Tuesday/Thursday 12.30-1.45pm, Derring 3076 |
Mark Embree (email@example.com),
McBryde 575, (540) 231-9592|
Office hours: Monday 1-2:30pm, Wednesday 2:30pm-4pm, or by appointment
You are encouraged to join me for lunch on Wednesdays, 11:45am-12:45pm at Owens.
Andrew Glaws (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Office hours: Monday 3-4pm and Friday 1-2pm
||We will use Piazza as a forum for posting questions and extending
class discussion. This tool allows you to post using clean mathematical notation, with you preferred degree of anonymity.
Students are encouraged to use this forum vigorously.
||A hard copy of the course contract is available here.|
||You should know basic matrix operations (matrix multiplication, Gaussian elimination, etc.), and multivariable calculus.
MATLAB fluency will be helpful but is not required.
||50% exams, 50% problem sets|
Scores of at least 90, 80, 70, and 60 guarantee grades of at least A-, B-, C-, and D-, respectively.
Class participation and engagement in active learning activities will influence borderline grades.
Improving performance over the course of the semester will also be considered. Homework and
exam grades will be posted on the class Scholar site.
||Lecture notes will be provided by the instructor throughout the course.
They will be posted to the notes and references page of this website.
||Two closed-book exams will each account for 25% of the final grade.|
The first exam will be held on Thursday March 6 in class.
The second exam will be held on Saturday 10 May, 1.05-3.05pm.
||Problem sets will be assigned roughly once every 10 days, due in class on the specified date.
Mathematically rigorous solutions are expected; strive for clarity and elegance.
||You may turn in two problem sets one class period late without penalty; further late assignments
will be penalized 20% each. Work will not be accepted more than one class late.
||If your work has been graded incorrectly, you may submit a re-grade request.
Clearly explain the perceived error on a separate sheet of paper, staple it to the front
of your graded paper, and give it to the instructor within one week of the paper's return.
||Virginia Tech's Honor Code applied to all work in this class. You are encouraged to discuss
the problem sets with others, but your write-up must be your own independent work.
Transcribed solutions and copied MATLAB code are both unacceptable.
The exams must be your own independent effort.
||Most homework assignments will require a modest amount of MATLAB programming,
often based on codes provided by the instructor for class demonstrations.
A crash course in MATLAB will be offered in a supplemental lecture on Wednesday, 22 January
from 7:30-9pm in McBryde 219.
Your programs should adhere to good programming standards, and must not be copied
from another student. Consult the notes and references page for
pointers to codes during the course. For general references, see:|
- D. J. Higham and N. J. Higham, MATLAB Guide, 2nd ed.
- Getting Started with MATLAB from MathWorks