18.06 Linear Algebra, Spring 2019

Announcement: First Lecture Wednesday February 6. If you have not been assigned a recitation, or wish to change, you may be able to do so in stellar until Add Date, unless the recitation is full.


18.06 Spring 2019
Professor: Alan Edelman (office 2-349, office hours Wednesday 3:45-4:45pm, email edelman ατ math døt mit døt edu)
Lectures: MWF 11 am, in 10-250.
Course administrator: Sam Turton (office 2-333C, email seturton ατ mit.edu)
Textbooks: Gilbert Strang's, Introduction to Linear Algebra, 5th edition.
Stephen Boyd and Lieven Vandenberghe Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra - Vectors, Matrices and Least Squares (Freely available online)

Recitations and Office Hours

Time Room Instructor Office E-Mail (@mit.edu) Office hours
Lec. MWF 11 10-250 Alan Edelman 2-349 edelman W 3:45-4:45pm (2-349)
R01 T10 24-307 Sveta Makarova 2-231A murmuno F 3-5pm (2-231A)
R02 T10 4-261 Zack Remscrim 2-347 remscrim M 2-4pm (2-347)
R03 T11 24-307 Sveta Makarova 2-231A murmuno F 3-5pm (2-231A)
R04 T11 4-261 Campbell Hewett 2-239A chewett F 1-3pm (2-239A)
R05 T12 4-261 Campbell Hewett 2-239A chewett F 1-3pm (2-239A)
R06 T12 2-105 Andrew Ahn 2-390C ajahn M 5:15-7:15pm (2-390 cluster)
R07 T1 4-149 Andrew Ahn 2-390C ajahn M 5:15-7:15pm (2-390 cluster)
R08 T1 2-136 Sam Turton 2-333C seturton T 3:30-5:30pm (8-205)
R09 T2 2-136 Kyeongsu Choi 2-238C choiks M 9-11am (2-361)
R10 T3 2-136 Kyeongsu Choi 2-238C choiks M 9-11am (2-361)
Course Administrator: Sam Turton 2-333C seturton

Welcome to the 18.06 linear algebra front page!

Exams: Fridays, March 1, April 5, May 3 all in Walker during the class hour (50-340). Final exam on May 21, 9am-12pm, Johnson ice rink.

If you know you will need to miss an exam for an athletic game, please let your TA know early. Taking two courses at the same time is not an accepted excuse.

For illness or other personal circumstance a note from S3 is required. Under these circumstances, students can write a paper of 3 or more pages due within two weeks of the exam date on a topic in linear algebra such as history, an application, or a more advanced topic. Grades will then be interpolated. Please contact the course administrator. Students with approved accomodations should make arrangments with Theresa Cummings (tcumming@mit.edu) in 2-110 , as soon as possible.

Grading; 15% Homeworks, 3 exams 45%, final exam 40%

Problem sets are due 10:55am on Wednesdays through electronic submission on Gradescope. (No late homeworks accepted (one pset dropped) .) Collaborations allowed, but write up your own work.

The Math Learning Center is a great resource for academic help. We are hoping the level of computing won't require much help, but we are looking into a special tutor just for this purpose.

Announcement: On Tuesday February 19, MIT will hold Monday classes. Lecture will be held, recitations will not.

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