### Section 14G8, Little 221. MTWF 4th period

### Section 3169, Little 221, MTWF 5th period

### Professor Bruce H. Edwards

- 409 Little Hall

(352) 294-2303

bruceedwards@ufl.edu

### Office Hours

- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 – 10:30. Also by appointment.

### Daily Schedule — Topics and homework

### Prerequisites

- Grade of C or better in Calculus 3, and C or better in either MAS 3300 or MHF 3202

### Textbook

*Linear Algebra,*4th edition, by Friedberg, Insel, and Spence, Prentice Hall, 2003.

We will cover most of Chapters 1 – 6.

### Course Description

- MAS 4105 is a 4 credit course that stresses the theoretical aspects of the following topics:

vector spaces, linear transformations, linear equations and matrices, determinants,

inner products, eigenvalues, projections, and least squares. The course serves both as a

transition for the mathematics major from a study of techniques into

more conceptual mathematics, and as a coherent foundation in linear algebra for engineering and

science majors. The student is expected to reason through and coherently write up proofs of

theorems, as well as develop computational skills. However, computational skills are not

stressed as much as in MAS 3114, Computational Linear Algebra. MAS 4105 is designed to serve majors

in mathematics and those engineering and science students interested in the theoretical aspects of the subject.

### Website: people.clas.ufl.edu/bruceedwards/mas410517/

### Written Work and Participation

- Exercises from the text will be assigned and discussed in class. Some homework problems

will be turned in and graded. You must work alone on these graded problems.

You should be prepared every day to participate in class discussions.

Up to 5 bonus participation points can be earned.

### Quizzes

- There will be 20 unannounced 2-point quizzes given throughout the semester.

- The best 16 scores will determine your quiz total.

### Tests (Written medical documentation is required for makeup tests.)

- Test 1: Friday, January 27

Test 2: Wednesday, February 22

Test 3: Friday, March 24

Test 4: Monday, April 17

### 200 Total Points

- Four 40-point tests: 160
- 16 2-point quizzes: 32
- Homework: 8

### Grade

- A: 90 – 100%
- A-: 87 – 89.99%
- B+: 84 – 86.99%
- B: 80 – 83.99%
- B-: 77 – 79.99%
- C+: 74 – 76.99%
- C: 70 – 73.99%
- D: 60 – 69.99%
- E: 0 – 59.99%

### University Resources and Policies

Students with disabilities requesting accommodations should first register with

the Disability Resource Center (352-392-8565) by providing appropriate

documentation. Once registered, students will receive an accommodation

letter which must be presented to the instructor when requesting

accommodation. Students with disabilities should follow this procedure

as early as possible in the semester.

UF students are bound by The Honor Pledge which states, “We, the members of the

University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest

standards of honor and integrity by abiding by the Honor Code. On all work submitted for

credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either required or

implied: “On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this

assignment.” The Honor Code specifies a number of behaviors that are in violation of this code

and the possible sanctions. Furthermore, you are obligated to report any condition that

facilitates academic misconduct to appropriate personnel. If you have any questions or concerns,

please consult with the instructor or TAs in this class.”