TITLE: Honors Matrix Theory CREDIT HOURS: 3


TEXT: Linear Algebra by Jim Hefferon, and Linear Algebra Done Wrong by Sergei Treil
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PROFESSOR: Dr. Warren Wm. McGovern

OFFICE PHONE: & 6-8028

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OFFICE HOURS: By appointment

PREREQUISITES: MAC 2311 or MAC 2281 or placement.

CONTENT: Vectors and vector spaces. Linear transformation and matrices. Rank and determinants. Systems of linear equations. Diagonalization. Characteristic values.

CLASS STRUCTURE: The class will be run in a complete remote/online format. The student is expected to do all the problems as this will aid in the student's understanding of the material. Please feel free to meet the professor in office hours if you have additional questions about the material or homework.

HOMWORK: There is a link on the webpage for the list of HW problems. The student should keep a log of which HW problems were attempted and completed. The log should be turned in by the end of the course. I will collect some HW problems and give feedback.

EVALUATION: If the student earms above 90% of the total possible number of points then the student will have earned an A. The rest of the grades are as follows 80%-89.9% B, 70%-79.9% C, 60%-69.9% D, below 60% F. The cutoffs for plusses and minuses are standard.

For a general sense of the course (this is an approximation): There will be three exams, each worth 25%, HW is worth 25%.

Each test/exam will be cummulative and knowledge of previous material is essential. Exams will be proctored via a webex meeting. The expectation is that the student has the ability to print out a sent exam (via email) and then scan and send it back in the allotted time.

POLICY ON ACCOMMODATIONS: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), students who require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to properly execute coursework must register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and follow all SAS procedures. SAS has offices across three of FAUís campuses -- Boca Raton, SU 131 (561-297-3880); in Davie, LA 131 (954-236-1222); in Jupiter and all Northern Campuses, SR 111F (561-799-8585). Disability services are available for students on all campuses. For more information, please visit SAS website at

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Collaboration and the Honor Code: You are expected to adhere to the Honor Code (see HC Honor Code and FAU Honor Code).

DISCLAIMER: The instructor reserves the right to change/alter/add/delete any statement from this syllabus in hopes of creating a more enjoyable/equitable course.