Carl Meyer

      MA 523

      Matrix Analysis and Applied Linear Algebra



When & Where

3:00-4:15pm   T H,   Fall, 2014

2235 SAS Hall

Instructors

Prof. Carl D. Meyer     4228 Mathematics & Statistics Building

TA: Ralph Abbey
3201 SAS Hall, rwabbey "at" ncsu.edu
Text Book

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

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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 by unexcused absences.
Grades can be bumped upward by participation in class discussions.

HOMEWORK:   Homework is assigned at the end of each lecture.
Time is allotted for discussing homework problems at the start of later class periods. While homework is not graded, it is the basis for questions appearing on the exams.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Schedule Of Events

FIRST CLASS:   August 21 (Thursday)

HOLIDAY:   (Labor Day) September 1 (Monday)

EXAM 1:   September 25 (Thursday)

FALL BREAK:   October 9-10 (Thursday-Friday)

LAST DAY TO DROP:   October 17 (Friday)

EXAM 2:   November 13 (Thursday)

THANKSGIVING VACATION:   November 26-28 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

LAST CLASS:   December 2 (Tuesday)

FINAL EXAM:   December 9 (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 that can be found at the NCSU Registration & Records web site. Once you have entered your unity account and password in MyPack Portal and are admitted, click the FOR STUDENTS tab and select Academic Records --- from there select View My Grades.

SOLUTIONS FOR EXAM 1

      Posted here after exam has been given

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

References other than the text

  • Matrix Analysis & Topics In Matrix Analysis by R. Horn and C. Johnson
  • Theory of Matrices by P. Lancaster
  • Matrix Theory, Vols. I and II by F. Gantmacher