ordered overall score
This page contains information for the Fall 2000 MA443 course.
 Time and Place: MWF 8:48  9:40, B223 VV (first meeting in B105 VV)
 Lecturer: Carl de Boor.
Office hours: WF1112, (R14:3015:30 primarily for UG advising), 7379
CS&Stat
 Outside class and office hours, I intend to communicate with the class
entirely via this class page and email.
email: deboor@cs.wisc.edu; classlist:
math443@lists.students.wisc.edu

MIDTERM on Monday, 30 Oct 00, 19:1521:15h at VV B105.
I don't intend to provide a makeup exam.
Quick answers, in
postscript and in pdf.
ordered midterm scores (also in
pdf), and
detailed scores.
rough index,
in postscript and in
pdf.
final index,
in postscript and in
pdf.
FINAL EXAM (in
postscript and pdf):
14:45 to 16:45, Tueday, 19 December 2000, at B223VV (in
class)
I don't intend to provide a makeup exam.

grading: 30% homework, 30% midterm, 40% final (final comprehensive but heavier
on the second part)

The text:
Ben Noble and James W. Daniel,
Applied Linear Algebra, 3nd Edition,
PrenticeHall, 1988, will be treated as supplementary to TeX'ed
class notes (chapters 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
9, 10, 11, 12; background, index).
Other textbooks I seriously considered are:
 G. Strang, Linear algebra and its applications, 3rd ed, Harcourt, Brace,
Jovanovich, 1988;
Math library Reserve collection
 S. Axler, Linear Algebra done right, 2nd ed, SpringerVerlag, 1997;
Math library, QA184 A96 1997 (eventually in their reserve collection)
 Steven J. Leon, Applied Linear Algebra with applications, 4th ed.,
Macmillan,
1994;
Math library Reserve collection
 Jim Olsen came up with the following
websource.
 Computing assignments (and
inclass demos) will be in MATLAB,
available in the
Mathematics InfoLab,
VV B101, but also on machines in Engineering, Computer Science, ...
 While there is a MATLAB handout (Kermit Sigmon's MATLAB
Primer, 3rd Edition) available at DoIT (look for CS 525 handout #2), I
intend to rely on MATLAB's extensive online help facilities.
 Course Overview,
in postscript and in
pdf format.
 Assignments (and policies concerning them)
(assignment 1, due 18sep),
(assignment 2, due 25sep),
(assignment 3, due 02oct),
(assignment 4, due 09oct),
(assignment 5, due 16oct),
(assignment 6, due 23oct),
(assignment 7, due 06Nov),
(assignment 8, due 13nov),
(assignment 9, due 27nov),
(assignment 10, due 04dec),
(assignment 11, due 13dec).
Related Links
MATLAB Basics
You might wish to explore the Mathematics Department's Home Page.
Here are some pages of courses taught from our text book:
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