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.


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


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 1.1-1.6 + 6.1-6.2 / Notes chapters 0 and 1 / Homeworks 1-7
Review Problems For Midterm 1, the Midterm 1 Exam, and Midterm 1 Solutions
Midterm 2: Tue Apr 4, 8:10am–9:25am, B&L 109.
Topics: Textbook sections 2.1-2.5 + 6.3 / Notes chapter 2 / Homeworks 8-11
Review Problems For Midterm 2, the Midterm 2 Exam, and Midterm 2 Solutions
Final: Mon May 8, 12:30pm–3:30pm, B&L 109.
Topics: Textbook sections 3.1-3.4 + 4.1-4.3 + 5.1-5.2 + 5.4 + 7.1-7.2 / Notes chapters 3 and 4 / Homeworks 12-16
Review problems and review session schedule to be posted by Mon May 1.

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.


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!