**TITLE:** Honors Matrix Theory

**CLASS TIME and ROOM:** MW 11:00am-12:20pm, Room HC 115

**TEXT:** *Linear Algebra* by Jim Hefferon, and
*Linear Algebra Done Wrong* by Sergei Treil

**PROFESSOR:** Dr. Warren Wm. McGovern

**OFFICE & PHONE:** HC 162 MSC & 6-8028

**E-mail: **warren.mcgovern@fau.edu ; **http://home.fau.edu/wmcgove1/web/
**

**OFFICE HOURS:** TBD

**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 mostly run in a lecture style format though the instructor encourages discussions and questions
concerning the material. Some days will be used for collaborative efforts.
Though the homework will only occassionally be collected and graded, 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 come to office hours if you have additional
questions about the homework.

**ATTENDANCE POLICY:** Regular attendance is expected. If a student misses a class meeting it is his/her responsibility to obtain the class notes either from another student or from the instructor during regularly scheduled office hours.
However, the latter usually means the student will be given the sections that were covered. If a student misses 4 classes, the
instructor has the right to drop the student's course grade by one letter grade. If a student misses 8 classes, the
instructor has the right to drop the student's course grade by two letter grade. Etc. All exams will be taken as scheduled, unless prior arrangements
are made, with at least 48 hours of advance notice. I, and only I, have the right to agree to giving a makeup exam.

**EXAM SCHEDULE:** There will be some quizzes (announced or announced), two tests, and a final examination. The two exams and final
will take place during the regurlarly scheduled class time on the following dates unless otherwise noted.

Date | Day | Event |
---|---|---|

February 6th | Wednesday | Test 1 |

March 27th | Wednesday | Test 2 |

May 1st | Wednesday, 10:30am-1:00pm | Final Exam |

**EVALUATION:** Throughout the course the student will have opportunities to gain and lose points.
The most common examples of gaining points (but not limited to) are through the quizzes, homework promlems, tests, final exams,
extra-credit problems,
and class participation.
The most common examples of losing points (but not limited to) are not taking a quiz, test, or final, or an unsatisfactory attendance record. At the end of the semester if the student's (net) point total is greater than or equal to
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.

If a student misses 4 classes, the
instructor has the right to drop the student's course grade by one letter grade. If a student misses 8 classes, the
instructor has the right to drop the student's course grade by two letter grade. Etc.

**Collaboration and the Honor Code:** You are expected to adhere to the Honor Code
(see http://www.fau.edu/divdept/honcol/academics_honor_code.htm).

**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.