Math
102 (Applied Linear
Algebra)  Winter
2012
Professor: CRISTIAN
D.
POPESCU
 Lectures: MWF 12:0012:50, in HSS 1330.
Office Hours: MW 12,
in AP&M 6256.
Office: AP&M
6256;
Phone: 8585346297; Email: cpopescu@math.ucsd.edu
Teaching Assistants:
JOHANNA HENNIG 
Discussion
Sections: W 55:50,W 66:50, in CNTR
201.
Office Hours: M 34, W 34, F 23, and by appt., in AP&M 5132. Email: jhennig@math.ucsd.edu
MICHAEL KASA  Discussion
Sections: W 33:50, W 44:50, in CNTR 201.
Office Hours: M 23, Th 13 and by appt., in AP&M 6452. Email: mkasa@math.ucsd.edu
COURSE DESCRIPTION
WHAT IS MATH 102?This
is a second
undergraduate course in linear algebra. In this course we will cover
systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants and vector spaces.
We will
cover selected topics from Chapters 16 in the textbook.
TEXT Poole, David. Linear Algebra  A Modern Introduction,
Third Edition (Brooks/Cole, 2011). You
are expected to read the text BEFORE each lecture. It is very important
that you ATTEND each lecture. The students
enrolled in this class are expected to be familiar with the material in
Chapters I and II of the textbook. Although these chapters will be
briefly reviewed in class, the students are strongly advised to review
sections 1.11.3 and 2.12.3 on their own before the end of the first
week of classes.
EXAMS
 Midterm I  Friday, February 3, 12:00 noon, in HSS 1330.
Topics: Chapter 1 (Sections 1.11.4), Chapter 2 (Sections 2.12.2),
Chapter 3 (Sections 3.13.2). Exam 1 solutions.
 Midterm II  Friday, March 2, 12:00
noon,
in HSS 1330.
Topics: Sections 3.3, 6.16.4. Exam 2 solutions.
 Final Exam  Wednesday, March 21,
11:30am2:30pm.
Location: HSS 1330. Topics:
comprehensive.
Review: M 910, in CSB 001. Additional office hrs. (final exam week):
Popescu: M23, T4:305:30; Hennig: T13 in B412 (AP&M); Kasa: T101 in
B412 (AP&M).

No notes, textbooks, or
calculators
are allowed during exams. No makeup exams will be given and no late
homework will be accepted. Cheating on an exam results in 0 points for
that exam, as well as
further disciplinary action. Please
read very carefully the following ACADEMIC
INTEGRITY GUIDELINES.
GRADING POLICY
 Midterms 1+2: 20% each; Final Exam: 40%;
Homework: 20%. The grading will be done on a curve, the median
corresponding to a B/C+.
GETTING HELP
Help with mathematical problems:
 Section: Ask
questions in section  this is one of the main reasons why sections
exist.
 Office Hours: You
are strongly advised to take full advantage of your professor's and
ta's office
hours.
 Classmates: Sometimes
a classmate can help. Sometimes you can learn by working out problems
together with your classmates.
Help with personal problems which
affect your class work:
 Talk to the professor or, if appropriate, your
college provost.