Math 313/513  Computational Linear Algebra
Spring 2007
 Office: DRL 4C3
 Office hours: T R 1:402:10pm, W 10:1511:15am or by
appointment
 Telephone: (215) 8985974
 Email address: tongliu@math.upenn.edu
 Lectures: TR 121:30PM in DRL 3C8
Jan. 23th : It is important to makeup homework for those who register the class late. Though I will drop your worst 2 scores in
the end of the semester.
Jan. 16th : The midterm has been scheduled in class on Thursday, March 1st. Any confliction should be reported to me as soon as
possible.
Feb. 23th: The practice midterm exam has been posted. Review Sessions has been scheduled in the Tuesday 78 pm at DRL A6 and
Wednesday 78pm at DRL 4C8.
Feb. 27th In the midterm exam, you are allowed to bring a 2 sides 3X5 card.
April. 19th The final exam has been scheduled in Tuesday, May 1st, 911am in DRL 3C8. The policy of the final exam will be
the same as that of the middle term. I will soon post the practice middleterm exam and schedule of the review session.
The review session has been scheduled in DRL 4N30 at Apr. 24th, Tuesady, 121:30 pm.
 Textbook:

Gilbert Strang:
An Introduction to Linear Algebra, WellesleyCambridge Press, 3rd edition.
 Homework will be mostly taken out of this book,
and it will serve as the main reference for the lectures.

 Homework:
 Homework is an extremely important part of this
course. Homework problems will be posted on
this page every Tuesday. They should be turned in in the Beginning of the class
on Tuesday of the following week. Extra credit problems will
be available sometimes. I will automatically drop your worst 2 homework scores

You may work together in small groups of your own choosing on these
problems, although each student's writeup should be his/her own. On
each assignment you hand in, write down the names of anyone you
collaborated with.
 Exams:
 There will be a midterm exam and a final exam, the latter will
be cumulative. The Midterm Exam has been scheduled in class on March 1st. A two sides 3X5 card is allowed in the exam.
 Filnal Exam:

Tuesday, May 1st, 911am in DRL 3C8.
 Grades:
 Approximate Grading Weights:
 40%  Homework
 25%  Midterm exam
 35%  Final exam
 Participating in class and working on extra credit problems will help improve your grade.
Late work will NOT be accepted. Exception: illness
or other
serious and verifiable reasons.
You can check your homework grades here:
Some useful links:
The hompage of the author of the textbook
Jan. 8th, 2007