For UCSD students
Math 18 (Linear Algebra)
Tests
 Lecture 1. Systems of Linear Equations
 Lecture 2. Row Reduction and Echelon Forms
 Lecture 3. Vector Equations
 Lecture 4. Matrix equation Ax = b
 Quiz 1. Lectures 13
 Lecture 5. Solution sets
 Lecture 6. Linear independence
 Lecture 7. Linear transformations
 Quiz 2. Lectures 46
 Lecture 8. Matrix operations
 Lecture 9. Catch up Review
 Midterm 1. Lectures 18
 Lecture 10. Inverse of a matrix
 Lecture 11. Vector spaces and subspaces
 Lecture 12. Null spaces and column spaces
 Quiz 3. Lectures 911
 Lecture 13. Linear independent sets; bases
 Lecture 14. Dimension of a vector space & Rank
 Lecture 15. Dimension of a vector space & Rank
 Quiz 4. Lectures 1214
 Lecture 16. Change of basis
 Lecture 17. Determinants
 Lecture 18. Determinants and volume
 Lecture 19. Catch up Review
 Midterm 2. Lectures 919
 Lecture 20. Eigenvectors and eigenvalues
 Quiz 5. Lectures 2124
 Lecture 25. Catch up Review
Information
Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 5th edition, by David C. Lay; published by Pearson (Addison Wesley) This is the textbook available at the UC San Diego bookstore. If you choose to purchase it elsewhere, be aware that you need MyMathLab access, which is included with the bookstore version of the textbook (but not with all versions). Note: you may also forego the physical textbook and just purchase a MyMathLab access code directly from MyMathLab the first time you login (see TritonEd below); this includes access to the ebook version of the textbook.
The final exam and the two midterm exams will count the most, 35% for the final, and 20% for each of the two midterms. The quizzes and lab assignments, and homeworks, and will each count for about 5 to 10% of the course grade. (Percentages are only approximate and are subject to minor changes.)
Although the percentages for homework assignments, quizzes and labs are low, they are a required part of the course. If you completely omit doing the Matlab assignments, for instance, then your grade may be reduced beyond the indicated percentage.
Homework is a very important part of the course and in order to fully master the topics it is essential that you work carefully on every assignment and try your best to complete every problem. We will have online homework.
Online homework will be assigned through MyMathLab and will be accessible via TritonEd, as indicated below. Your total homework score will be based on the total possible homework points available; no homework assignment scores will be dropped at the end of the quarter. You will be allowed an unlimited number of attempts up to the due date to complete each problem correctly.
Instructions how to enroll to MyMathLab you may find on the follwoing link: www.math.ucsd.edu/~aknop/ucsd/18/2017/files/fdoc.pdf.
Quizzes are another significant part of the course. We will have them in the last ten minutes of each Friday lectures (except the first and the last one) and they will cover the last Friday, Monday, and Wednesday's material.
You may find all information relevant to the MATLAB component of Math 18 by the following link: http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~math18/.
The Piazza forum for our class where questions can be posted and answered. It is a very helpful resource!
We will use TritonEd for two purposes in this class: to disseminate grades, and as a portal to MyMathLab, the online homework system associated to the textbook, through which you will submit your homework. In the course page on TritonEd, you can click on MyLab in the right tab. There you will see links to Pearson MyMathLab. The first time you login, you will be prompted to create an account with Pearson, and then enter the access code that came with your textbook (or you may purchase one here). This is a onetime procedure; after that every time you login will give you direct access to MyMathLab. There you will find all currently available homework assignments, along with their listed due dates. You will also have access to the ebook version of the textbook here (for the lifetime of the current edition).
Office Hours

5880B, AP&M building,
 Monday 5pm  6pm,
 Thursday 4pm  5pm,
 Friday 12am  1pm.
Teaching assistants

Pooja Chandra,
Mayer 5722, Tuesday: 1pm  3pm

Chen Lai,
AP&M 2313, Tuesday: 10am  11am
Calendar
Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Sarurday 

September 24  September 25  September 26  September 27  September 28  September 29  September 30 
October 1  October 2 
October 3
MatLab

October 4 
October 5
Discussion

October 6  October 7 
October 8  October 9 
October 10
MatLab

October 11 
October 12
Discussion

October 13  October 14 
October 15  October 16 
October 17
MatLab

October 18 
October 19
Discussion

October 20  October 21 
October 22  October 23 
October 24
MatLab

October 25 
October 26
Discussion

October 27  October 28 
October 29  October 30 
October 31
MatLab

November 1 
November 2
Discussion

November 3  November 4 
November 5  November 6 
November 7
MatLab

November 8 
November 9
Discussion

November 10  November 11 
November 12  November 13 
November 14
MatLab

November 15 
November 16
Discussion

November 17  November 18 
November 19  November 20 
November 21
MatLab

November 22  November 23  November 24  November 25 
November 26  November 27 
November 28
MatLab

November 29 
November 30
Discussion

December 1  December 2 
December 3  December 4 
December 5
MatLab

December 6 
December 7
Discussion

December 8  December 9 
December 10  December 11  December 12  December 13  December 14  December 15  December 16 