Home Page of MA265, Spring 2008

Linear Algebra

Announcements: Practice Test for Test 1 Answer Key
Practice Test for Test 2 Answer Key
there are old exams available at course web site
An example for Matlab HW
Final Exam Time and PlaceTime: Tuesday, April 29, 3:20--5:20 pm, LOEB PLYHS

Instructor: Dr. Min Chen

Office: MATH 418
Mailbox location: MATH 419
Office Hours: Monday 1:30--2:30pm
and by appointments;
Phone: 41964
E-mail: chen@math.purdue.edu

Grader: Wenhui Shi

Office: MATH 701
Mailbox location: MATH 835
E-mail: wshi@math.purdue.edu

Course Web Pages: http://www.math.purdue.edu/academic/courses/MA265

Section Web Pages: http://www.math.purdue.edu/~chen/ma265/syl.html


Homeworks will be collected every Tuesday and Thursday in class. Some of the homeworks will be graded. Late homeworks will not be accepted. Attendance and doing homework assignments are very important for your success in this class.


There are two in class midterm exams and a comprehensive final exam. Calculators, books and notes are not allowed during the exams.

Important Dates Test 1 Feb. 14
Test 2 April. 3
Final Exam April 29

Grading Policy:

Your course grade will be determined as follows: 20% from homeworks, 20% from each mid-term exam and 40% from the final exam.

Make-up Policy:

There will be no make-up exams except in extreme circumstances (such as: death in immediate family, military obligation, etc.) at the discretion of the instructor. The instructor has to be informed IN ADVANCE by e-mail. You will be asked to provide proper documentation.


Class attendance is expected and I will "spot check" attendance throughout the semester. I may deduct up to 3% of your grade if you miss more than two of those random checks.

If you have questions, please contact Min Chen.