Head
TA: Ishai DanCohen
, ishai@math.berkeley.edu
He handles all enrollment issues
(waitlist, section changes, etc)
Section  Time  Place  Instructor 
101 
8am 
04 EVANS 
W. Slofstra 
102 
8am 
06 EVANS 
A. Marks 
104 
9am 
3105 ETCHEVERRY 
E. Carter 
105 
9am 
04 EVANS 
N. Trang 
106 
10am 
41 EVANS 
N. Trang 
107 
10am 
47 EVANS 
A. Marks 
108 
11am 
85 EVANS 
HK. Lin 
109 
11am 
3113
ETCHEVERRY 
E. Wayman 
110 
12pm 
3111
ETCHEVERRY 
E. Wayman 
111 
12pm 
385
LECONTE 
W. Slofstra 
112 
1pm 
3111
ETCHEVERRY 
A. Rennet 
113 
1pm 
24
WHEELER 
HK. Lin 
114 
2pm 
246
DWINELLE 
E. Carter 
115 
2pm 
81
EVANS 
M. Satriano 
116 
1pm 
30
WHEELER 
M. Satriano 
118 
4pm 
07
EVANS 
W. Zheng 
120 
5pm 
87
EVANS 
A. Rennet 
Exam  Date  Material covered 
Midterm # 1  Setember
25 
Lay, Ch. 14 
Midterm # 2 
Oct 28 
Lay, Ch. 46 
Final Exam 
Dec 17, 12.303.30pm 
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. As a guideline, a 90% score is
at least A, 75% is at least B and 60% is at least C.
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 each Wednesday 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 34 problems every week and
assign a "Pass/Fail" grade to these randomly chosen problems. But 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 exams come
along.
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 
8/28 
Lay, Ch. 1: Linear Equations, 1.12  1.1:
Odds 115, 20, 28;
1.2:Odds 115, 2326,30 
2 
9/2 
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 
9/4 
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 
9/9 
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 
9/11 
Lay, Ch. 2: Matrix Algebra, 2.5, 2.89 
2.5: 1,3,9,11,17;
2.8: Odds 117,21,23;
2.9: 1,3,9,11,17,21,23,24

6 
9/16 
Lay, 2.9 Ch. 3: Determinants, 3.13.3  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 
7 
9/18 
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

8 
9/23 
Review: Lay, Ch. 14  
9 
9/25 
Midterm 1 

10  9/30 
Lay, Ch. 4: Vector Spaces, 4.45 
4.4: 1,3,9,11,17,27;
4.5: Odds 117,26,27

11 
10/2 
Lay, Ch. 4: Vector Spaces, 4.67 
4.6: Odds 117,23,33;
4.7: 1,3,9,11,17

12 
10/7 
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  10/9 
Lay, Ch. 5:Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, 5.45  5.4: 1,3,9,11,17; 5.5: Odds 117 
14  10/14 
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 
10/16 
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 
10/21 
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  10/23 
Review: Lay, Ch. 16  
18 
10/28 
Midterm 2 

19  10/30 
Lay, Ch. 7: Symmetric matrices, 7.12 
7.1: 7,11,13,17,22,24,32,33,34;
7.2: 5,9,19

20  11/4 
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  11/6 
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  11/11 
No Class  
23  11/13 
NS&S, Ch.4,6:Second order linear ODE, 4.89, Higher order linear differential equations, 6.12 
4.8: 1,3,9,11;
4.9: Odds 17;
6.1: 1,3,9,11,13,23,27;
6.2: Odds 117,19,25;

24  11/18 
NS&S, Ch.9:Systems of Linear ODE, 9.46 
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 
11/20 
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 
11/25 
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  11/27 
Thanksgiving 

28  12/2 
NS&S, Ch. 10:Fourier series PDE, 10. 45  10.4:
Odds 113,18; 10.5:Odds 19,13 
29  12/4 
NS&S, Ch. 10:Fourier series PDE, 10.67  10.6:
Odds 15,13,15; 10.7:Odds 17 
30 
12/9 
Review: Lay, Ch. 7,NS&S 

  12/17 
Final Exam, 12.303.30pm 
TBA 