Dr. Sarah's Math 2240 Class Highlights
### Dr. Sarah's Math 2240
and Class Highlights Spring 2001 Page

See Main Class Web Page or
WebCT also.

**Tues, May 1** Test 4 on Ch 1-4, 7, Computer Graphics, and
related materials.
**Fri, May 4** Final Project Presentations in usual classroom.

**Tues, April 24** LAMP Ch 4 Module 2 Geometry of Matrix Transformations
of 3-Space.
**Thur, April 26 meet in 203** LAMP Ch 4 Module 3 Computer Graphics

**Thur, April 19** Test in the computer lab on Ch 1-4, 7 and
related LAMP materials.

**Tues, April 10** A is diagonalizable then we can use this
to easily find powers of A, 6.1 def of linear transformation, properties,
and examples 7 and 8, 6.5
**Thur, April 12 Meet in 203** LAMP
Ch 4 Module 1 Geometry of Matrix Transformations of the Plane

**Tues, April 3** 7.1 continued and 7.2. **Homework** See main
web page.
**Thur, April 5 Meet in 203** LAMP Ch 6 Mod 3 Eigenvector
Analysis of Discrete Dynamical Systems. **Homework** See main web page.

**Tues, Mar 27** Test on Chapters 1-4.
**Homework for Thur** Read Dr. Sarah's example for 7.1
by hand and on Maple.
**Thur, Mar 29 Meet in 203 ** 7.1, LAMP Ch 6 module 1 Section 2:
Geometry of Eigenvalues up through only exercise 2.1,
LAMP Ch 6 module 2 Section 1 up through exercise 1.1 only.
**Homework** Begin working on PS 6, and choose topic for final
project by talking to Dr. Sarah.

**Tues, Mar 20** 4.5. **Homework** Work on PS 5, take
WebCT quiz 2 retakes.
**Thur, Mar 22** 4.6

**Tues, Mar 6** 4.3 **Homework** Work on PS 4, study test 1
for WebCT quiz.
**Thur, Mar 8** meet on 3rd floor (NOT 2nd)
4.4, WebCT quiz on Ch 1-3.**Homework** If you don't already
have the LAMP book, buy it ASAP! (see newsgroup posting on this).
Work on PS 5.

**Tues, Feb 27** 4.2 continued. **HW for Thur** Work on
test revs, see solutions to p. 169 31 and 33 on bulletin board,
work on PS 4.
**Thur, March 1** Finish 4.2, and students (in groups of 2)
each do complete reasoning for why something is not a vector space.
**Homework for Tues** Work on PS 4.

**Tues, Feb 20** Test 1 **Homework** Start working on test revisions.
**Thur, Feb 22** Introduction to abstract vector spaces (4.2).
R^n is a vector space with operations defined in 4.1. Linear
combinations of vectors by hand, on Maple, and geometrically.
**Homework for Tues** p. 169 31 and 33, start working on PS 4,
and work on test revisions.

**Tues, Feb 13** Do 3.3 and start 3.4.
Hand out review sheet. Discuss problem set guidelines again.
**Homework for Thur**
--in 3.3 do 3, 11, 29, 31, 35, 57 (see directions
preeceding 57 for definition.),
--in 3.4 do 9, 11,
work on PS 3 due Fri
**Thur, Feb 15** **Meet in 203**
Go over recent bulletin board
postings on WebCT. Finish 3.4 via
geometric applications of dets and cramer's rule on LAMP Chapter 3 Module
7 sections 5 and 6. By the end of lab, turn in a summary of
what you learned.
**Homework** PS 3 due Fri, see solutions on WebCT this weekend and
study for test 1 (see review sheet on main class web page) which is
on Tues.

**Tues, Feb 6** Finish 2.5, start 3.1 **Homework**
Work on PS 2 due Fri.
**Thur, Feb 8**
Hand out copies of invention sketches from 1920s showing a machine that
did coding for 6x6 matrices (see section 2.5)
Continue 3.1, do 3.2
**Homework for Tues the 13th** PS 2 due this Fri, For Tues:
--in 3.1 do 19, 21, 23, 25, 31, 45, 53,
--in 3.2 do 23, --and work on PS 3
due next Fri.

**Tues, Jan 30**2.2 continued, begin 2.3
**Homework for Thur 2/1** In 2.2, do 17, 18, 34, 35, 55, and
in 2.3, do 6, 8 and 9.
**Thur, Feb 1** Finish 2.3, review class web pages,
Maple commands for PS 2, and start on 2.5 applications via
LAMP Module 3.4 on Markov Chains,
p. 107 -114 (up to but not including ex. 3a). If time remains, students
can work on PS 2.
**Homework** Review 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and LAMP p. 107-114,
and continue to work on Problem set 2.

**Tues, Jan 23** Meet in 203
**Thur, Jan 25** 2.1 and start 2.2**Homework for Tues the 30th**
2.1 numbers 7,9,11,15,19,21,23,30,31,37,47.

**Tues, January 16**
Section 1.2 continued.
Review by doing LAMP 1.2 section 2 by hand (contest to see who gets
the answer fastest), and then going thru the solution
and Maple commands. Do the same with Section 4 and 5.
Start section 1.3.
Do Lamp 1.3 section 1 on fitting a curve to to data, then review
book p. 27 example 4, then numbers 21 and 23.
**Homework**Read book section 1.3, and skim lamp modules
1.2 and 1.3. Make sure you can get into WebCT
(look at solutions and my postings at least twice a week),
and study for WebCT quiz next Tues on book 1.2 and related activities.
Work on PS 1 (see main class web page).
**Thur, Jan 18** Assessment Day

**Tues January 9** Fill out stiff sheets, intro to course
via syllabus,
section 1.1 from book, on Maple, and via LAMP.
html of powerpoint presentation,
html of Maple,
html of LAMP Maple.
**HOMEWORK for Thur**
Read p. 2-5 in LAMP book,
Read section 1.1 in text and do 7,15 r-e,19,33,45,51,61.
Start working on PS 1 (see main web page).
**Thur Jan 11**
Meet in the computer lab.
Intro to class web pages, WebCT
for
the first time only,
html of powerpoint presentation,
Section 1.2
**Homework for Tuesday** See my solutions to homework problems
from section 1.1 on the WebCT bulletin board
forum entitled "solutions", which I will create and post (late) tonight
sometime.
Read section 1.2 in the textbook, do problems 1.2 numbers
13-20, 21, 23, 27, 31, 35, 41, 47.
I should be around tomorrow at 2:45ish if anyone
has questions, and I will also be answering bulletin board questions.
Please stop bye and/or post if you have questions.
See main web page for PS 1 info (I'm pushing back the due date).