Carl Meyer

      MA 523

      Matrix Analysis and Applied Linear Algebra



When & Where

3:00-4:15pm   T H,   Fall, 2017

1220 SAS Hall

Instructor

Prof. Carl D. Meyer
Text Book

Matrix Analysis and Applied Linear Algebra by C. D. Meyer

Book+Solutions Manual+CD bundle available from the SIAM on-line store

All of Prof. Meyer's students are eligible for a 20% discount on this text.
When checking out from the SIAM on-line store, enter the coupon code: BKCMAD

All NC State graduate students qualify for free membership in SIAM, which qualifies them for other discounts.

Book+Solutions Manual+CD bundle available from Amazon.com (Amazon Prime is possible)

Book+Solutions Manual+CD bundle available at the NCSU Bookstore (retail price + tax)

Make sure you are buying the 3rd printing or higher. Look on the copyright page---
The last digit on the number immediately under the copyright needs to be 3 or greater.

Prerequisites

MA 405

Or else the equivalent of an upper-level undergraduate linear algebra course

Exams, Grading Policy, & Homework

REGULAR EXAMS:   There are two regular 1 hr exams (closed book) each worth 100pts

FINAL EXAM:   The final is a 3 hr comprehensive (closed book) exam worth 200pts

MAKE-UP EXAMS:   Make-up exams are generally not allowed.
  Attendance on scheduled exam days is absolutely mandatory!

ATTENDANCE:   It's required

GRADES:   Determined primarily by exam scores

BUMPS:   Grades can be bumped downward (for in-class students) by unexcused absences.
Grades can be bumped upward (for in-class students) by participation in class discussions.

Here are the HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Homework is not collected or graded, but it is the basis for questions appearing on the exams.
Time is generally allotted for discussing homework problems during the review session preceding each exams.

Schedule Of Events

FIRST CLASS:   August 17 (Thursday)

HOLIDAY:   (Labor Day) September 4 (Monday)

NO CLASS :   October 3 (Tuesday)

FALL BREAK:   October 5-6 (Thursday-Friday)

EXAM 1:   October 10 (Tuesday)

LAST DAY TO DROP:   October 13 (Friday)

EXAM 2:   November 16 (Thursday)

THANKSGIVING VACATION:   November 22-24 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

LAST CLASS:   November 30 (Thursday)

FINAL EXAM:   December 12 (Tuesday) 1:00-4:00 PM

DON'T ASK TO TAKE THE FINAL EARLY!

Grades, Exam Scores, and Solutions

FINAL GRADES:    Course grades will be posted on the MYPACK Portal site at NCSU Registration & Records web site.
Entered your unity account and password
Click the FOR STUDENTS tab and select Academic Records --- from there select View My Grades.

SOLUTIONS FOR EXAM 1

      Solutions in pdf format

SOLUTIONS FOR EXAM 2

      Posted here after exam has been given

SOLUTIONS FOR EXAM 3

      Posted here after exam has been given

Outline & References

Course Outline

Online Lectures

Least Squares Discussion.pdf

References other than the text

  • Matrix Analysis & Topics In Matrix Analysis by R. Horn and C. Johnson
  • Theory of Matrices by P. Lancaster