Grader: Sathyanarayanan Chandramouli, firstname.lastname@example.org, office MCH
212(c), office hours: T 9:00-10:30 am and W 5:00-6:30 pm.
Schedule: Monday 2:30 - 3:20, and Tuesday+Thursday 2:00 - 3:15, in LOV 101.
Prerequisites: Calculus w/ Analytical Geometry II (MAC2312 or equivalent) with a C- or better.
Text: Linear Algebra and its applications by David Lay, 5th edition, Addison-Wesley (ISBN:0321982614).
Content: Chapters 1-6.
Objectives: The main goal of the course is to introduce students to the theoretical and computational components of the
discipline, emphasizing the applicability of the methods and techniques discussed.
Expectations: This course is paced so as to cover a substantial amount of material. Attendance and regularly doing
homework are essential to succeed in this course. I will be illustrating the main concepts in each section, but you
are still required to thoroughly read each covered section on your own to reinforce your learning. You are definitely
encouraged to ask questions about the material.
Exams: There will be three midterms and a final exam. Tentative schedule for midterms: Sept 24, Oct 22
(moved to Oct 25 !), and Nov 26 (planning to move this to Nov 27).
Homework: Success in the course will require regular attendance and punctual completion of homework.
Some problems will be collected for grading, see course documents.
Grading scheme: The homework grade is determined by checking how regularly you turn in homework, regardless of how many are correct.
This is meant to encourage you turn in answers for the questions that you are the least sure about, so that the feedback you get from the grader will be more useful to you.
I plan to have about 5 unannounced quizzes, each representing 1% of the grade. The homework counts as 10%. Each of the midterms counts as 20% and the remaining 25%
is determined by the final exam.
No makeups. An absence may be excused given sufficient evidence of extenuating circumstances and in accordance
with the University policy stated below. In such a case, extra weight will be attached to the other exams. Barring emergencies,
the matters leading to a possible excused absence should be discussed with the instructor well in advance. An unexcused
absence will result in a grade of zero.
Students are expected to attend class regularly. A student absent from class bears the full responsibility for
all subject matter and information discussed in class. Attendance (and participation) will be useful to make decisions in
Please be punctual and arrive to class on time. In order to have a good collaborative environment, I ask you put
away your devices and/or you keep them silent or, better, in the “off” position. Other than in class, I encourage
you to ask questions via email.
Tutoring is available for this course via ACE Tutoring at the Learning Studio in the William Johnston Building.
Appointments may be made, and drop-ins are welcome for one-on-one and group tutoring. Please contact the ACE Learning
Studio at email@example.com, 850-645-9151, or find more information at http://ace.fsu.edu/tutoring.
University Attendance Policy:
Excused absences include documented illness, deaths in the family and other documented crises,
call to active military duty or jury duty, religious holy days, and official University activities. These absences will be
accommodated in a way that does not arbitrarily penalize students who have a valid excuse. Consideration will also be given
to students whose dependent children experience serious illness.
Academic Honor Policy:
The Florida State University Academic Honor Policy outlines the University’s expectations for the
integrity of students’ academic work, the procedures for resolving alleged violations of those expectations, and the rights and
responsibilities of students and faculty members throughout the process. Students are responsible for reading the Academic
Honor Policy and for living up to their pledge to “…be honest and truthful and… [to] strive for personal and
institutional integrity at Florida State University.” (Florida State University Academic Honor Policy, found at
ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act):
Students with disabilities needing academic accommodation should: (1) register with and
provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center; and (2) bring a letter to the instructor indicating the need
for accommodation and what type. This should be done during the first week of class.
This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request.
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