Head
TA: Lynn
Scow, lynn@math.berkeley.edu
He handles all enrollment issues
(waitlist, section changes, etc)
Section  Time  Place  Instructor 
101 
8am 
79 DWINELLE 
Y. Huang 
102 
8am 
9 EVANS 
L. Mannisto 
103 
10am 
3102 ETCHEVERRY 
Y. Huang 
104 
12pm 
6 EVANS 
G. Sivek 
105 
2pm 
3105 ETCHEVERRY 
I. Ventura 
106 
1pm 
0246 DWINELLE 
L. Mannisto 
107 
3pm 
0321 HAVILAND 
I. Ventura 
108 
2pm 
87
EVANS 
K. Choi 
109 
5pm 
71
EVANS 
G. Sivek 
110 
4pm 
2
EVANS 
A. Kornell 
Exam  Date  Material covered 
Midterm # 1  February
28 
Lay, Ch. 14 
Midterm # 2 
April 8 
Lay, Ch. 57 
Final Exam 
May 20 
Lay+NS&S 
You will receive four letter grades, one for each of the
following:
homework and quizzes, the two midterms and the final exam. These grades
are
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 final
grade will be the (rounded) average of these grades, with the the
final exam counting double. In the borderline cases we will make a
decision on a case by case basis. The grade distribution for Math 54 in
recent years was roughly as follows: 25% A, 35%B, 25%C and
15% D/F.
The final homework and quiz grade will be computed from the grades for the 10 best homeworks and 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 50% more. If you miss both midterms or the final then you have likely failed 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.
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.

Date 
Content 
Homework Assignment 
1 
1/22 
Lay, Ch. 1: Linear Equations, 1.12  1.1:
Odds 115, 20, 28;
1.2:Odds 115, 2326,30 
2 
1/24 
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 
1/29 
Lay, Ch. 1: Linear Equations, 1.79  1.7:1,5,11,17,21,23,33;
1.8:1,3,9,15,16,19,21,33,36;
1.9:Odds
111,17,29,30,35 
4 
1/31 
Lay, Ch. 2: Matrix Algebra, 2.13  2.1:
1,3,7,11,15,23,24,27; 2.2:
Odds 115, 21,38; 2.3:1,3,7,11,13,15,19,21,24,30

5 
2/5 
Lay, Ch. 2: Matrix Algebra, 2.89  2.8: Odds 117, 21,
23; 2.9: Odds 115, 19, 21,23,
24 
6 
2/7 
Lay, 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 
2/12 
Lay, Ch. 4: Vector Spaces, 4.12  4.1:
Odds 115, 24,27,32; 4.2:1,3,5,7,9,23,25,30 
8 
2/14 
Lay, Ch. 4: Vector Spaces, 4.34  4.3:
Odds 115, 21,32,33; 4.4: Odds
115, 19,27 
9 
2/19 
Lay, Ch. 4: Vector Spaces, 4.56  4.5:
Odds 121, 26,27; 4.6:
Odds 117, 23,33 
10 
2/21 
Lay, Ch. 4: Vector Spaces, 4.7  4.7:
Odds 113 
11  2/26 
Review: Lay, Ch. 14  
12 
2/28 
Midterm 1 

13  3/4 
Lay, Ch. 5: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, 5.12 
5.1:1,5,7,9,13,17,21;
5.2:3,9,11,15,19,21

14 
3/6 
Lay, Ch. 5: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, 5.34 
5.3: 1,3,5,7,11,17,21;
5.4: Odds 113 
15 
3/11 
Lay, Ch. 5: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, 5.5 
5.5: 1,3,7,13,15 
16  3/13 
Lay, Ch. 6: Orthogonality, 6.12 
6.1: Odds 115,19,22,24;
6.2: 1,5,7,9,11,13,15,23

17  3/18 
Lay, Ch. 6: Orthogonality, 6.34 
6.3: 1,3,9,11,17,21;
6.4: 1,3,5,9,15,17

18 
3/20 
Lay, Ch. 6: Orthogonality, 6.5, 6.7 
6.5: 1,3,9,11,17;
6.7: Odds 117

19  4/1 
Lay, Ch. 7: Symmetric Matrices, 7.1  Odds 117,25 
20  4/3 
Review: Lay, Ch. 57  
21  4/8 
Midterm 2  
22 
4/10 
NS&S, Ch. 4: Second Order Linear ODE, 4.23  4.2:
3,5,10,13,15,27,29,34; 4.3:1,3,21,24,29(a)

23 
4/15 
NS&S, Ch. 4: Second Order Linear ODE, 4.45  4.4:
3,5,7,11,13,21,27,29,31,33; 4.5:1,3,5,9,11,13,21,27,31

24  4/17 
NS&S, Ch. 4: Higher Order Linear ODE, 6.12  6.1:
Odds 113,15,19,23,27; 6.2:Odds 111,17,19,25 
25  4/22 
NS&S, Ch. 9: Systems of Linear ODE, 9.1, 9.4  9.1:
Odds 113; 9.4:Odds 19,13,16,17,19,21,25,27 
26  4/24 
NS&S, Ch. 9: Systems of Linear ODE, 9.56  9.5:
Odds 1321,31,33,35; 9.6:Odds 17,13,19 
27 
4/29 
NS&S, Ch. 10: Fourier Series, PDE, 10.12  10.2
:1,3,5,9,11,12,15,21,23 
28 
5/1 
NS&S, Ch. 10: Fourier Series, PDE, 10.3  10.3:
Odds 111;17,19,26,27,31 
29 
5/6 
NS&S, Ch. 10: Fourier Series, PDE, 10.45  10.4:
1,3,5,7,11,17,19; 10.5:1,3,7,9,15,17 
30 
5/8 
Review: NS&S 

  5/20 
Final Exam, 811am 
230 Hearst Gym 