Instructor:
Dr. Dashun Xu
Office: 273
Neckers Hall A Wing
Office Hours: MW 8:509:55am, 11:00am11:50pm, F:
8:509:55am, Th: 22:55pm, or by appointment
Email: dashunxu@siu.edu Phone: 4536598
Syllabus (Attachment
for more useful webpage and dates)
Textbook: Elementary Linear Algebra, by Howard Anton 11^{th}
ed.
Tutoring sessions: Lib 680 MonThurs. from 59 p.m
Important dates:
Semester Classes Begin

Tuesday, January 16

Last
Day to Register

Sunday, January 21

Last Day to drop w/ Reg. Office

Friday, January 26

Last
Day to Drop with Refund

Sunday, January 28

Spring
Break

Sat, March 9Sun, March 17

Last
Day to Drop w/o Refund

Friday, March 29

Total
Solar Eclipse
(Classes
Cancelled)

Monday, April 8

Final
Examinations

Mon, May 6Fri, May 10

Commencement

Saturday, May 11

Grading scale:
Grading Scale
Grades
Midterm
exams

35

Homework

25

Final

32

Attendance
(deduct 1 point per missed class meeting)

8

Homework:
All
assignments will be collected every Friday in class and only a few questions in each
assignment will be graded. Late homework will not be accepted. I will
update these problems after each class meeting. Please make sure to refresh the webpage
Date

Homework


Week 1

Sect 1.1: 5, 7(c),
8(c)


Week 2

Sect 1.2: 2, 3(a,
c,d), 5, 9, 11, 19, 25, 27

Together with Week 1, Due on Fri.
Please
donot forget to staple your homework sheets together.
This webpage is updated according to the lecture
pace in the afternoon (after 2pm) on MWF. That is, you can get
all HW due on each Fri till
Wed after 2pm.

Week 3

Sect
1.3: 1(d, e), 2(b, c), 3(e. f), 5(a, b, d, e), 5(g,
k),
Sect.
1.3: 11, 13(a), 15, 23, 29(a,b)


Week 4

1.4: 9, 12, 13, 15, 17,
20c, (using inverse 25, 27),
TF(ak)
1.5: 2, 5(c),
6(b), 7, 8(ac), 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, TF(ag)
1.6: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9,
1.6: 13, 15, TF(ag)


Week 5

1.6: 11, 14, 16, optional: 18
1.7: 3, 9, 15, 19, 21, 27, 35(b), TF(am)
2.1: 1, 5, 17, 18, 19(a,b), 27, 29, 31


Week 6

2.2: 6, 7, 11, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, optional (23, 25,27,
29, 30 )
2.3: 7, 15, 17, 19, TF (al)
2.3: 25, 33;
Review Problems:
1.2: 11, 25, 27
1.4: TF(a—g)
1.6: TF(a—f)
1.7: TF(j—m)
2.1: 21, 22,
2.2: 1522
2.3: 19, 21,

Homework are
also collected on Fri.
Exam on Fri!!! Covering Chap1 and 2, including HW for 2.3 this week.

Week 7

3.1: 1(a), 3, 11(a,c), 19
3.2: 1(b), 5(a), 9(a), 19,


Week 8

3.2: 11(a),
3.3: 1cd, 3, 7, 8, 10, 13b, 19
4.1: 8, 11, TF
ae.


Week 9

4.2: 1(b, c,e); 2(a, d,f); 4(a,d), 5(a, b,c)
4.2: 7, 9, 11, 12(a,c), 17


Week 10

4.3: 1(a,b,
d), 2, 3, 9
4.4: 2, 11(a), 13(a), 14, 19(a, b,
d), TF(ad)


Week 11

4.4: 7
4.5: 1, 3, 4, 5
4.5: 12a, 15, 17, 19a
4.6: 1(abc), 3(ab); optional: 6,
12


Week 12

4.6:
9(abd)
4.7:
2(a), 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17


Week 13

HW:
4.7;
3a, 7b,
4.8:
2b, 5,
4.8:
1, 3, 6
Review:
4.2: 11, 12(ab)
4.3:2b,
3b
4.4:
13a, 19ab,
4.7:
9, 15, 16, 17

Exam on Next Wed.!!!
HW is collected on Fri.!!!

Week 14

HW
due on Fri.
5.1: 7, 12, 13,
5.2:
3, 6, 8, 9, diagonalize 13, 17

Exam on this Wed!!!
HW due on Fri.


Review
for the final: Week 7 and 13 homework and two review sets for midterm
exams, together with
1.5:
11, 13,
2.3:
33, 34
4.2:
2(a, b, d, e)
5.2:
9, 11
Thm
in 4.8
Review
Lecture notes for chap6.
Practice:
6.1: 29, 30, TF(af)
6.2:
1, 15, 16, 27

Final exam: 5/10, Fri. 10:15am  12:15pm, NKRS 218

Study Hint:
Find at least one or
two other students from the class with whom you can regularly do
homework and prepare for exams. Your classmates are perhaps the least
used and arguably your best resource. An efficient and effective study
group will streamline homework and study time and greatly improve your
written and spoken communication. The best time to use your classmates
as study/homework partners is after you have made an honest effort
on your own to solve the problems using your own wits, knowledge,
and experience. When you encounter an unsolvable problem, don't give up
too soon on it. Being stumped is an opportunity for mathematical growth
and insight, even if you never solve the problem on your own. If you
seek help prematurely, you will never know if you could have solved a
tough problem without outside assistance.
