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EXAM DATES :
 EXAM 1 FRIDAY, April 20, 2018
 EXAM 2 FRIDAY, May 11, 2018
 EXAM 3 FRIDAY, June 1, 2018
 FINAL EXAM  MONDAY, June 11, 2018, 3:305:30 p.m. in 106 Wellman
The course will likely cover the following sections in our textbook : 1.11.7, 2.1, 2.2, 3.13.3, 4.14.5, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 9.1
SOLUTIONS TO ALL HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS AND HOUR EXAMS CAN BE VIEWED ON THE INTERNET at
Math 22A Homework and Exam Solutions .
In addition, you may look at a copy of solutions during my office hours (or appointment) in 3135 MSB.
Here is a copy of the Course Syllabus .
Here is a copy of the Schedule of Lectures .
Here are copies of Supplementary Class Handouts .
The following TIPS were originally written for Calculus students, but they apply equally well to Linear Algebra students.
Here are some
TIPS for doing well on my exams.
These are the OPTIONAL EXTRA CREDIT Survey and Short Paper .
The following homework assignments are subject to minor changes.
SCANNED PROBLEMS for Sections 1.11.7
 HW #1 ... (Section 1.1) ... Here are some worked out Examples solving twobytwo Linear Systems of Equations ... Here are the rules for Matrix Row Reduction using Elementary Row Operations ... p. 8: 1, 5, 7, 8, 9abcd, 11, 12, 14abc, 1620, 24, 25, 26 (Solve the system using elementary row operations.), 27, and TrueFalse
 HW #2 ... (Section 1.2) ... p. 22: 3abd, 4abd, (Use Gaussian elimination or GaussJordan elimination for the following 3 problems.) 57, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 26 (CHANGE the equation "x+2y(a^23)z=a" TO "x+2y+(a^2a+1)z=a+1".), 27, 29, 30, 33, 36 (Change the numbers 1, 0, and 5 on the righthand side to 5, 8, 11 to get nicer answers.), 37, 39, 41, 43, and TrueFalse
 HW #3 ... (Section 1.3) ... p. 36: 1, 2, 4, 7, 9a, 11, 13b, 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26bd, 2730, 32b, 33, 36a, and TrueFalse
 HW #4 ... (Section 1.4) ... Here are some basic facts about Zero Matrices, Matrix Arithmetic, and Transpose Arithmetic ... p. 49: 2c, 3b, 5, 7, 912, 15, 17, 18, 20ab, 23, 24, 31, 32, 33a, 3437, 40, 41, 43a, 45, 46, 50, and TrueFalse
 HW #5 ... (Section 1.5) ... p. 58: 13, 5, 810, 11a, 12b, 13, 15, 18, 19b, 20b, 21, 22, 29, 30, 32, and TrueFalse
 HW #6 ... (Section 1.6) ... Here is a link with a brief explanation (courtesy of Scott Gregory at the University of Washington) about how the inverse of a matrix can be used in Encryption ... Here is a link with a brief explanation (courtesy of Ting Yip at the University of Washington) about how matrix multiplication (for Translations and Rotations) is used in Computer Graphics ... Here I verify why Rotation Matrices and Translation Matrices work the way they do ... p. 66: 1, 47, 9, 1215, 17, 18b, 20, 22, 23 (Ignore the statement: Prove that every matrix of this form is a solution.), and TrueFalse
 HW #7 ... (Section 1.7) ... Here are brief notes and some random practice problems regarding Diagonal, Triangular, and Symmetric Matrices ... p. 72: 7, 10, 1214, 1921, 2527, 3032, 34, 36, 39, 47, and TrueFalse
EXAM 1 is Friday, April 20, 2018. It will cover handouts, lecture notes, and examples from class, homework assignments 1 through 7, and material from sections 1.11.7 in the book which was presented in lecture notes through Wednesday, April 18, 2018. MOST of the exam questions will be homeworktype and lecture exampletype problems.
TYPES OF QUESTIONS FOR EXAM 1 FOR SPRING 2018 (THIS IS SUBJECT TO UNANNOUNCED CHANGES.)
 3 Solve Linear Sytems of Equations Using Any Method of Using GaussJordan Method (Reduced Row Echelon Form)
 2 Find Inverse of a Matrix
 2 or 3 True or False (Prove or Disprove)
 1 or 2  Others
 1  OPTIONAL EXTRA CREDIT
HERE ARE SOME RULES FOR EXAM 1.
 0.) IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE TO, IN ANY WAY, ASSIST ANOTHER PERSON IN THE COMPLETION OF THIS EXAM. IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE TO COPY ANSWERS FROM ANOTHER STUDENT'S EXAM. IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE TO HAVE ANOTHER PERSON TAKE AN EXAM FOR YOU. PLEASE KEEP YOUR OWN WORK COVERED UP AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE DURING THE EXAM SO THAT OTHERS WILL NOT BE TEMPTED OR DISTRACTED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
 1.) No notes, books, or classmates may be used as resources for this exam. YOU MAY USE A CALCULATOR ON THIS EXAM.
 2.) You will be graded on proper use of limit notation.
 3.) You will be graded on proper use of derivative and integral notation.
 4.) Put units on answers where units are appropriate.
 5.) Read directions to each problem carefully. Show all work for full credit. In most cases, a correct answer with no supporting work will NOT receive full credit. What you write down and how you write it are the most important means of your getting a good score on this exam. Neatness and organization are also important.
SOLUTIONS TO EXAM 1 ARE POSTED ON THIS WEBPAGE.
THE GRADING SCALE FOR SPRING 2018 EXAM 1 IS :
A+ ...... 100108
A ...... 9099
A/B+ ...... 8689
B ...... 7085
C ...... 5069
D ...... 4049
F ...... 039
SCANNED PROBLEMS for Sections 9.1, 3.13.3, 2.1, 2.2, 4.1, 4.2
 HW #8 ... (Section 9.1) ... Here are worked out examples and other notes on Solving Systems Using LUDecomposition ... The introduction of LUDecomposition into academia and industry in the 1940's is credited to Alan Turing , considered by many to be the "Father of Computer Science" ... p. 499: 17, 9ab (optional), 10a, 13 (optional), 18, and TrueFalse (a), (b), (c) only
 HW #9 ... (Section 3.1) ... Here is a list of properties for Vector Algebra and information about the Geometry of Vectors ... p. 140: 13, 6, 8, 9, 10a, 11b, 14, 15, 16, 1820, 2227, and TrueFalse
 HW #10 ... (Section 3.2) ... Here is a list of properties for the Dot Product and Norms of vectors ... p. 153: 1a, 2b, 3, 7, 9, 11, 1316, 18, 19b, 2123, 24a, 26, 27, 30, 32a, and TrueFalse
 HW #11 ... (Section 3.3) ... p. 162: 1, 2bc, 35, 79, 11, 12, (For problems 13 and 14 find each projection vector AND it's magnitude.), 1517, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 2931, 33, 34, 3638, and TrueFalse
 HW #12 ... (Section 2.1) ... Here are some notes on Minors, Cofactors, and Determinants ... It's not clear why computing the determinant of matrix A using cofactor expansion along any row or column gives the same answer. Scroll down to Theorem (Cofactor expansion) to see a detailed Proof of this fact ... p. 111: 1, 3ac, 4c, 5, 6, 810, 12, 1517, 19cd, 21, 23, 28, 29, 3335, 38, and TrueFalse
 HW #13 ... (Section 2.2) ... Here are some notes on computing Determinants Using Row Reduction ... p. 117: 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 1418, 21, 22, 24, 29, 30, 35, and TrueFalse ... and ... (Section 2.3) ... p. 117: 2, 4, 5, 8, 11, 1518, 30 (Show only that A is invertible.), 3437, and TrueFalse (abcdij only)
 HW #14 ... (Section 4.1) ... Here are some notes on Real Vector Spaces ... p. 190: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 28, and TrueFalse
 HW #15 ... (Section 4.2) ... p. 200: 1, 2abe, 3b, 4b, 5c, 7ab, 8b, 9ac, 10a, 11, 12ac, 13, 14, 15abc, 17, 19b, 20a, and TrueFalse
EXAM 2 is Friday, May 11, 2018. It will cover handouts, lecture notes, and examples from class, homework assignments 8 through 15, and material from sections 2.1, 2.2, 3.13.3, 4.1, 4.2, and 9.1 in the book which was presented in lecture notes through Wednesday, May 9, 2018. MOST of the exam questions will be homeworktype and lecture exampletype problems.
TYPES OF QUESTIONS FOR EXAM 2 FOR SPRING 2018 (THIS IS SUBJECT TO UNANNOUNCED CHANGES.)
 1  TRUE or FALSE
 1  Proof of Theorem
 1  Compute Determinant
 2  Problems Regarding Lines and Planes in 3Space
 1  LUDecomposition Problem
 1  Vector Space/Subspace Problem
 1  Other
 1  OPTIONAL EXTRA CREDIT
HERE ARE SOME RULES FOR EXAM 2.
 0.) IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE TO, IN ANY WAY, ASSIST ANOTHER PERSON IN THE COMPLETION OF THIS EXAM. IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE TO COPY ANSWERS FROM ANOTHER STUDENT'S EXAM. IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE TO HAVE ANOTHER PERSON TAKE AN EXAM FOR YOU. PLEASE KEEP YOUR OWN WORK COVERED UP AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE DURING THE EXAM SO THAT OTHERS WILL NOT BE TEMPTED OR DISTRACTED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
 1.) No notes, books, or classmates may be used as resources for this exam. YOU MAY USE A CALCULATOR ON THIS EXAM.
 2.) You will be graded on proper use of derivative and integral notation.
 3.) Put units on answers where units are appropriate.
 4.) Read directions to each problem carefully. Show all work for full credit. In most cases, a correct answer with no supporting work will NOT receive full credit. What you write down and how you write it are the most important means of your getting a good score on this exam. Neatness and organization are also important.
SOLUTIONS TO EXAM ARE POSTED ON THIS WEBPAGE.
THE GRADING SCALE FOR SPRING 2018 EXAM 2 IS :
A+ ...... 100110
A ...... 9099
A/B+ ...... 8689
B ...... 6885
C ...... 4867
D ...... 3547
F ...... 034
SCANNED PROBLEMS for Sections 4.34.8, 6.3, 6.4
 HW #16 ... (Section 4.3) ... Here are some notes on the Wronskian ... p. 210: 1, 2, 3a, 4a, 57, 8ac, 9a, 10b, 1113, 16abce (Use trig identities or a Wronskian.), 1822, 24 (Do sets {v2, v3} and {v1} only.), 26 (Change "P2" to "P1" and change "more than three vectors" to "exactly three vectors".), 28, 29, and TrueFalse
 HW #17 ... (Section 4.4) ... Here are some notes on Spanning Sets ... p. 219: 1 (Use a determinant.), 2 (Use a determinant.), 3 (Show that a+bx+cx^2 can be written as a linear combination of the given polynomials. Show that the given polynomials are linearly independent.), 7a (Use a determinant.), 8 (Show that the given polynomials do not SPAN P2 OR show that the given polynomials are linearly DEPENDENT.), 9, 10, 14, 20, 29, 31, and TrueFalse
 HW #18 ... (Section 4.5) ... Here are some (hard to read) handwritten notes on the Dimension of Vector Spaces ... p. 228: 13, 6, 7abc, 8ab, 9ab (Change nxn to 3x3 and remove the word "diagonal".), 10, 1214, 1618, 20a, 21a (Use n=3.), 25, 27, and TrueFalse
 HW #19 ... (Section 4.7) ... p. 246: 1a, 2b, 3, 4b, 5, 7, 8b, 9a, 10a, 11, 12b, 13a, 1416, 18, 20, 21b, 23, 24 (For part b find an example different from a coordinate axis. For part c find an example different from the coordiante planes.), 25 (For part b do A, C, and D only.), 27, 28, and TrueFalse
 HW #20 ... (Section 4.8) ... p. 256: 1, 2a, 38, 1021, 24, 2830, 33, and TrueFalse
 HW #21 ... (Section 6.3) ... Here are some notes on the GramSchmidt Process ... p. 376: 1abc, 2ac, 3, 4b, 7, 9, 15, 18, 2123, 2629, 32, 33, 43, 55 (Optional) and TrueFalse (parts (c) and (e) only)
 HW #22 ... (Section 6.4) ... p. 386: ... Here are some notes on how to find Least Squares Solutions to unsolvabe systems of equations ... (Find the Least Squares Solution and the Least Squares Error for problems 35, 12, and 13) ... 35, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 26, and TrueFalse
EXAM 3 is Friday, June 1, 2018. It will cover handouts, lecture notes, and examples from class, homework assignments 16 through 22, and material from sections 4.34.5, 4.7, 4.8, 6.3, and 6.4 in the book which was presented in lecture notes through Wednesday, May 30, 2018. MOST of the exam questions will be homeworktype and lecture exampletype problems.
Bring it ...
TYPES OF QUESTIONS FOR EXAM 3 FOR SPRING 2018 (THIS IS SUBJECT TO UNANNOUNCED CHANGES.)
 2  Determine if Vectors are Linearly Independent or Linearly Dependent
 1 or 2  Prove Set is a Subspace
 1 or 2  Orthogonal Complement Problems
 1  Row Space, Column Space, Null Space Problem
 1  GramSchmidt Problem with Three Vectors
 1  Rank, Nullity Problem/Proof
 1  Least Squares Problem
 1 or 2  Others
 1  OPTIONAL EXTRA CREDIT
HERE ARE SOME RULES FOR EXAM 3.
 0.) IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE TO, IN ANY WAY, ASSIST ANOTHER PERSON IN THE COMPLETION OF THIS EXAM. IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE TO COPY ANSWERS FROM ANOTHER STUDENT'S EXAM. IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE TO HAVE ANOTHER PERSON TAKE AN EXAM FOR YOU. PLEASE KEEP YOUR OWN WORK COVERED UP AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE DURING THE EXAM SO THAT OTHERS WILL NOT BE TEMPTED OR DISTRACTED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
 1.) No notes, books, or classmates may be used as resources for this exam. YOU MAY USE A CALCULATOR ON THIS EXAM.
 2.) You will be graded on proper use of derivative and integral notation.
 3.) Put units on answers where units are appropriate.
 4.) Do not use any shortcuts from the book when using the method of integration by parts.
 5.) Read directions to each problem carefully. Show all work for full credit. In most cases, a correct answer with no supporting work will NOT receive full credit. What you write down and how you write it are the most important means of your getting a good score on this exam. Neatness and organization are also important.
SOLUTIONS TO EXAM 3 ARE POSTED ON THIS WEBPAGE.
THE GRADING SCALE FOR SPRING 2018 EXAM 3 IS :
A+ ...... 100110
A ...... 9099
A/B+ ...... 8489
B ...... 6583
C ...... 4564
D ...... 3444
F ...... 033
SCANNED PROBLEMS for Sections 5.1, 5.2
 HW #23 ... (Section 5.1) ... Eigenvectors are used in many applications. They are used when you do a Google Search , as is nicely explained here by 278Brandon. In the context of wildlife biology, StableAge Distributions are determined by the eigenvectors of Leslie Matrices , which use the reproductive rates and and survival rates of species with discrete (seasonal) breeding periods ... p. 300: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6a, 7, 10, 12, 24, 25, 27, 33, 34, 38, 39, and TrueFalse
 HW #24 ... (Sections 5.2) ... p. 311: 1, 4, 5, 8, 17, 20ad
The FINAL EXAM is Monday, June 11, 2018
3:305:30 p.m.
in 106 Wellman
BRING A PICTURE ID TO THE EXAM
AND BE PREPARED TO SHOW IT TO KOUBA OR THE TEACHING ASSISTANT !!
The final exam will cover handouts, lecture notes, and examples from class, homework assignments 1 through 24, material from sections 1.11.7, 2.1, 2.2, 3.13.3, 4.14.5, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 9.1.
TYPES OF QUESTIONS FOR THE FINAL EXAM FOR SPRING 2018 (THIS IS SUBJECT TO UNANNOUNCED CHANGES.).
 1  LUDecomposition Problem
 1  GramSchmidt Problem
 1  Least Squares Solution and Least Squares Error Problem
 1  Diagonalization Problem
 1 or 2  Eigenvalue/Eigenvector Problem
 3 or 4  True or False (Prove or Disprove) Problems
 1  Subspace Problem
 1 or 2  Others
 1  OPTIONAL EXTRA CREDIT
HERE ARE SOME RULES FOR THE FINAL EXAM.
 0.) IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE TO, IN ANY WAY, ASSIST ANOTHER PERSON IN THE COMPLETION OF THIS EXAM. IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE TO COPY ANSWERS FROM ANOTHER STUDENT'S EXAM. IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE TO HAVE ANOTHER PERSON TAKE AN EXAM FOR YOU. PLEASE KEEP YOUR OWN WORK COVERED UP AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE DURING THE EXAM SO THAT OTHERS WILL NOT BE TEMPTED OR DISTRACTED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
 1.) No notes, books, or classmates may be used as resources for this exam. YOU MAY USE A CALCULATOR ON THIS EXAM.
 2.) You will be graded on proper use of limit notation.
 3.) You will be graded on proper use of derivative and integral notation.
 4.) Put units on answers where units are appropriate.
 5.) Read directions to each problem carefully. Show all work for full credit. In most cases, a correct answer with no supporting work will NOT receive full credit. What you write down and how you write it are the most important means of your getting a good score on this exam. Neatness and organization are also important.
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