Jay Pantone

Assistant Professor
Marquette University

jay.pantone@marquette.edu


MSSC 6040

Fall 2019, Marquette University

The main theme of this course is foundational linear algebra considered from a numerical viewpoint. We focus on solutions of linear systems of equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and transformations. The course emphasizes and illustrates proof and numerical implementation using problems arising in applications. Multivariable calculus and linear algebra are prerequisites.

  • Lectures:
    M, W 2:00pm - 3:15pm
    Cudahy 120
  • Office Hours:
    Monday, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
    Cudahy 307 Tuesday, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Friday, 11:00am - 12:00pm
    and by appointment

Course Information

The official syllabus is here.

 
Announcements

Textbook
Exams


LaTeX Resources

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Tutorials

I'm happy to help troubleshoot your LaTeX in office hours!

Matlab Installation

Important Dates
Aug 26 Classes begin
Sept 2 Labor Day, no classes
Sept 3 Last day to add/drop classes or request CR/NC option
Oct 10-16 Midterm exams
Oct 17-20 Midterm break, no classes
Nov 15 Last day to withdraw from classes
Nov 27 - Dec 1 Thanksgiving break, no classes
Dec 7 Last day of classes
Dec 9 Math 2100/2350 final exam

Daily Calendar
# Date Topics Homework
& Announcements
1 Mon, Aug 26 Syllabus
Lecture 1: Linear Algebra Review
2 Wed, Aug 28 Lecture 1: Linear Algebra Review
Mon, Sept 2 Labor Day — no class
3 Wed, Sept 4 Lecture 1: Linear Algebra Review Due Wednesday, September 11, by 2:00pm
Must be submitted electronically on D2L
  • T-B: 1.3
Suggested Extra Problems (not collected):
  • T-B: 1.1, 1.2ab, 1.4
4 Mon, Sept 9 Lecture 2: Orthogonal Vectors and Matrices No homework today.
5 Wed, Sept 11 Finish Lecture 2
Lecture 3: Norms
Due Wednesday, September 18, by 2:00pm
Must be submitted electronically on D2L
  • T-B: 2.1
Suggested Extra Problems (not collected):
  • T-B: 2.3, 2.4
6 Mon, Sept 16 Finish Lecture 3
Lecture 4: Singular Value Decomposition (part 1)
Due Monday, September 23, by 2:00pm
Must be submitted electronically on D2L
  • T-B: 2.3(a) (note: just part (a)!)
    Hint: What does \(x^*Ax\) equal? What about \((x^*Ax)^*\)?
  • T-B: 3.2
Suggested Extra Problems (not collected):
7 Wed, Sept 18 Continue Lecture 4 No assigned homework. Suggested work (not collected):
8 Mon, Sept 23
9 Wed, Sept 25
10 Mon, Sept 30
11 Wed, Oct 2
12 Mon, Oct 7
13 Wed, Oct 9
14 Mon, Oct 14
15 Wed, Oct 16
16 Mon, Oct 21
17 Wed, Oct 23 Midterm Exam (tentative!)
18 Mon, Oct 28
19 Wed, Oct 30
20 Mon, Nov 4
21 Wed, Nov 6
22 Mon, Nov 11
23 Wed, Nov 13
24 Mon, Nov 18
25 Wed, Nov 20
26 Mon, Nov 25
Wed, Nov 27 Thanksgiving Break — no class
27 Mon, Dec 2
28 Wed, Dec 4