**Instructor**: Dr. Shidong Li

Office: TH 929, **Phone:** x81481,
**email:** *shidong@sfsu.edu*

Office Hours: Tu, Th 10:0 - 11:00, Th 2:00 - 3:00, or by appointment.

Prerequisite: C or better in Math 227.

**Text**: Linear Algebra with Applications,
by Otto Bretscher, 4E

**Topics to be covered**:

Chapter 1: Linear Equations

Chapter 2: Linear Transformations

Chapter 3: Subspaces of R^n and Their Dimensions.

Chapter 5: Orthogonality and Least Squares (5.1, 5.2, 5.4)

Chapter 6: Determinants (6.1)

Chapter 7: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors (7.2 - 7.5)

Chapter 8: Symmetric Matrices (selected sections/topics, if time permits)

**Grading Percentage: **

Homework | 10% |

Weekly quizzes | 30% |

Mid-term (tentatively Oct. 20 (Thursday)) | 30% |

Final Exam (Tuesday, 12/13/2011, 10:45 - 1:15) | 30% |

**
Pay attention to Fall's calendar and enrollment/withdraw deadlines**

**Exam/Quiz policy:**
Two lowest quiz grades will be dropped from the course
grade. No make-up quiz will be given. Make-up exams may
be allowed
should you have verifiable and compelling reason. In such cases,
students are expected to notify the instructor prior to the exam.

Homework are assigned on each lecture. Students are expected to spend 2-3 hours on each assignment. Working in groups on homeworks to help each other) are encouraged.