class on 9/10/2014). P9. #2. #4. #9. P10. #12. #13. P22. #2,P23. #4,#6,#7,#12,#22; P23. #30,#41.
True or False Exercise on page 10 and page 25.
 HW 2 (Due in class on on 9/17/2014). Sec. 1.3. Ex.3 (b) (e)(h)(k). 4 (c)(f)(i)(l). 12 (a). 13(b). 16.
26; Sec. 1.4: Ex. #4, #6,#8, #14, #18 (a) (d) (e). #27, #30,
#36, #40,#53,#54; and the TrueFalse exercise on page 38 and page 50.
 HW 3 (Due in class on on 9/29/2014). Sec. 1.5.Ex. #3, #4,#10, #14, #28, #30, #37; Sec. 1.6:Ex. #2, #6,#9, #10, #14, #16, #18;
and the TrueFalse exercise on page 60 and page 66.
 HW 4 (Due in class on on 10/15/2014). Section 2.1: Ex. #4, #6, #16, #22, #33,#36. Section 2.2: #2, #6,#8,#12,#15,#20,#24,#26,#29. Section 2.3: #4, #6,#8,#10,#16,#18,#20,#24,#30.
True or False Exercise on page 100, page 106, and page 116.
 HW 5 (Due in class on on 10/27/2014). Section 3.2: # 4, # 6, # 8, # 12, #19 (a) (c), # 20,
(a) (c), # 26 (a) (b), # 27. Sec. 3.3:# 2, # 4, # 5, # 10, #14, # 28. True or false questions on page 143 and page 152.
 HW 6 (Due in class on on 11/10/2014). Section 4.1: Ex. #1, # 2,# 4, # 7,# 11,# 12,#18. Section 4.2: Ex. # 1, # 2, # 4, # 5, # 7, # 8, # 14, # 15. Section 4.3:
Ex. # 2, # 3, # 4, # 6, # 10, # 12, # 13, # 16. True or false questions on page 179, 190 and 200.
 HW 7 (Due in class on on 11/17/2014). Section 4.4: #2,#4, #5, # 6, # 9, # 10, # 11, # 12. Section 4.5: # 2, # 4, # 6, # 7, # 8, # 9, # 12, # 14, #
15. True or false questions on page 208 and 217.
 HW 8 (Due in class on on 11/24/2014). Section 4.6: Ex. # 2, # 4, # 6, # 7, # 8, # 9, # 12, # 14, #
15. Section 4.7: Ex. # 1, # 2 (b) (d), # 3(b), # 4, # 5 (b), # 6(b)(c), # 7 (b), # 9, #10 (c).
True or false questions on page 224 and 237.
 HW 9 (Due in class on on 12/08/2014). Section 4.8: Ex. # 1, # 2 (b) (c) (d), # 5 (a) (b).
True or false questions on page 247.
 HW 10 (Due in class on on 12/10/2014). Section 5.1: Exercise. # 1, # 2, # 4 (a)(b), # 8 (a)(b). True or
False questions on page # 304.