# MATH 1410A and 1410B:

# Elementary Linear Algebra

Times: |
MWF: 10:00-11:00 for A, 13:00-14:00 for B |

Room: |
University Hall D-634 |

Instructor: |
Soroosh Yazdani |

E-Mail: |
* soroosh.yazdani@uleth.ca* |

Office: |
University Hall C-540 |

Office Hours: |
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am-12:30pm |

Textbook: |
Linear Algebra by Poole |

Please note that Math and CS department runs the very
popular Help Sessions.
Their schedule for this spring is up. You are all encouraged
to use them.

## Contents

This class is the introductory class for linear algebra.
The topics covered in this class are
- Solving linear equations
- Complex Numbers
- Matrices
- Gaussian elimination
- Vectors and vector spaces
- Linear independance and basis vectors
- Dot products and Gram-Schmidt orthagonalization process

## Grading Scheme

The grading scheme for this class will be
- 15% homeworks and quizzes
- 25% midterm 1 (Saturday Feb 9th, 11-1, PE250)
- 25% midterm 2 (Saturday March 23rd, 11-1, PE250)
- 35% final (April 20th)

Final grades will be determined as follows:
- 86-100 : A
- 76-85 : B
- 62-75 : C
- 50-61 : D
- 0-49: F

I reserve the right to modify these grading schemes slightly, if I
believe this can help the students of the class as the whole. However,
any modification will not be too significant.

## Homeworks and quizzes:

There will be at least 10 homeworks throughout the term. Some of these are done online,
while others are handed in. There will also be few (around 5) quizzes throughout
the term.

Other documents and links:

## Academic Misconduct:

Students have to respect the intellectual integrity that are expected from them.
Specifically, plagiarism, cheating, or copying someone else's work will not be
tolerated in this (or any other) class. Furthermore, we expect the students to take an
active role in encouraging other members of our community to refrain from academic dishonesty.
For the current university policy on student discipline policy, you should review the student
calendar. Please note that not knowing the rules is not an acceptable defence.