**Antonella Grassi**

**Math 314-514 Fall 2016**

**Lectures:**MF 10:30-12 am, Room 4C8

**Office Hours:**Friday, 1:20-2:15, DRL 3E6

**TA: Chenchao (Albert) Chen, chench AT sas DOT upenn DOT edu**

**TA Office Hours:**Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 - 5:00pm

**Textbooks:**Linear Algebra Done Wrong; Linear Algebra (On reserve in the MP Library)

**Syllabus, Homework:**Course materials will be posted on Canvas

**In the classroom:**No electronic equippment (laptop, cell phones etc.).

**Homework:**Weekly homework assignments. Weekly homework assignments arebe due every Monday, 1:00 PM, in Chen's mailbox. No late homework is accepted. The lowest homework score is dropped.

**Homework policy:**Students are encouraged to work together but homework must be written independently. Students will be asked to present homework problems in class.

**Midterm policy:**No make up midterm will be given. If a note from the Dean's office is provided to justify the absence, the missed midterm will be replaced with the appropriate percentage of the other exams. Exams are closed book and closed notes. The exams cover the material as covered in class and in the homework assignements.

**Grades:**Homework, quizzes and class participation (10%), three midterm exams (25% , 30%, 35% each). Each exam is cumulative. Grades will be posted on Canvas.

**1. First Midterm:**In class, Friday September 30.

**2. Second Midterm:**In class, Friday November 4.

**2. Third Midterm:**In class, Monday December 12.

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