## Applications of Linear Algebra (Fall 2018)

Classes take place each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00-10:50 am in William E. Kirwan Hall (Math Building), classroom B0423.

## Prerequisites

Grade of C- or better in one of Math240, Math461 or Math341. In particular, the students are expected to know and understand the information from Chapter 1 of The Book (see below).

## Textbook

We will follow The Book by UMD's Justin Wyss-Gallifent. We will cover around 10 chapters. The lecture will follow The Book quite closely but there may be some differences.

## Office hours

Monday 11:00-11:20 am, Wednesday 3:00-4:20 pm, Friday 11:00-11:20 am. They take place in my office (4121, CSIC Building).

## Evaluation Plan

The final grade will be based on the number of accumulated points. The points can be obtained in the following ways:

**Homework (HM): 0-30 p.**Each homework consists of 5-6 problems. Given either weekly or after each Chapter of The Book (thus, about 10-14 homeworks in total).

**Midterms (MT): 0-30 p.**Two midterms. First one around 4th chapter, second around 8th.

**Special asignment (SA): 0-20 p.**Special asignment will be given around one month before the final. It will require devising a model in a semi-realistic scenario (based on the knowledge acquired throughout the course). Note that the asignment is an extra way of obtaining points and it is possible to get 100 points without the asignment.

**Final (FE): 0-40 p.**Nothing particularly interesting to write here.

# Final

The final exam will take place during the class on Wednesday 12/5/2018 at 10 am and on Friday 12/7/2018 at 10 am.

# For information on the preparation for the final click HERE

## Midterms

**Midterm 1 will take place during the class on Monday 10/22/2018 at 10 am**(and if more time is needed also on Wednesday 10/24/2018 class at 10 am). It will cover 5 chapters:

**Ch. 2**,

**Ch. 3**,

**Ch. 4**,

**Ch. 5**and

**Ch. 6**. An example midterm will be uploaded later.

**Midterm 2 will take place during the class on Friday 11/16/2018 at 10 am and on Monday 11/19/2018**. It will cover 4 chapters:

**Ch. 7**,

**Ch. 8**,

**Ch. 9**and

**Ch. 10**. An example midterm will be uploaded later.

## Homework

**Homework 1 (due Monday 9/17/2018):**Exercises from The Book:

**2.2**,

**2.5**,

**2.9**,

**2.17**,

**2.19**. In Ex 2.5 (a) and (c) provide two answers. First answer reflects the situation when the products can be divided into amounts smaller than one unit (for example water, oil). Second answer reflects the situation when the smallest amount of the product is 1 unit (for example cars, computers). For example, if calculations lead to the answer that the production of Product 1 should be set to 12.345 units then the first answer is 12.345 units while the second is the smallest whole number larger than the first answer, that is 13.

**Homework 2 (due Monday 9/24/2018):**Exercises from The Book:

**3.9**,

**3.20**,

**3.23**,

**3.25**,

**3.28**.

**Homework 3 (due Monday 10/08/2018, no later than 12 pm, either given directly to me or left in my mailbox):**Exercises from The Book:

**4.9**,

**4.10**,

**5.1**,

**5.10**,

**5.11**.

**Example midterm**No homework from Ch. 6. Instead, an example of a midterm exam.

**Homework 4 (due Wednesday 10/31/2018, no later than 11:30 am, either given directly to me or left in my mailbox):**Exercises from The Book:

**7.2**,

**7.4**,

**7.5**&

**7.14**,

**8.2**.

**Homework 5 (due Monday 11/12/2018, no later than 11:30 am, either given directly to Javier Morales, who is going to substitute me during the leacture or left in my mailbox):**Exercises from The Book:

**9.5 (b) (BY HAND) (10 points)**,

**10.1**,

**10.4**,

**10.6**. IMPORTANT! Read the following clarification first.

**Special assignment click here (due Wednesday 12/5/2018, no later than 11:30 am, given directly to me).**

**Example midterm.**An example of a midterm exam.

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