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MA 443  Applied Linear Algebra
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This page contains information for the Fall 2002 MA443 course.
It will be pretty similar to the
Fall 2000 version.
Here is an overview, in
postscript and in
pdf.
 Time and Place: MWF (except 11,21,23,25 oct) 8:45  9:40, B223 VV
 Lecturer: Carl de Boor.
Office hours: WF1112, (R13:2015:20 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:
ma443@lists.students.wisc.edu

MIDTERM on Monday, 28 Oct 02, 19:1521:15h at B139VV.
I don't intend to provide a makeup exam.
FINAL EXAM:
7:459:45h, Friday, 20 December 2002, at B223VV ;
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: no book to buy! TeX'ed
class notes (overview; chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16;
background, index)
(in postscript and pdf) will be
available as the course progresses; see the final version, in
postscript and
pdf.
Textbooks I seriously considered are:

Carl D. Meyer,
Matrix Analysis and Applied Linear Algebra, SIAM, 2000;
 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;
 J. Daniels and B. Noble, Applied Linear Algebra, 3nd Edition
PrenticeHall, 1988;
 An interesting resource is the following
online Applied Linear Algebra.
 Computing assignments (and
inclass demos) will be in MATLAB,
available in the
Mathematics InfoLab,
VV 101, 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
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (due 09dec); also answers
(and
policies concerning them)
Related Links
You might wish to explore the Mathematics Department's Home Page.