MATH 526

**Meeting
times**:
MWF 10:10 - 11:00 AM at **LeConte**** (LC)
112**

**Labs**: Section 001 - Th 9:30 -
10:20 AM at **LeConte**** (LC)
303A **(instructor K. Basu)

Section 002 - Th 11:00 - 11:50 AM at
**LeConte**** (LC)
303A **(instructor K. Basu)

**Instructor**: Dr**. Peter G. Binev**
http://www.math.sc.edu/~binev/

e-mail: binev@math.sc.edu

phones: 576-6269 (at LC
425) *or*
576-6304 (at SUM
206H)

**Office
hours**:
MWF 9:00 - 10:00 AM at LeConte 425 or by appointment

**Prerequisite**: MATH 241.

**Learning
Outcomes**:
At the end of this course students will be able to read, interpret, and use
vocabulary, symbolism, and basic definitions from Linear Algebra. The students
will be able to use facts, formulas, and techniques learned in this course and
to apply numerical algorithms to various types of problems including Gauss
elimination, iterative methods; overdetermined systems
and least squares; eigenvalues, eigenvectors.

**Attendance**: Regular class
attendance is important. A grade penalty will be applied to any student missing
five or more classes (10%) during the semester. The "10 percent rule"
stated above applies to both excused and unexcused absences. Students who
anticipate potential excessive absences due to participation in permissible
events as described in the USC Academic Bulletins (http://www.sc.edu/bulletin/ugrad/acadregs.html#class%20atten.)
should receive prior approval from the instructor to potentially avoid such
penalty.

**Cell
Phones**:
All cell phones ** must
be turned off** during the class.

**Homework**: A few homework problems will be assigned each class. Be
sure to solve these problems before the next class. The quizzes will be based on these
problems.

**Quizzes**: At the end of some lectures there will be 5-minute quizzes
based on the homework problems assigned in the previous classes. The quizzes
will be graded with “pass” (1 pt) or “fail” (0 pt). Two of the failed quizzes
will be dropped and the results of the rest will constitute the “Quiz Grade”.
There will be no make-up quizzes.

**Midterm Exam**: There will be a midterm exam in a form of a test. The
tentative date of the exam is **February 18**, **2011**. There will be no make-up for this exam.

**Projects**:** **Every
student has to choose a project motivated by the topics discussed in the
course. Several possible themes for the projects can be taken from Chapters 8
and 10 of the textbook. In addition, the instructor will suggest other topics
in the length of the course. The project should consist of 1-page description
and a program written in MATLAB demonstrating the chosen topic. The projects
are individual and should be submitted in class (or via e-mail) on or before **April 18, 2011**.

**Graduate
Students**:** **The
projects for the graduate students will be in a form of a research paper (5 to
10 pages long) discussing the development of a chosen topic from Numerical
Linear Algebra. The paper should be accompanied by software demonstrating the
topic and should be submitted in class (or via e-mail) on or before **April 18, 2011**.

**Labs**: This course
include one-hour computer lab on Thursdays. The purpose of this lab is to
introduce the students to MATLAB and in the same time to provide computational
experience with some of the topics discussed in the lectures. See the syllabus
for the labs for more information. The grade assigned by the labs instructor
will count for 20% of the final grade.

**Final
Exam**:
The final exam in a form of a test will take place on **Wednesday, May 4 at 9:00 AM**.

**Grading
(undergraduates)**: The final grade will be determined from the quizzes (20%),
the midterm exam (20%), the project (10%), the lab grade (20%), and the final
(30%).

**Grading
(graduate students)**: The final grade will be determined from the quizzes (10%),
the midterm exam (20%), the paper (20%), the lab grade (20%), and the final
(30%).

**Academic **Dishonesty:
Cheating and plagiarism will not be allowed. The University of South Carolina
has clearly articulated its policy governing academic integrity and students
are encouraged to carefully review the policy on the Honor Code in the Carolina
Community
(http://www.housing.sc.edu/academicintegrity/policy.html).

**ADA**: If you have special needs as
addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and need any assistance,
please notify the instructor immediately.

**Web
Materials**:
The author of the textbook maintains a webpage **http://math.mit.edu/linearalgebra/.**

**Important Dates**: January
14 – Last day to drop without **W**

February 18
– Midterm Exam

February 28
– Last day to drop without **WF**

March 5 -13
– Spring Break

April 18
– Deadline to submit the projects

April 25
– Last day of classes

May 4
– Final Exam at 9:00 AM