# Math 401

## Textbook

Lay David C., Lay Steven R., McDonald Judi J.,
Linear Algebra and its Applications, 5th ed.
Prerequisite Math 461 or Math 240 or Math 341 or equivalent.
## Contact

Room: Math 3317. Phone: (301)405-5152. email: mvy@math.umd.edu
Office hours: Tu,Th 10:45-11:45, Tu after class, and by appointment.
In this course we study topics in Linear Algebra with applications to
calculus, differential equations, dynamical systems,
image processing,geometry, computer graphics, optimization,
finite state Markov chains
and other topics.
## Grading

There will be a total of 550 points available in the course,
allocated as follows.
Four exams each worth 50 points, with 3 best counting 150 points,
see tentative dates below.
Several HW assignments and quizzes,each worth 20 points,
with 10 best counting 200 points.
Cumulative final exam worth 200 points.
The grades will be awarded by 90+ A, 80+ B, 70+ C, 60+ D, 0-59 F.
## Missed exams, quizzes

Please note that for a missed exam a written explanation from a doctor
will need to be
provided. With a proper explanation 1/4 of your score for the final exam
will be the makeup.
For a missed HW with a proper explanation the next test will be prorated as a makeup.
## Final Exam

ATTENTION. FINAL EXAM. May21 1:30-3:30
Please arrive at 1:20. Bring photo ID.
## Tentative exam days

Test 1. March 5
Test 2. April 2
Test 3. April 18
Test 4. May 7.
## For updated info about exams, HW and quizzes, see Canvas

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