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Math 214: Linear Systems (Spring 2008) 
This front page of the course website will serve as an unofficial blog / course announcements page. You can access important course information using the navigation bar above. Most course documents that I hand out are accessible in the Course Schedule. My unofficial lecture notes/commentaries are available in the Notes section of the website.
Thursday May 8 
The
solutions
to the Spring 2008 Final Exam
are now
available.

Thursday May 1 
The FINAL EXAM REVIEW session
will be Mon May 5th 24pm in Fowler 301.

Tuesday April 29 
The
powerpoint files for all the
Group Project presentations are now available online.

Monday April 28 
HW27 (Section 7.3) will
be extra credit.

The
solutions to the Spring 2006 Math 214 Final Exam and
the exam
itself are available online.

Friday April 25 
HW26 (Section 5.4) is due
Monday.

All of the evaluation forms for
the Course project are also available online. One Extra Credit
point is awarded for each one that you fill out; The self/group
evaluation is mandatory.

The Practice Final Exam is the
Spring 2007 Final Exam.
Solutions are available. The Final Exam is Tuesday May 6th
14pm.

Thursday April 24 
All
clicker solutions have been added to the website.

Wednesday April 23 
HW 26 is not due until
Monday April 28th.

Monday April 21 
Buckmire's Deal has been
announced: It is that whatever GRADE you get on the FINAL
exam if it is higher than what you got on either of the inclass
semester exams, the final exam grade replaces the LOWER of those
two scores. So, a C on Exam 1 and a D on Exam 2 with an B on the
Final would become a C on Exam 1 and a B on Exam 2.
A lower grade on the final has
no impact on your previous exams, but the Final is 20% of your
Course Grade. Sometimes I replace BOTH Exams with your inclass
exams, but you have to petition for it.

Exams are graded! Individual scores are available on Blackboard. Solutions are available here. The Exam 2 Report is also available. 
Friday April 18 
Project Presentations starts Monday April 21. The first draft of your written project presentations are due in class on Monday. 
The Final Exam is Tuesday May 6th. It will contain multiple choice questions and "what is the definition of" questions. 
Thursday April 17 
Solutions to the Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007 and Fall 2007 exams are available. Solutions to all quizzes and HW's are also available also. 
Wednesday April 16 
There is an Exam 2 Review Session scheduled for Thursday April 17th 46pm in Fowler 110. 
Monday April 14 
The first draft of your Group Project written presentation is due Monday April 21. Final versions are due April 30th. 
HW24 and HW25 are both due Wednesday. 
Solutions to the Fall 2007 and Fall 2006 Second Midterm Exams are now available. 
Friday April 11 
Solutions to the Spring 2007 and Spring 2006 Second Midterm Exams are now available. 
EXAM 2 is next Friday April 18th. 
Quiz 9 and BONUS Quiz 7 are now available (with hints!) 
Thursday April 10 
The Project Presentation schedule is now complete. There will be no presentations on Wednesday April 30th (party!) 
HW23 is due Friday April 11 in class. 
Tuesday April 8 
There is an Exam 2 Review Session scheduled for Thursday April 17th 46pm in Fowler 110. 
I have updated the Resources section to add the Content Goals for Chapter 5 (Sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4). 
Monday April 7 
The Project Presentation Schedule is available online. 
A first draft of your written presentation of your Course Project is due Monday April 21st.. 
I have begun modifying Clicker Powerpoint files so that they also include the answers to the questions (with explanations). I will endeavor to have all of the clicker files from 1625 completed before Exam 2, since those are the topics that will be on the second midterm. 
Friday April 4 
Quiz 8 and BONUS Quiz 6 are now available online. 
HW22 (Section 4.4: Diagonalization and Similarity) will be due Wed April 9 at the beginning of class. 
Thursday April 3 
Some practice exams: the Fall 2006 (McDonald) Exam 3, Fall 2007 (Naimi) Exam 3, or Spring 2006 (Buckmire) Exam 2 and Spring 2007 (Buckmire) Exam 2. 
Wednesday April 2 
No homework due on Friday! Work on your Course Project. Please note that Project Checkins begin Friday April 4Friday April 11. An outline of your presentation would be helpful to bring with you. All project members need to be present for a short interview with me about the status of your project and the date at which your presentation will be given is agreed to at that meeting. 
Matlab Commands we learned today: rref(A) : find
reduced row echelon form of A 
Monday March 31 
No homework due on Wednesday! Work on your Course Project. 
Friday March 28 
Quiz 7 and BONUS Quiz 5 are now available (with hints!) 
HW21 (Section 4.3) will be due at 6pm on Monday. Quiz 7 and BONUS Quiz 5 are now available (with hints!) 
Wednesday March 26 
HW20 (Section 4.2) will be due at 6pm on Friday. 
Monday March 24 
HW 19 will not be due until 5pm on Wed Mar 26. There will be an inclass Group Quiz on Wednesday on the associated subspaces of a matrix. 
Friday March 21 
I have updated the course website, particular the Notes and Schedule sections. 
Thursday March 20 
There will be no (individual) quiz this week, instead HW 17 and HW 18 will be due in class on Monday. 
Please note that Senior Math Major Comps Talks are 4:306pm in Fowler 302 for the next four Thursdays starting today. You can obtain Quiz Bonus Points by attending and handing in 1 page reflections by the Wednesday of the following week. 
Wednesday March 19 
Buckmire is back! HW 16 is due a 5pm today. 
Friday March 7 
BONUS QUIZ 4 and QUIZ 6 are now available online. These are due on Monday March 17 to Professor Naimi. HW 16 will be due at 5pm on WED MAR 19. HW #17 will be due in class on Wed Mar 19. HW #18 will most likely change. 
Wednesday March 5 
The members of the project groups along with their project titles are available. 
Tuesday March 4 
The due date for your Project Proposals has been moved to Friday March 21. 
Monday March 3 
Exam 1 has been graded. Solutions are available. As is the Exam Report (with the Grading Curve). 
Friday February 27 
During the weekend the Exam 1 Report should become available. 
Thursday February 27 
EXAM #1 is at 9:30am on Friday. NO CALCULATORS. NO NOTES. NO BOOK. 
Monday's class features a lecture by David Poole, author of our book. You can get the equivalent of 1 Quiz worth of extra credit for writing up a one page reflection on his presentation. He is also giving a public talk at 12:30pm in Fowler 309 on "The Tower of Hanoi" problem. 
Wednesday February 27 
Today's Exam Review session will be a 57pm in Fowler 307. 
Graded version of HW 11, HW 12, Quiz 5 and BONUS Quiz 3 are available outside my door. In addition, Clicker Questions 12 are outside my door as well. The solutions of all quizzes and HW are available on those webpages. 
Monday February 25 
There will be two Exam Review sessions: Wednesday 57pm in Fowler 307 and Thursday 46pm in Fowler 301 
HW 14 (Section 3.4) will be due on Friday. There is no HW due on Wednesday. 
Solutions to Spring 2006 and Spring 2007 exams are available online. 
Friday February 22 
Quiz 5 and BONUS QUIZ 3 are available online now. 
Wednesday February 20 
HW #12 and HW #13 will be due on Monday at 5pm.Project Abstracts are due in class on Friday February 20. 
Please VOTE BY EMAIL for which time you would like an Exam 1 Review Session: WED 2/27 57pm or THU 2/28 46pm. 
Tuesday February 19 
HW #10 is due tomorrow. Only HW #11 will be due on Friday. 
Friday February 15 
There is ONE WEEK until your Group Project abstracts are due. It is two weeks until Exam 1. I have made three practice exams available in the Exams section. 
Solutions to all previous quizzes are now available online. Instead of a BONUS quiz this weekend there will be an inclass Group Quiz some time next week. HW #10 (corrected!) is now due on Wed. Extra Quiz 4 are available outside my door. 
Thursday February 14 
HW10 will be due on Wednesday February 20. Quiz 4 will also be due on that day. HW8 is still due tomorrow. 
Monday February 11 
HW8 will be due on Friday. HW 9 is bonus (bolded problems) and will be due on Wednesday. 
Friday February 8 
Quiz 3 has been distributed and BONUS Quiz 2 is available online. HW 7 is due in class on Monday. 
The Project Information page has been updated with Grading Rubrics for the written and oral components of the Course Project as well as deadlines. 
Wednesday February 6 
HW 7 will be due on Monday February 11. 
Monday February 4 
HW 6 is still due at 9:30am on Wednesday. HW 5 is due today at 5pm. 
The date has been set for the guest lecture by the author of our textbook: David Poole will be in class on Monday March 3rd (the day after the first exam). You will get extra credit (Quiz Points) for attending his talk and then writing up a 1page reflection on the experience. 
Friday January 30 
Quiz 2 and Bonus Quiz 1 are now available online. In addition, if you want to handin Poole, page 56, #9; Poole page 56, #43 and Poole Page 43, #37 for EXTRA CREDIT HW points you may do so on Monday with HW #5. 
Wednesday January 30 
There's a quiz on Friday. Probably takehome. 
Monday January 28 
HW #3 is still due on Wednesday. It is questions about Section 1.2 and projections and dot products. 
Every student who has an AIM account has given me their screen name and they are available on the Students page. 
Friday January 25 
Quiz 1 was distributed in class today. It is due on Monday, in class. Staple any EXTRA sheets to the page. SHOW ALL WORK and carefully explain your answers. There's a hint on the Quizzes page. 
Blackboard course has been set up and all students enrolled. You can track your grade progress there. 
Wednesday January 23 
NOTE: Although we didn't completely finish Worksheet #1, HW#1 (and HW #0) are still due on Friday. 
HW #0 (Automathography) was assigned in class. Due by email to ron
<at> oxy <dot> edu> by 9:29am Fri Jan 25. Automathography. How does your biography intersect with your current mathematical knowledge and interest? That is, how does what courses you have taken previously influence how you view mathematics now? This should not just be a laundry list of courses you have taken but a reflection on your view of mathematics through the prism of your individualized experience. Limit is 250400 words. Please spellcheck and proofread your writing! Also include your AIM screenname and your preferred Nickname or what you like to be called in class. 10 HW BONUS POINTS. 
Tuesday January 22 
The final exam is set for Tuesday May 6 14pm in Fowler 309. 
Last Updated May 07, 2008