# Summer 2017: MTH 235

For detailed information about MTH 235, see the **Policies page**. For homework assignments, see the **Homework page**. For lecture notes, see **Schedule** for my notes, and **Notes** for Professor Dummit’s notes for the 2017 spring class.

## Instructors

**Yan Zou**- Class times: MTWR 5:45pm–8:00pm, Hylan 1106A
- Office: Hylan 708
- Office Hours: MTW 3:30pm–4:30pm, F 1-2pm, or by appointment.
- Email: yzou7 at ur dot 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 :* Mon Jul 17, 6:30pm–8:00pm, Hylan 1106A. Topics: Textbook sections 1.1-1.6 + 6.1-6.2+ Appendix A-E+Assignment 1-2.

Extra office hours: Jul 17, 1-5pm.

*Midterm 2:* Mon Jul 31, 6:30pm–8:00pm, Hylan 1106A. Topics: Textbook sections 2.1-2.5+3.1-3.4 + 4.1-4.2

*Final:* Thu Aug 10, Hylan 1106A. Topics: Textbook sections 4.3-4.4+ 5.1-5.2+5.4+7.1-7.3

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.
- Watch online videos: for example MIT online course and “Essence of linear algebra”
- 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.