Math 207 — Matrix and Vector Algebra with Applications; Spring 2009

Homework Assignments & Course Schedule

Here is a link back to the course syllabus/policy page.

In the following all sections and page numbers refer to the required
course textbook, * Linear Algebra, A Modern Introduction (2nd ed.)*,
by David Poole.

*Read:**To the Student, p. xxiii*- §§1.1 & 1.2

*Exercises:*- start the exercises due next Monday.

(at jonathan.poritz@gmail.com) telling me:**HW0: Send me e-mail**- Your name.
- Your e-mail address. (Please give me one that you actually check fairly frequently, since I may use it to contact you during the term.)
- Your year/program/major at CSUP.
- The reason you are taking this course.
- What you intend to do after CSUP, in so far as you have an idea.
- Past math classes you've had.
- Other math and science classes you are taking this term, and others you intend to take in coming terms.
- Your favorite mathematical subject.
- Your favorite mathematical result/theorem/technique/example/problem.
- Anything else you think I should know (disabilities, employment
or other things that take a lot of time,
*etc.*) - [Optional:] The best book you have read recently.

*NOTE:*Friday is the last day to add classes

*Read:**Exploration: Vectors and Geometry, p. 29*- §1.3
*Exploration: The Cross Product, p. 45*

*Exercises due Monday,***HW1:**- §1.1: 6, 8, 10, 14, 18
- §1.2: 2, 8, 30, 36, 42, 46, 56, 60

*NOTE:*Wedsday is the last day to drop this class without any notice appearing on your permanent record.

**Test I**will be on**Friday, January 30th in class**. It is a closed-book and -notes test.*Exercises due Monday,***HW2:**- §1.3: 2, 10, 14, 18, 20, 22, 24,
- Exercises from
*Exploration: The Cross Product*, p.46: 4 - Review Exercises, p. 56: 8, 10

- Here is a review sheet for the first midterm test.
- There will be review and summing-up of the vector material in class on Monday and Wednesday.

*Read:*- §§2.1 & 2.2

- Revised solutions to
**Test I**problems may be handed in on Wednesday for extra credit. *Exercises:*- start the exercises due next Monday.

*Read:*- §§2.3 & 2.4

*Exercises due Monday,***HW3:**- §2.1: 6, 18, 22, 28, 32, 34
- §2.2: 6, 8, 14, 32, 38, 40

**Test II**will be on**Friday, February 20th in class**. It is a closed-book and -notes test.*Exercises due Wednesday,***HW4:**- §2.2: 34, 39
- §2.4: 16, 32, 34
- §2.3: 4, 8, 22, 26, 30

- Here is a review sheet for the second midterm test.
- There will be review and summing-up of the vector material in class on Monday and Wednesday.
*NOTE:*Friday (by**5pm**) is the last day to withdraw with a grade of**W**recorded

*Read:*- §3.1 — skip pp. 143-146, "Partitioned Matrices"

- Revised solutions to
**Test II**problems may be handed in on Wednesday for extra credit. *Exercises:*- start the exercises due next Monday.

*Read:*- §§3.2 & 3.3

*Exercises due Monday,***HW5:**- §3.1: 10, 12, 16-22 even, 36, 38

*Read:*- §§4.1 & 4.2 (
**not***pp.273(bot)—280*)

- §§4.1 & 4.2 (
*Exercises due Monday,***HW6:**- §3.2: 4, 24, 26, 38, 40
- §3.3: 4, 12, 22, 32, 36, 40, 54

**SPECIAL EXTRA REVIEW SESSION ON SATURDAY**, March 14th, at 2pm, in our usual classroom. I will unlock the outside building door facing the parking lot. If you cannot make this session, there will also be an in-class review next Monday, and also feel free to talk to me in my office (I'm around a lot next week and will spend whatever time you want with you, if I'm not teaching or in a meeting) or e-mail me questions.

- Last week of meeting for this course.
*Exercises due Monday,***HW7:**- §4.1: 2, 6, 8, 12, 36, 37
- §4.2: 12, 14, 32, 34, 46

- The schedule for this week is:
**Monday:**Final review.**Wednesday:**This part of the final will focus exclusively on the most recent material, since the second midterm — so this will function effectively as a third midterm.*Final exam, part I***Friday:**This part of the final will be a sort of mini-comprehensive-final, in that it will be evenly divided into problems relating to the three sections of the course.*Final exam, part II*

- Here is a review sheet for the material from Chapters 3 and 4 (so, the material since the second midterm); this should be consulted along side the reviews for Midterm I and Midterm II.

**Spring Break!**No classes, of course. In fact, this class is done for the whole term as of last week....