- Textbook: A First Course in Linear Algebra (aka "FCLA")

An open-source (free) textbook in introductory linear algebra. GFDL license. - Sage, FCLA and Linear Algebra
- Syllabus (Section A) [PDF]
- Syllabus (Section A) [HTML]
- Syllabus (Section B) [PDF]
- Syllabus (Section B) [HTML]
- Writing Exercises (PDF)

Course Reading Questions in WeBWorK

- Login name: your last name, all lowercase, no spaces, no hyphens
- Password: your student ID number
**Important:**Your student ID will only work as your password for a limited time, reset your password**immediately**- Please use the "Email Instructor" button sparingly
- Many problem statements are randomized, so for responses that require an essay answer be sure to follow instructions about repeating parts of your problem.
- Questions may be similar, but not identical, to the questions in the text.
- For essay questions, the text box may resizable (drag bottom right corner in Firefox).
- Use \(, \) and \[, \] around mathematics, not $, $ and $$, $$.
- Use \[, \] to get multi-line output. For example, \[A\] \[B\] \[C\] will put A, B, C onto three lines, each displayed as mathematical notation.

You can save the link from here, then in your Sage notebook use the "Upload" function to retrieve the worksheet with the link you copied.

The books below are in the spirit of the recommended text "Nuts and Bolts of Proof." If you find that book helpful, you might consider ordering one or more of these from someplace like Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble (these texts are listed in order of my familiarity with them, which may not be the same order I would recommend them in).

- Thinking Mathematically, Mason/Burton/Stacey
- How to Read and Do Proofs, Solow
- How to Prove It: A Structured Approach, Velleman
- Mathematical Thinking: Problem-Solving and Proofs, West/D'Angelo
- Proofs and Fundamentals: A First Course in Abstract Mathematics, Bloch

- SAGE - open-source (free) mathematical software built on Python.
- Sage Single Cell Server
- Octave - open-source (free) numerical software, mostly compatible with Matlab.
- Mathematica - commerical product for numerical and symbolic mathematics. [Student Pricing]
- Matlab - commercial product for technical computing. [Student Version]

- TeX on Web: online TeX compiler
- In class demonstrations [Tuesday] [Thursday] [Friday] [Tuesday] [Thursday's Final]
- Detexify - LaTeX symbol classifier
- Free LaTeX Book: The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2e; Tobias Oetiker, et alia
- LaTeX Book: Guide to LaTeX; Helmut Kopka, Patrick Daly

- Python Book: Dive Into Python; Mark Pilgrim
- Math Forum Linear Algebra Pages
- A 2-D Eigenvalue Demonstration
- Echelon Form
- Oliver Knill's Linear Algebra Handouts
- Another open-content linear algebra textbook, Linear Algebra by Jim Hefferon.

These examinations are offered with no guarantees. Notation, techniques, and emphases will vary (sometimes radically) from semester to semester. *Use at your own risk*.

Spring 2012 (with Sage problems, handwritten solutions):

[SLE]
[V]
[M]
[VS]
[D&E]
[LT]
[R]

Spring 2010 (with solutions):

[SLE]
[V]
[M]
[VS]
[D&E]
[LT]
[R]

Spring 2008 (with solutions):

[SLE]
[V]
[M]
[VS]
[D&E]
[LT]
[R]

Fall 2007 (with solutions):

[SLE]
[V]
[M]
[VS]
[D&E]
[LT]
[R]

Spring 2007 (with solutions):

[SLE]
[V]
[M]
[VS]
[D&E]
[LT]
[R]

Fall 2006 (with solutions):

[SLE]
[V]
[M]
[VS]
[D&E]
[LT]
[R]

Fall 2005 (with solutions):

[SLE]
[V]
[M]
[VS]
[D&E]
[LT]
[R]

Spring 2005 (with solutions):

[SLE]
[V]
[M]
[VS]
[D&E]
[LT]
[R]

Fall 2004 (with solutions):

[SLE]
[V]
[M]
[VS]
[D&E]
[LT]
[R]

Fall 2003:

[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]

This is: http://buzzard.ups.edu/courses/2012fall/290f2012.html

Maintained by: Rob Beezer

Last updated: August 20, 2012