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MATH 112 - Introduction to Linear Algebra

Winter 2019

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General Information

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Textbook: Linear Algebra and Its Applications. David C. Lay, Steve R. Lay, Judi J. McDonald 4th

or 5th Edition. (Not Required)

Instructors:

Section 1 Jory Griﬃn Jeﬀery 501 j.griffin@queensu.ca

Section 2 Richard Gottesman Jeﬀery 518 rbg5@queensu.ca

Lectures:

Mon 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Wed 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Thu 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

All lectures for Section 1 will be held in Stirling Hall Room C, and all lectures for Section 2 will be held

in Dunning Hall Room 14.

Oﬃce hours:

Jory Griﬃn Thu. 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Jeﬀery 501

Richard Gottesman Wed. 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Jeﬀery 518

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Description

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A brief introduction to matrix algebra, linear algebra, and applications. Topics include systems

of linear equations, matrix algebra, determinants, the real vector spaces and their subspaces, bases,

co-ordinates, orthogonalization, linear transformations, eigenvectors and diagonalization of symmetric

matrices. We will ﬁnish by covering some applications.

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Evaluation

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Your grade will be determined by your performance in the following areas:

1. Tests (45%) There will be three in-class tests in weeks number 5, 8 and 11 each accounting for

15% of your ﬁnal grade.

Test 1 Feb. 4 (Monday) 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Test 2 Mar. 4 (Monday) 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Test 3 Mar. 25 (Monday) 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

2. Final Exam (55%) The Final exam will be held in April exam period and will be worth 55% of

your ﬁnal grade. The Final Exam will cover all material from this term with an increased emphasis on

the ﬁnal three weeks. General exam information will be posted at

http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/exams.

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