Spring 2017: MTH 235
For detailed information about MTH 235, see the Policies page. For homework assignments, see the Homework page or the WebWork page. For lecture notes, see Prof. Dummit’s Lecture Notes. For Piazza, see the Piazza page.
Instructors
 Evan Dummit
 Class times: MW 2:00pm–3:15pm, Hylan 202
 Office: Hylan 908
 Office Hours: M 12:45pm–1:45pm, F 11:30am–1pm, or by appointment.
 Email: edummit at ur dot rochester dot edu
 Carl McTague
 Class times: MWF 10:25am–11:15am, Hylan 102
 Office: Hylan 1015
 Office Hours: Fri 11:15am–12:15pm [linear algebra given priority], Mon 3:20–4:20pm [complex variables given priority].
 Email: carl dot mctague at rochester dot edu
Exams
The exams will begin promptly at the start time, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure you receive the full time!
 Midterm 1: Tue Feb 28, 8:00am–9:15am, B&L 109.
 Topics: Textbook sections 1.11.6 + 6.16.2 / Notes chapters 0 and 1 / Homeworks 17
 Review Problems For Midterm 1, the Midterm 1 Exam, and Midterm 1 Solutions
 Midterm 2: Tue Apr 4, 8:00am–9:15am, B&L 109.
 Topics: Textbook sections 2.12.5 + 6.3 / Notes chapter 2 / Homeworks 811
 Review problems to be posted by Wednesday, Mar 29.
 Review session in Goergen 101 on Monday, Apr 3rd, 57pm.
 Final: Mon May 8, 12:30pm–3:30pm, location TBA.
 Topics on Final Part B: TBA.
Notes and electronic devices (including, but not limited to, cell phones) are not permitted at exams. If you bring your phone, you will be asked to put it away in a bag that closes completely, or surrender it to the proctors for the duration of the exam.
You should bring your student id to all exams. You may be asked to show it to a proctor when you hand in your exam.
Textbook
Linear Algebra by Friedberg, Insel, and Spence, 4th edition. It is recommended that you purchase the textbook, but it is not required. Homework exercises will be assigned from the book, but a copy will be on reserve at Carlson Library which you may use to view the exercises. Furthermore, comprehensive lecture notes for Prof. Dummit’s section will be posted as the semester progresses, which should serve as an adequate substitute for the remainder of the textbook.
How To Get Help in MTH 235
Here is a list of resources available to you if you need help in the course. If you are having difficulty, do not hesitate to ask for help!

Attend lecture: it is a bad idea to skip class!

Attend the instructors’ office hours: you are free to attend office hours for either instructor. You may freely show up during scheduled office hours, or make an appointment at another time if you feel you need more help.

Ask and read questions on Piazza: Here is the Piazza page. If you are confused about something, check out the Piazza page: your question might already be answered there. If it’s not, you can post it and receive an answer (usually fairly promptly) from one of your fellow students, a TA, or an instructor.

Go to the Math Study Hall: Hylan 1104, 5pm–8pm MondayFriday, staffed by Math graduate students. No appointments required.

Talk to your classmates: if you are struggling, you are probably not alone! Find other students you can work on the material with, and organize a study group outside of class.