 
Summary: Mathematics 129A
Fall 2005
Instructor: Professor R. Alperin, Duncan 239, Email: alperin@math.sjsu.edu,
Office hours: Mon 12:30, 45:30 PM; Wed 12:302:30 PM or by appointment, Phone:
9245066
Text: Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications by R. C. Alperin, available
online http : //www.math.sjsu.edu/~ alperin
Course: Linear Algebra
The main goal of this class is to introduce the students to ideas of linear
algebra and its applications, methods of proof in mathematics, and use of computer
packages.
Final grade based on 400 point total on tests, and (computer) homework
projects. The two midterms will count 100 points each. The final will be com
prehensive and worth 150 points.
The computer projects are to be done in groups with 24 students each, three
is the optimal size of a group. You are responsible for finding other students to
work with in your group. Registration in Math 110 is required for a computer
account and admission to the computer labs; register for Math 110 and sign up for
your computer account in the Math office. Each project will count 10 points. The
project will involve using MAPLE, a computer linear algebra system, as an aid in
