Note: This syllabus is subject to change based on the needs of the class. Instructor:Dr. Aijun ZhangOffice: Kidder 306 Phone: 7378394 Email: Click to email Office Hours: MWF 13:0013:50 pm or by Appt. Course Information: FINAL EXAM Details: To be Annouced laterTime/Classroom: MWRF 14:0014:50 pm, BEXL 321 Prerequisites: MTH 341. Standard Text: Linear Algebra Done Wrong by Sergei Treil Link: https://www.math.brown.edu/~treil/papers/LADW/LADW.html Course Description:We will cover most of Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5 and parts of Chapter 6 in the text book (Chapter 3 deals with determinants, we might review these if needed). The main emphasis will be on the concepts of vector space (linear independence, subspaces, bases, inner products and orthogonality, projections and GramSchmidt orthogonalization), linear transformations (kernel, range, matrix of linear transformation, ranknullity theorem, diagonalization and spectral theorem for symmetric transformations, singular value decomposition). Learning Outcomes : After successfully completing Math 342, a student should be able to
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HomeworkHomework is required for this course. Assignments will be posted on canvas, and will consist (mostly) of problems from the text. Exam problems will (mostly) be similar to homework problems. There will be five homework assignments. Only problems marked with * need to be turned in for a grade. Students may work together, but must turn in individual copies. ExamsThere will be two midterm exams and one cumulative final exam (with three distinct parts). There will be no makeup exams. Missed midterm grades may be replaced by the grades from one of the first two parts of the final. Scheduling conflicts with the final exam must be resolved in advance. No books, notes, phones, or graphing/programmable calculators will be allowed on exams. Scientific calculators are allowed but will not be needed. 
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