Fall 2017, Math 290, Elementary Linear Algebra
Course Information
 Course Coverage: The course will cover the systems of linear equations, matrices, vector spaces, linear transformations and some applications. Roughly these sections will be coverd: 1.11.3, 2.12.3,
2.5, 3.13.3, 3.5, 4.14.6, 6.16.3, 7.17.2, 7.4. If time permits, additional topics will be covered.
 Time: M,W: 1:00  1:50 PM

Location: Snow Hall 454

Text: Elementary Linear Algebra, by Ron Larson (7th edition).
 Prerequisite: Math 122 or Math 142 or equivalent.
 Instructor: Shuanglin Shao
 Office: Snow Hall 615
 Email: slshao@ku.edu
 Office Hour: Monday，Wednesday: 1010:50 AM; or by appointment.
Grade Policy
 Homework: There will be 10 sets of homework and due on these Wednesdays (9/6,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/25,11/1,11/15
12/6). Each homework set consists of roughly 15 problems; but only 3 of them will be graded, which will decided after you turn in your homework.
The lowest homework grade will be dropped. No late homework will be accepted.
 Quizzes: There will be 5 quizzes in class. Please mark the following tentative quiz dates on your calendar:
Quiz 1. (9/6); Quiz 2. (9/20); Quiz 3. (10/4); Quiz 4. (10/25);
Quiz 5. (11/15) No makeup quiz.
 Midterm: There will two midterms of 50 minutes in the usual classroom meeting time. The first midterm is
tentatively scheduled on 10/11; the second midterm is tentatively scheduled on 11/20.
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 12/15/2017.
 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 %).
Homework
 HW 1(Due in class on 09/06/2017). Sec. 1.1: 4,6,8,14,52; Sec. 1.2: 6, 12,14,18,30; Sec. 1.3: 3,6,8,25,27.
 HW 2(Due in class on 09/13/2017). Sec. 2.1: 5,8,12,16,30,34,39; Sec. 2.2: 8,12,16,17,21,24,40,44.
 HW 3(Due in class on 09/20/2017). Sec. 2.3: 6,10,12,14,32,38,40; Sec. 2.5: 4,8,10,36,38.
 HW 4(Due in class on 09/27/2017). Sec. 3.1: 10,12,20,22,30,50,58.Sec. 3.2: 26,28,30,32,34,36,38,48.
 HW 5(Due in class on 10/04/2017). Sec. 3.3: 4,10,24,30,42,66.Sec. 3.4 : 4,6,8,15,18,28.
 HW 6(Due in class on 10/11/2017). Sec. 4.1: 20,22,46,48; Sec. 4.2: 10,16,26,27,29.
 HW 7(Due in class on 10/25/2017). Sec. 4.3: 7,9,16,21,29,34,42,47; Sec. 4.4: 3(b),20,21,28,33,37,42,48,65
 HW 8(Due in class on 11/01/2017). Sec. 4.5: 3,5,16,28,42,63,68.
 HW 9(Due in class on 11/15/2017). Sec.4.6: 4,6,8,14,18,27,33,36; Sec. 6.1: 6,12,15,21,26,55,66; Sec. 6.2: 4,7,10,14,18,20,52.
 HW 10(Due in class on 12/06/2017). Sec. 6.3: 4,7,20,25,40,43,46,48; Sec. 7.1: 6,12,20,22,24,28,59,65.
Sec. 7.2: 4,10,12,18,20,31,32; Sec. 7.4: 1,3,9,10,14,18,20.
Exams