Math 2300

Fall 2016

MTuThF 11:00 - 11:50

2130 Sangren Hall

Mobius Strip

Instructor:

Jay Treiman, (269) 387-4571, jay.treiman at wmich.edu

      http://homepages.wmich.edu/~treiman

 

Office:

5524 Everett Tower, MF 12:00-12:50, TuTh 10:00-10:50, and by appointment.

 

Textbook:

LinearAlgebra with Application by Jeffery Holt

 

General:

The prerequisite for this class is Calculus I, Math 1220 or Math 1700 at WMU.

You are responsible for all material in the text and all material presented in class. This includes any material not in the text and all material in the text in the covered sections that was not presented in class.  A list of topics may beavailable.

It is expected that you will spend at least 2 to 3 hours outside class for every hour in class. Even though roll will not be taken, you are expected to attend all classes.

A list of expectations may be available.

You are expected to follow university regulations and policies. Any violations will be forwarded to Student Judicial Affairs.

The last day to withdraw is November 7, 2016.

A tentative schedule may be available.

 

Electronics:

All cell phones, wireless devices, mp3/mp4 type media players, and similar devices are to be turned off and put away while you are in the classroom. Use of one of these devices during a quiz/exam will be considered cheating.

 

Homework:

A list of problems from the text to work is available. you are responsible for all of the problems. Some of the problems may be collected to ensure that you are doing this homework. The homework is due at the beginning of class on the due date.

If you have any questions about problems, please ask them in class or during office hours. You may get hints, but not full solutions, from others in the class. If you get help it must be noted on your homework papers.

 

Quizzes:

There will be a quiz every Friday except during exam weeks. They will be cover all of the material through the Tuesday before the quiz. No early or make up quizzes will be given.

 

In Class Work:

There may be assignments given to be worked in class. These may take from 10 to 50 minutes and will be graded. Some of these can be done in groups. The scores will be added to the quiz scores.

 

Exams:

Three tests will be given. Approximate dates are September 30, October 28, and December 2, 2016.

 

Final Exam:

The final exam will be given on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. It will be comprehensive.

 

Grading Policy:

All quizzes and exams will following the following outline. 50% of the questions are things you must be able to do, 25-30% of the problems are things you should be able to do, and 20-25% of the questions are more difficult. It is not uncommon for averages to be around 60% or lower.

To pass this class with a "C" you must demonstrate that you can do all the required material. Averages for a "C" may go down to 50%. Averages for a "A" may go down to 80%.

The distribution of grades is as follows. The final exam is worth 30%, the tests are each worth 17.5%, and the total from the quizzes, homework, and in class work is worth 17.5%.

 

Jay Treiman: jay.treiman at wmich.edu