Dr. Sarah's Math 2240 Class Highlights
Dr. Sarah's Math 2240
and Class Highlights Spring 2001 Page
Tues, May 1 Test 4 on Ch 1-4, 7, Computer Graphics, and
Fri, May 4 Final Project Presentations in usual classroom.
See Main Class Web Page or
Tues, April 24 LAMP Ch 4 Module 2 Geometry of Matrix Transformations
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
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
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 302.2 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 2.2Homework 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.
HomeworkRead 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
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
the first time only,
html of powerpoint presentation,
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
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).