Math 320 ----- Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

(Fall 2000)

Course Instructor: Weizhu Bao

Office: Van Vleck 720; Office Hours: TR:3:00-5:00pm or by appointment at Van Vleck 720.

Phone: 608-262-3745(o); E-mail:

Texts: Differential Equations and Linear Algebra , by C. Henry Edwards and David E. Penney, Prentice Hall, 2000. The packet of supplemental exercises using MATLAB is available for purchase at Bob's Copy Shop, Johnson St.

Materials to be covered:

Grading: The final grade will be determined by: two from three tests (50 minutes each): 40%; three from four projects: 20%; final examination: 40%. Homework and attendance to my office hours will be used to fine tune grades at the final judgement.

Schedule of tests:

Assignments: Homework will be assigned in each class, and only a few problems be collected for marking at the end of every Tuesday class. You should try all the assigned questions in order to get a good grade. You can also find the assignments on my homepage at the address:

Click here for assigned problems

This course outline is available on web site: