If you are emailing about problems with turning in materials due to faulty internet, then the relative materials (i.e. homework) need to be attached to the email.
Homework Policy and Grading
Grades will come from the following:
- Problem Sets: 8 problem sets. The first problem set is worth 50 points, subsequent ones are worth 100 points each.
- Midterm and Final exams: 100 points each
You will have a 24 hour period to choose when to start the exam, 1 hour to take the exam with 10 minutes for scanning and uploading your work.
- Participation on Piazza: 50 points.
- Total: 1000 total points.
Textbook & Resources:
No textbook will be required for this course. We will supply class notes in each module.
- Jim Hefferon, Linear Algebra. The book and the LaTeX source files are available from Jim Hefferon's web page.
- Cleve Moler, Numerical Computing with MATLAB. Cleve Moler is the original developer of MATLAB.
- 3Blue1Brown, Essence of Linear Algebra playlist. This playlist has useful review/background videos relevant to the course.
- UW Matlab Link (free to students with a personal UW NetID)
- Student copy from matlab (only unbundled $50 is needed for AMATH352, but $100 has other useful packages)
- Remote Access through Mechanical Engineering
- Getting started with Matlab Resources
Hierarchy of Resources:
There are only two people on the teaching team this quarter, and it is important to us that we are able to help everyone who needs it. Therefore, you should seek direct assistance only after having exhausted other means. If you have a question, your first resource should be the course materials: lectures, lecture notes, previously answered discussion questions, etc. If this does not answer your question, then please post a new question on Piazza or ask during office hours. Office hours should not be the first resource you utilize to seek help. If office hours are very crowded, we may refuse to answer questions during office hours that you have not already asked in some form on the discussion board. We expect that you will have a clear question formulated and that you will be able to explain how you have tried to approach the problem already. It is not a reasonable use of our time to ask us to simply read through your work and tell you if it is correct.
Group work and Academic Honesty policy:
Note: Use of websites or online forums which provide solutions for class assignments is not allowed. You are also not allowed to distribute course materials to any individual or corporation outside of this course.
For students that have attempted every assignment (including turning it in late), the lowest grade will be dropped from grade calculations. Late homework without official reasons (medical, etc.) will get a zero. Everything you need for the course should be on Canvas and Piazza, please coordinate with colleagues/classmates (do not email me to help you catch up if you fall behind).
Access and Accommodations:
Your experience in this class is important to me. It is the policy and practice of the University of Washington to create inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law. If you have already established accommodations with Disability Resources for Students (DRS), please activate your accommodations via myDRS so we can discuss how they will be implemented in this course.
If you have not yet established services through DRS, but have a temporary health condition or permanent disability that requires accommodations (conditions include but not limited to; mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts), contact DRS directly to set up an Access Plan. DRS facilitates the interactive process that establishes reasonable accommodations. Contact DRS at disability.uw.edu.
Religious Accommodation Policy:
Accommodations in this classroom further extend to religious beliefs. This means that if you have expected absences or hardship due to reasons of faith or conscience or for organized religious activities, I will accommodate you.
Washington state law requires that UW develop a policy for accommodation of student absences or significant hardship due to reasons of faith or conscience, or for organized religious activities. The UW’s policy, including more information about how to request an accommodation, is available at Religious Accommodations Policy (https://registrar.washington.edu/staffandfaculty/religious-accommodations-policy/). Accommodations must be requested within the first two weeks of this course using the Religious Accommodations Request form (https://registrar.washington.edu/students/religious-accommodations-request/).
Also, if you feel comfortable telling me about any required accommodations please let me know via email.
It is important to take care of ourselves and others. To find out more about free resources offered for UW students regardless of where they are located, please look at https://www.washington.edu/safecampus/.