Applied Linear Algebra
Spring 2020, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 11am -- 11:50am; MSB 121
Instructor: Jing Li
This is an introductory course in linear algebra. The goal of this course is to teach students fundamentals in linear
algebra, emphasizing more on its applications. The topics include systems of linear equations, matrix operations, vector
spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, singular value decomposition, and their applications.
Office: 360 Mathematics and Computer Science Building
Phone: (330) 672-9111
Office hours: Mon/Wed/Fri: 10am--10:50am and 12pm--12:50pm.
Math 12002, or Math 11012, or Math 12012, or Math 12021, with a minimum grade of C (2.0).
Introduction to Linear Algebra, Fifth Edition, Gilbert Strang.
Homework will be assigned after each lecture and will be posted on Blackboard.
Homework will NOT be collected; solutions to homework can be found through the Text Book's website.
There will be four midterm exams (count 60 points in total to your final points) and the final exam (40 points). The midterm exams will typically be scheduled on Friday in class. The final exam time is
Thursday, May 7, 10:15am--12:30pm.
Points earned from your exams will be posted on Blackboard. The final letter
grade will be posted through FlashLine after the final exam.
The official registration deadline for this course is January 19, 2020.
University policy requires all students to be officially
registered in each class they are attending. Students who are not
officially registered for a course by published deadlines should not be
attending classes and will not receive credit or a grade for the
course. Each student must confirm enrollment by checking his/her
class schedule (using Student Tools in FlashFast) prior to the deadline
indicated. Registration errors must be corrected prior to the
Your final points, earned from midterm and final exams, will determine your letter grade:
A (90 or above); B (80 or above); C (70 or above); D (60 or above); F (less than 60).
The last day to withdraw is March 22, 2020.
Other important Registrar dates can be found
STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY POLICY: University
policy 3342-3-01.3 requires that students with disabilities be provided
reasonable accommodations to ensure their equal access to course
content. If you have a documented disability and require
accommodations, please contact the instructor at the beginning of the
semester to make arrangements for necessary classroom
adjustments. Please note, you must first verify your eligibility
for these through Student Accessibility Services (contact 330-672-3391
or visit www.kent.edu/sas for
more information on registration procedures).
ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY AND PROCEDURES
REGARDING STUDENT CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM:
University policy 3342-3-01.8 deals with the problem of academic
dishonesty, cheating, and plagiarism. None of these will be tolerated in this
class. The sanctions provided in this policy will be used to deal with any
violations. For more information, refer to