MATHEMATICS 5101, AU 2013 section at 4:10 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. Rodica D. Costin
web page: http://www.math.osu.edu/~costin.10/5101/index.html
Office: 436 Math Tower
Office hours: WF 11:20-12:20 until Sept 1st,
WF 1:30-2:30 p.m. after that, or by appointment.
Prerequisites: Basic matrix
algebra (as e.g. in Math 2568 or 2174)
Typed lecture notes will be posted on the web page.
L.W. Johnson, R.D. Riess, Introduction to Linear Algebra
G. Strang, Linear Algebra and Its Applications (4th edition)
One homework set every week, generally posted on the web page each
Friday and due the following Friday at the beginning of the class.
One midterm exam in class sometime in the first three weeks of
October. You can bring one page with your own notes (regular
size paper, can be written on both sides).
One take-home cummulative final exam.
Team work: YES for
homework, NO for the exams.
For each homework assignment, collaboration is allowed, even
encouraged (up to three students per team). The team should submit
only one write-up, signed by all members of the team. Teams must
vary from week to week (no same team composition during four
The EXAMS ARE INDIVIDUAL, and any collaboration is strictly
Each assignment will be graded for mathematical correctness AND
PRESENTATION. Points will be deducted for sloppiness,
incomprehensible or insufficient explanation, or for lack of
supporting arguments. The solutions should be presented so that your
fellow students could read them and follow both the calculations and
Each assignment will be worth approximately 50 possible points, the
midterm exam is worth 100 points and the Final Exam will be worth
about 200 points. There is a total of about 900 points.
Late papers will not be accepted except in extreme situations with
documented excuse. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of
all instructions that are delivered during class, including
departures from general assignments.
Use of software: You are
encouraged and sometimes have to use a software package such as
Maple, Mathematica, or Matlab; in fact, all routine calculations
should be checked this way. If we want you to do calculations by
hand, we will make it explicit. Even then, check your calculations.
When you use software, you should submit the output + explanations
(what calculations you did and why). A simple solution consisting of
output from, say, Maple is NOT sufficient. Use common sense here.
Students with disabilities that have been
certified by the Office for Disability Services will be
appropriately accommodated, and should inform the instructor as
soon as possible of their needs. The Office for Disability
Services is located in 150 Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue;
telephone (614) 292-3307 and VRS (614) 429-1334; webpage