MA 052 0 Linear Algebra
Spring 2012-13

Sections 1, 2 and 4.
preliminary syllabus

Course head: Dan Abramovich

Class meetings and instructors:

Section 1, taught by Diana Davis, meets MWF at 9:00-9:50 at Barus-Holley 157.
The instructor's office is Science Library 1019, (401) 863-3463. email: diana(at)math(dot)brown(another dot)edu

Section 2, taught by Dan Abramovich, meets MWF at 11:00-11:50 at Foxboro auditorium in Kassar House.
The instructor's office is Kassar 118, (401) 863-7968.
Preliminary office hours: Monday and Friday, 10:00-10:50, Wednesday 1:15-1:50, or by appointment
email: abrmovic(at)math(dot)brown(another dot)edu

Section 4, taught by Frederick Fong, meets TTh at 2:30-3:50 at Barus-Holley 155.
The instructor's office is Kassar 311, 863-7966. email: fong(at)math(dot)brown(another dot)edu

Note: Section 3 of Professor Landman is taught independently of sections 1, 2 and 4.

Canvas class site:
Instruction for Pearson web site here
Open web site for class:

Final exam: 05/09/2013 at 02:00 PM, location TBA
Midterms: TBA

Text: David Lay, Linear algebra and its applications.
Course outline: We'll cover most of Chapters 1-7.
A very preliminary outline is available here
A general list of topics is available here.

Grading: based on Homework 10%, midterms 25% each, final 40%.

Standard Academic Conduct Statement: Your conduct in this course, as with all courses, is governed by the Brown Academic Conduct Code, .
The general rule: you may discuss your assignments with classmates, instructor, friends, etc., but the submitted assignment must be worked out in writing by you alone. Exam work is strictly individual and you may only consult material which is explicitly approved by the instructor. If you have any doubt about any aspect of academic conduct, ask.

Web homework assignments will be handled using the book web site; note that there are help tools and you can try again untill you get those right. Paper assignments will be posted on canvas.

Some lecture summaries will be posted here.

For students wishing to access canvas during shopping period, we were told:
...they would have to use the new

Once there, they will be able to select an option to "View Course Materials".
This puts them in a temporary 'shopping' group and allows them access during shopping period.
Please note that there is a delay of a few minutes for their access.
At the end of shopping period, these students will be taken out of the temporary group.
They would need to officially register for the course to then gain access.