||Final Exam : Friday, May 5th, 9-11:30am in
exam review on Sunday, April 30 at 1:00-2:30pm in JEM 391.
NOTE: Changes have been made in the assigned homework problems. See homework
for the updated assignment. Exam III has been graded. Please pick up your exams from
EXAM III will be Thursday, April 13th, 6:00-7:00pm in JEM
391. The topics for the exam are: 7.2, 7.3, 2.3 and 2.4 Please
note: To do problems in 7.3 you will need to know about transition matrices
and related information from 7.1.
project is due April 7th. You will need to turn in:
1) Final matrix (with 0's and 1's)
2)A list of operations you did to solve the
matrix using the Gauss-Jordan Method
3)Work you did (with calculator) to check
exams are graded. Please pick them up in my office, if you were not in class on Monday.
Also, pickup any homework and projects that are sitting in bins in my office.
arrive at 8:15 to begin the exam on Friday, March 24, if you wish to have extra time for
the test. The exam is a big shorter than the previous evening exam, so you should have
plenty of time.
following questions were asked regarding the content of Friday's exam:
Q: "Are matrices on the
exam?" A: Yes. The exam will cover Sections 7.0,7.1 and 7.2 up to
#48. Matrix multiplication, identity matrices, transition matrices, etc. are covered in
these sections and you are responsible for this material. In 7.2, you will be
responsible for solving a system of equations using the elimination/substitution method.
You are NOT yet responsible for material on the Gauss-Jordan method (i.e. 7.2 #33,37,45)
Q: "Do I need to be able use the
elimination/substitution method to solve a system of three equations in three unknowns?
A: No. The homework only focuses on using the elimination/substitution method to
solve a system of two equations in 2 unknowns.
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12:45-1:45 F; Or any other time by appt.
||Change in hour test time/date. The
hour test that was scheduled for Thursday night has been rescheduled to: During
class on Friday, March 24. You may still use one sheet of notes, front and back.
||Maternity Leave: Cathy
Bliss (contact her at email@example.com) will be
teaching your class from now on. Everything else stays the same---the time, the
syllabus, the grading, etc. Click here for baby
||It is important to collect
accurate information about any computer problems related to this class. If you
encounter any difficulties with the web-site or any course related software, please send
me an email note detailing:
1. The time and date
2. What computer you were using (at least which lab, but better if you can
identify the computer).
3. What account you were using (were you logged on as yourself or as someone
4. What software you were using.
5. Exactly what messed up. Paste a copy of error messages into a word
document using control-print screen, and send me the document if possible. Send me a
copy of the file you were using when the problem occurred. The more info, the
Thank you very much. Your data will make trouble-shooting much, much easier!
||Grades are posted by ID # on the
bulletin board outside my office. Please check for accuracy, and see me if you have
||The amortization schedule project
is due Friday, Feb. 25. Also, although the car project isn't due until March,
because of break, this coming weekend may be the only weekend you can get your group
together. You should try to get the car project done by Monday!
||Hour test reminder. There
is an hour test Thursday, Feb 17, from 6:00 to 7:00 in JEM 391. The test will cover at
least 5.1 through 5.3, and possibly some of 5.4. If you have a schedule
conflict, you must make alternative arrangements with me by Monday at the latest.
You may make one sheet of notes, front and back, to use on the test.
||Homeworks are returned in a box
in the foyer to my office. This is where they will regularly be. Please pick them
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||Help sessions have been moved
permanently to STE 105. They still are from 7:30 to 9:00 Monday through Thursday.
||I have re-posted the credit card
project. However, there are hard copies of the credit card project in a manilla
envelop outside my office door if you are unable to get a copy from the website.
Please let me know about any downloading problems.
||The credit card project has been
posted (click on "Projects" above). It is a group project and is due
Friday, Feb. 4.
||There is an error in the
"grading" break down on the hardcopy of the first day hand out (a carry over
from another semester). I have corrected it on the website version. The actual
grading breakdown for this class is:
homework5%, Hour test average--45%, group projects--20%, final exam--30%.
the week of 1/24 only will be in STE 105 instead of 106.
There will be
no class on Wed., 1/18 and Fri., 1/20. The hour tests will be in the evenings, from
6:00 to 7:00 to make up for this.
Resource Center runs excellent workshops every semester on study skills, time management,
test-taking techniques, etc. For details: SRC study skills