Ma 1b-an:  Calculus of One and Several Variables and Linear Algebra


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Math 1b is a one term course on linear algebra over the real and complex numbers. Vector spaces are defined axiomatically and proofs are supplied for most results. Topics include: vector spaces and inner product spaces; subspaces, dimension, and bases; linear transformations; systems of linear equations; matrices; determinants; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; the characteristic polynomial; symmetric, hermitian and unitary matrices; and transformations.




MWF 10:00 - 10:55, B122 GCL.


Tom Graber
Sloan 362


Section 8 - Konrad Pilch (Head T.A.)
Office Hours: Wednesday, 4 - 5 PM
158 Sloan, 626-395-4373
Thursdays, 9:00 - 9:55 AM
B111 Downs
Section 9 - Seunghee Ye
Office Hours: Thursday, 4 - 5 PM
160 Sloan, 626-395-4324
Thursdays, 10:00 - 10:55 AM
142 Keck
Section 10 - Konrad Pilch (Head T.A.)
Office Hours: Thursday, 5 - 6 PM
158 Sloan, 626-395-4373
Thursdays, 1:00 - 1:55 PM
102 Steel
Section 11 - Andrei Frimu
Office Hours: Wednesday, 5 - 6 PM
160 Sloan, 626-395-4324
Thursdays, 2:00 - 2:55 PM
119 Downs
Section 12 - Jim Tao
Office Hours: Friday, 3 - 4 PM
307 Kellogg, 626-395-5762
Thursdays, 10:00 - 10:55 AM
119 Kerckhoff


Mondays 1:30-2:30 or by appointment



Roughly 40% homework, 20% quizzes, and 40% final.


Students may work together on homework problems as long as each student writes up their own homework in their own words and understands the solution.

At most one late homework set will be accepted, and only at your TA's discretion, if arrangements have been made in advance with your TA, and if the work is less than a week late.  Other than in exceptional circumstances, homework will not be accepted more than a week after the deadline.

Many of the problems which will be assigned this year in Math 1b, also were assigned in previous years in Math 1b.

Do not consult the solution sets from previous years in working this years problems.


Go to the recitations! Some weeks, a portion of the recitation will be dedicated to introducing some computational (or even theoretical) aspect which the Instructor will not have time to present in class. In general, get to know your TA and bug him/her to death (figuratively speaking) with your questions, and try to fill in all the holes in your understanding of the subject.




Calculus Vol. II 2nd edition by Apostol


Date Description


Due Date Homework Solutions
January 9 Homework 1 Solution 1
January 17 Homework 2 Solution 2
January 23 Homework 3 Solution 3
January 30 Homework 4 Solution 4
February 6 Homework 5 Solution 5
February 13 Homework 6 Solution 6, Question 5 (in more detail)
February 21 Homework 7 Solution 7
February 27 Homework 8 Solution 8
March 6 Homework 9 Solution 9

QUIZZES -- Timed, do not download until you are ready to take them

Due Date Quiz
January 20, 4pm Quiz 1
February 3, 4pm Quiz 2
February 17, 6pm Quiz 3
March 3, 6pm Quiz 4


The final exam is available here. The file is password protected. The password was sent to your email. If you did not receive an email, please contact Meagan Heirwegh. The final is due on Thursday March 16 at 5:00 pm.