MTH211 Linear Algebra

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  • Dr. Ernest E. Rothman Please make use of the following!
    • Official office hours: Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Wednesday: 12:00PM - 2:30PM, Thursday: 3:45PM - 4:45PM, and by appointment, drop-in, and AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk, and Skype instant messaging. If there is a need to change office hour schedule, the new office hour schedule will be posted on the course web site. Instant messaging can be used for simple questions for clarification of course content (e.g., HW exercises); please use email and/or an office hour visit for other detailed course-related questions.
    • Phone ext. 3237. (Email address are office location given in the course syllabus)

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    Please come to see me during my office hours! If you have a conflict and cannot make my office hours, please contact me and we can set up an appointment for another time. I will usually be available for (audio and video enabled) instant messaging during office hours. When you come to my office hours, or contact me via Instant Messenger or email, please be prepared with specific course-related questions.


  • Required Textbook: Linear Algebra and its applications, 5th Edition by David and Steven Lay, and Judi McDonald, Pub. Addison-Wesley.
  • Recommended Calculator: TI-83Plus or TI-84Plus graphing calculator. When calculators are allowed on exams, only TI-83, TI-83Plus, or TI-84Plus will be permitted.


  • Course Website: You are expected to check the course web site for updates at least twice a day, including mornings and evenings.
    • Grading Policies.
    • How to contact me.
    • HW


  • MATLAB is installed in a computer lab in the university Library. Additionally, you may purchase the Student Edition of MATLAB to install on your macOS, Linux, or Windows system.
  • Octave Online
  • GNU Octave


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Last modified: 7/7/2019