Section  Time  Place  Instructor 
101 
8am 
101 Wheeler 
T. Vu 
102 
1pm 
3102 Etcheverry 
J. Ferguson 
103 
9am 
5 Evans 
T. Vu

104 
10am 
75 Evans 
R. Vianna 
105 
10am 
47 Evans 
N. Forman 
106 
11am 
7 Evans 
N. Forman 
107 
12pm 
81 Evans 
J. Ferguson 
108 
1pm 
7 Evans 
D. Lanoue 
109 
2pm 
75
Evans 
D. Lanoue 
110 
3pm 
310
Hearst Min. 
C. Wong 
111 
4pm 
7
Evans 
C. Wong 
112 
4pm 
283
Dwinelle 
R. Vianna 
113 
2pm 
230D Stephens 
M. Martinez 
113 
2pm 
230D Stephens 
M. Martinez 
114 
1pm 
200 Wheeler 
S. MCDougal 
115 
12pm 
3102 Etcheverry 
S. MCDougal 
116 
8am 
2070 Valley LSB 
S. Li 
117 
12pm 
104 Barrows 
S. Li 
Exam  Date  Material covered 
Midterm # 1 
Set 13 
Lay, Ch. 12 
Midterm # 2 
Oct 25 
Lay, Ch. 36 
Final Exam 
Dec 12, 3:006:00pm 
Lay+NS&S 
You will receive four grades, one for each of the
following:
homework and quizzes, the two midterms and the final exam.
Homework and quizzes count 20%, the same for each midterm and the
final counts for 40%.
The overall grade
is
roughly based on a curve.
Grades for exams or quizzes can only be changed if there is a clear
error on the part of the grader, such as adding up marks incorrectly
or forgetting to grade a question.
The grade distribution for Math 54 in
recent years was roughly as follows: 25% A, 35%B, 25%C and
15% D/F.
HOWEVER, I would be perfectly happy to give an A+ to everyone if they do
deserve it. At the beginning of the class each one of you is starting at
this mark. Just make sure that you work very hard and you will earn an A+.
The final homework and quiz grade will be computed from the grades for the 20 best homeworks and 10 best quizzes. If you miss the first midterm the grade for the second midterm will count double. If you miss the second then the grade for the final will count for 60%. If you miss both midterms or the final, then you will fail the class. There will be no makeup exams or quizzes.
There will be a quiz given on a day decided by your GSI in the discussion
sections. Homework for the Tuesday class is due on the following
Monday, and for the Thursday class it is due on the following
Friday. There will be no
makeup
quizzes and late homework will not be accepted. Collaboration on
homework is encouraged, but you need to write up your own.
The GSI for your section will pick 12 problems from each homework
assignment and
assign a "Pass/Fail" grade to these randomly chosen problems ( your GSI
will give specific instructions for your section ). You have to
attempt all problems and points will be taken out for problems that you
do not
try. This is my way of motivating
you to really do all the problems. This will be useful when the midterms
and the final exam come
along. You should not surprised is some of the problems in these tests
are identical or very similar to some homework problems.
Following is the list of daily topics and homework assignments. The
lectures do not cover all the course material, so you also need to read
and understand the sections from the book. Reading ahead of the
lectures should help a lot.
I cannot promise that I am going to cover all topics with the same level of
detail. Reading the book CAREFULLY (there is no other way to read mathematics
or science) is the only way to master this material. Another good way is to
try to explain the material to your friends: only then you will realize that
this is good for you too. I encourage people to form groups where you can try
this sort of Socratic method.

Date 
Content 
Homework Assignment 
1 
8/23 
Lay, Ch. 1: Linear Equations, 1.12  1.1:
Odds 115, 20, 28;
1.2:Odds 115, 2326,30 
2 
8/28 
Lay, Ch. 1: Linear Equations, 1.35  1.3: Odds 115,
22,25; 1.4:1,5,7,9,11,17,18,29,34;
1.5: 1,5,9,14,24,2932 
3 
8/30 
Lay, Ch. 1: Linear Equations, 1.69 
1.6: 1,3,9,11,14;
1.7: Odds 117,21,22,3336;
1.8: 1,3,9,11,17;
1.9: Odds 117,23,24;

4 
9/4 
Lay, Ch. 1,2: Matrix Algebra, 1.10 2.13 
1.10: 1,3,9;
2.1: Odds 117,23,24,27;
2.2: 1,3,9,11,19,21,38;
2.3: Odds 117,21,24,30;

5 
9/6 
Lay, Ch. 2: Matrix Algebra, 2.5, 2.67 
2.5: 1,3,9,11,17;
2.6: Odds 117,21,23;
2.7: 1,3,9,11,17,21,23,24

6 
9/11 
Review: Lay, Ch. 12  
7 
9/13 
Midterm 1 

8 
9/18 
Lay, Ch. 3: Determinants, 3.13  3.1: 1,5,9,13,1922,
41; 3.2:1,3,5,7,11,19,21,27,31,3335;
3.3:Odds 111,21,25,32 
9 
9/20 
Lay, Ch. 4: Vector Spaces, 4.13  4.1: 1,3,9,11,17,24,27,32; 4.2: Odds 117,23,25,30; 4.3: 1,3,9,11,17,21,32,33; 
10  9/25 
Lay, Ch. 4: Vector Spaces, 4.45 
4.4: 1,3,9,11,17,27;
4.5: Odds 117,26,27

11 
9/27 
Lay, Ch. 4: Vector Spaces, 4.67 
4.6: Odds 117,23,33;
4.7: 1,3,9,11,17

12 
10/2 
Lay, Ch. 5: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, 5.13 
5.1: 1,3,9,11,17,21;
5.2: Odds 117,21;
5.3: 1,3,9,11,17,21

13  10/4 
Lay, Ch. 5:Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, 5.45  5.4: 1,3,9,11,17; 5.5: Odds 117 
14  10/9 
Lay, Ch. 6: Orthogonality, 6.12 
6.1:1,5,7,9,13,17,21,22,24;
6.2:3,9,11,15,19,21

15 
10/11 
Lay, Ch. 6: Orthogonality, 6.35 
6.3: 1,3,5,7,11,17,21;
6.4: Odds 113 ; 6.5: 1,3,7,13,15,17 
16 
10/16 
Lay, Ch. 6: Orthogonality, 6.68 
6.6: 1,3,7,13,15;
6.7: Odds 115,19,22,24;
6.8: 1,2,3,4

17  10/18 
Lay, Ch. 7: Symmetric matrices, 7.12 
7.1: 7,11,13,17,22,24,32,33,34;
7.2: 5,9,19

18 
10/23 
Review: Lay, Ch. 36  
19 
10/25 
Midterm 2 

20  10/30 
NS&S, Ch.4 :Second order linear ODE, 4,13 
4.1: 1,3,5,8,9,10;
4.2: Odds 117,26,30;
4.3: 1,3,9,11,17,33

21  11/1 
NS&S, Ch.4 :Second order linear ODE, 4,46 
4.4: Odds 117;
4.5: Odds 117,26,30;
4.6: 1,3,9,11,15,20

22  11/6 
NS&S, Ch.4:Second order linear ODE, 4.78 
4.7: 3,7,12,13;
4.8: 1,3,9,11;

23  11/8 
NS&S, Ch.4,6:Second order linear ODE, 4.9, Higher order linear differential equations, 6.12 
4.9: Odds 17;
6.1: 1,3,9,11,13,23,27;
6.2: Odds 117,19,25;

24  11/13 
NS&S, Ch.9:Systems of Linear ODE,9.1, 9.46 
9.1: 3,11;
9.4: 1,3,9,11,17,21,25,27;
9.5: Odds 1321,31,33,35;
9.6: 1,3,9,11,17,19;

25 
11/15 
NS&S, Ch. 9: Systems of linear ODE, 9.78  9.7:
3,5,10,13,15,27; 9.8:1,3,5,7

26 
11/20 
NS&S, Ch. 10: Fourier series PDE, 10.13 
10.2:1,3,5,9,11,13,21,27,31, 10.3: Odds 111,17,19,26,27,31

27  11/22 
Thanksgiving 

28  11/27 
NS&S, Ch. 10:Fourier series PDE, 10. 45  10.4:
Odds 113,18; 10.5:Odds 19,13 
29  11/29 
NS&S, Ch. 10:Fourier series PDE, 10.67  10.6:
Odds 15,13,15; 10.7:Odds 17 
30 
12/4 
Review: Ch. 7,8,9,10 NS&S 

31 
12/6 
Review: Ch. 7,8,9,10 NS&S 

  12/12 
Final Exam, 3.00pm6.00pm 
TBA 