Math 3A Lecture H Spring 2019

Instructor Contact Information:

Isaac Goldbring

Office: RH 410 J
Office Hours: Tuesdays at 9am and Wednesdays at 10am
Office Phone: (949) 824-3792

Course Information:

  • Text:  Linear Algebra and its Applications, 5th edition by Lay, Lay, and McDonald, Pearson, ISBN 978-0321982384.

  • Course Description: Systems of linear equations, matrix operations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, vector spaces, subspaces, and dimension.  

  • Prerequisite: MATH 2B or MATH 5B or AP Calculus BC. AP Calculus BC with a minimum score of 4.
  • Class Meetings: There are three hours of lecture each week: MWF 9-9:50 in MSTB 124.  

  • Discussion Section:  There are two hours of discussion each week:  MW 12-12:50 in SST 220B.
  • TA:  Daniel Ramirez-Guerrero.  His office hours are TR 2-4pm.
  • Homework: There is no graded homework for this course.  However, here is a list of recommended homework problems.  Doing the recommend homework is essential for performing well on the quizzes and exams.

  • Quizzes:  There will be a quiz each week during the Wednesday discussion section except for Week 1 and weeks when there are midterms (Weeks 4 and 7).  The quizzes will be written and graded by the TA and the exact material covered in each quiz will be disseminated to you by the TA.  There will be no make-up quizzes but one quiz score will be dropped.
  • Hour exams:  There will be hour exams on April 26 and May 17, both during the usual class period. No notes, books, or calculators will be allowed on the exam. There will be no make-up exams.
  • Final exam:  The final exam will take place on Wednesday, June 12, from 8-10am in the normal class room.  Once again, no notes, books, or calculators will be allowed on the exam.

  • Grievances: If you disagree with the way your quizzes or exams were graded, you must bring your complaint to me or the TA within 1 week or forever hold your peace. Similarly, you must check that your quiz and exam scores were input on Canvas correctly; if the grades were input incorrectly, you also have 1 week to report this.
  • Academic Integrity Policy: All students are expected to complete a course in compliance with the Instructor’s standards. No student shall engage in any activity involving any Academic Integrity Policy Viola- tions. No student shall engage in any activity that involves attempting to receive a grade by means other than honest effort, and shall not aid an- other student who is attempting to do so.
  • Here is a rough schedule for the quarter.
  • Grading Breakdown:
    • Quizzes:  20%
    • Hour exams:  20% each (40% total)
    • Final exam:  40%
  • Ideal Grading Scale:

    97-100 A+

    92-96.9 A

    90-91.9 A-

    87-89.9 B+

    82-86.9 B

    80-81.9 B-

    77-79.9 C+

    72-76.9 C

    70-71.9 C-

    67-69.9 D+

    62-66.9 D

    60-61.9 D-

    < 60 F

    Any curving will take place after the final exam and will be at the discretion of the instructor.

Course Summary:

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