Martin Flashman's Courses
Math 210 introduction to Linear Algebra
Fall, '01
MWF 12:00 12:50 FH 177
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Fall, 2001 Problem Assignments M.FLASHMAN
Section Problems (*= interesting but optional)
 
Assignments and recommended problems I
Tentative Schedule
of Topics (Subject to change)
52401

Monday 
Wednesday 
Thursday

Week 1 
8/27 
Breath 

Week 2 
9/3 Labor Day
No Classs 


Week 3 
9/10 
Breath 

Week 4 
9/17 
Breath 

Week 5 
9/24. 
Breath 

Week 6 
9/30 
Breath 

Week 7 
10/1 
Breath 

Week 8 
10/8 
Breath 
Exam I 
Week 9 
10/15 
Breath 

Week 10 
10/22 
Breath 

Week 11 
10/29 
Breath 

Week 12 
11/ 5 
Breath 

Week 13 
11/12 
Breath 
Exam II 
BREAK 
11/19 No class 
No class 
No Class 
Week 14 
11/26 
Breath 

Week 15 
12/3 
Breath 
Topics TBA
(More Prob or logic) 
Week 16 
12/10 

Breath & Review for Final 
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Fall, 2001
COURSE INFORMATION (Tentative)
M.FLASHMAN
MATH 104 Finite Mathematics
MWF11:0011:50 GIST Hall 177
OFFICE: Library 48
PHONE:8264950
Hours (Tent.): MWF 9:3010:30 AND BY APPOINTMENT or chance!
EMail:
flashman@axe.humboldt.edu
WWW: http://www.humboldt.edu/~mef2/
***Prerequisite: HSU MATH 42 or 44 or 45 or math code 40.
TEXT: Required. Finite
Mathematics Applied to the Real World 2nd Edition By Stefan Waner
and Steven R. Costenoble (Brooks/Cole Pub Co, 2000).

Catalog Description: Topics from logic, combinatorics, probability theory,
and matrix algebra; applied to problems from social and biological sciences.

SCOPE: This course will deal with the theory and application of
what is often described as "finite mathematics." We will emphasize much
of the linear algebra aspects of models for finite systems. This will cover
primarily materials from chapters 16, 8, and possibly 9 from the textbook.
Supplementary notes and text will be provided as appropriate.

TESTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: There will be
several tests in this course. There will be several reality check quizzes,
two midterm exams and a comprehensive final examination.

Homework assignments are made regularly. They
should be done neatly and passed in on the due date. Homework
is graded Acceptable/Unacceptable with problems to be redone.
Redone work should be returned for grading promptly.

Exams will be announced at least one week in advance.

THE FINAL EXAMINATION WILL BE SELF SCHEDULED.

The final exam will be comprehensive, covering the entire semester.

MAKEUP TESTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN EXCEPT FOR VERY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES!
It is the student's responsibility to request a makeup promptly.
*** DAILY ATTENDANCE SHOULD BE A HABIT! ***

GRADES: Final grades will be determined
taking into consideration the quality of work done in the course as evidenced
primarily from the accumulation of points from tests and various
assignments. The final examination will be be worth either 200 or 300 points
determined by the following rule:
The final grade will use the score that
maximizes the average for the term based on all possible points .
Reality Quizzes 
150 points 
2 Midterm Examinations 
200 points 
Homework 
50 points 
Final Examination 
200 or 300 points 
Total 
600 or 700 points 

The total points available for the semester
is 600 or 7000. Notice that only 400 or 500 of these points are from examinations,
so regular participation is essential to forming a good foundation for
your grades as well as your learning.
MORE THAN 2 ABSENCES MAY LOWER THE FINAL GRADE FOR POOR ATTENDANCE.
** See the course schedule for the dates related to the following:

No drops will be allowed without "serious and compelling reasons" and a
fee.

Students wishing to be graded with either CR or NC should make this request
to the Adm & Rec office in writing or by using the web registration
procedures.

Technology:
The computer or a graphing calculator can be used for many problems. We
will use MATRIX. Matrix by John Kennedy is designed particularly
to help learn many finite mathematics applications using matrices on any
PC. MATRIX can be obtained from me or downloaded from the Math
Archives. Students wishing help with any graphing calculator
should plan to bring their calculator manual with them to class.
Another excellent online resource for many of the topics we will
cover is the
On
 Line resources connected with the text, Finite Mathematics
Applied to the Real World.

Graphing Calculators: Graphing calculators are welcome and highly
recommended. We may use the HP48G for some inclass work though most graphing
calculators will be able to do much of this work. HP48G's may be available
for students to borrow for the term through me by arrangement with the
Math department. Supplementary materials will be distributed if needed.
If you would like to purchase one or have one already, let me know. I will
try to help you with your own technology during office hours or by appointment
(not in class).
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