Spring 2012 Math 2373 Sec 33
CSE Linear Algebra and Differential
Workshop Leader's Contact Info
Emily Gunawan -- office:
Vincent Hall 370
egunawan at umn dot edu
office phone: (612)624-5895
Office Hours (Spring 2012)
and by appointments
Midterm 1: Thursday
(5-6pm or 6-7pm) at room TBA (Bring ID and calculator)
Midterm 2: Thursday March 22 at room TBA
Midterm 3: Thursday April 26 (5-6pm or 6:08-7:08pm) at Physics 170
Practice Exam 3 with solutions
FINAL: Monday May 7 at Willey Hall 125 (1:30-4:30pm) bring ID
Recommended Prep Materials:
1.) Two worksheets on new Monday April 30 lecture materials (to be handed out on Tuesday May 1)
2.) Five Final review sheets (to be handed out on Tuesday May 1)
3.) Midterms 1, 2, and 3 (the last midterm will be returned on Thursday May 3)
4.) If you did all of those, feel free to do some 35 extra review problems.
Solution to Problem 2 (2nd translation theorem) from midterm 3.
Matlab Assignments (due every Tues)
How to code in Matlab
Due Feb 7: Matlab Exercises #2
(with original tex file
for those interested in typesetting their lab reports)
Due Feb 14: Matlab Exercises #3
Due Feb 21:
Matrix Determinant/Inverse code
(code can be submitted later than Feb 21)
Matlab Exercises #4
(with a not-so-neat original tex file
Write your lab report in LaTeX (optional)
LaTeX is a typesetting engine (less complicated than html) for creating
often used for writing mathematical and scientific papers.
Vincent Q-B's site
for a Math2373 lab report example
written in LaTeX and some recommended LaTeX resources.
The CSE Linux machines (including the Lind 40 machines) are already LaTeX-ready.
Use any plain text editor (like "getedit","vi", "emacs", etc.) to edit your .TeX file.
Type the command "pdflatex FILE_LOCATION/FILE_NAME.tex"
in the terminal to create the corresponding pdf file in FILE_LOCATION.
A .TeX previwer/typesetter for Mac OS X is
You should have access to any Linux and Window CSE computers (including Lind Hall 40) when no class is on session in the computer lab room
Get your own
student copy of Matlab
if you have a CSE account.
To remotely access a machine in Lab Lind Hall 40 or other computer labs, open a terminal, and type:
"ssh YOUR_LOGIN_NAME@MACHINE_NAME.cselabs.umn.edu", hit enter, and type in your password.
For example, I would type
to connect to the machine named
"lind40-41" (each machine should be clearly labeled).
% ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
egunawan@lind40-41 (/home/it08/egunawan) % module load math/matlab
egunawan@lind40-41 (/home/it08/egunawan) % matlab -nodisplay
To start Matlab, type "module load math/matlab", press enter, and then type "matlab -nodisplay".
FREE TUTORS for math2373!
The SMART Learning Commons offers both workshop and tutorial options for students at its three regular locations - Walter Library (East Bank), Wilson Library (West Bank), and the Magrath Library (St. Paul campus) and also in selected dorms during selected evening and weekend time slots! Please check smart.umn.edu for specific details.
"Linear Algebra and Differential Equation Part I" by Chester Miracle
can now be purchased (for around $29) at
Alpha Print in Dinkytown
(1407 Fourth Street SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55414.Tel: 612-379-8535).
The 2nd part of the textbook will be available for purchase toward the end of the semester.
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