MATH 235-B2

Course description

Course description


  • Jorge Olivares
    Office: Hylan 718
    Office Hours: MTWR 5 pm (link on Blackboard)
    E-mail: jolivar2 at ur dot rochester dot edu


Linear Algebra (5th edition) by Friedberg, Insel and Spence.


MTWR 5:45pm-7:50pm (Rochester time) Link can be found on Blackboard.

Course Description

In this course, we will learn about vector spaces, subspaces, linear transformations, matrices and how to use them to solve linear systems of equations, bases and dimension, isomorphisms, nullspace and rank, diagonalizability, Gram-Smith Orthogonalization process, and more (see schedule for more information about this).


Attendance is not required, but it is strongly encouraged.


There will be weekly homework assigned through Gradescope, plus a midterm and a final. Your final grade will be computed as follows:

Homework 40%
Midterm 30%
Final Exam 30%

Academic Honesty Policies

Students are expected to abide by the University of Rochester Academic Honesty Policy.

Any usage whatsoever of online solution sets or paid online resources ( or similar) is considered an academic honesty violation and will be reported to the Board on Academic Honesty. In particular, any assignment found to contain content which originated from such sources is subject to a minimum penalty of zero on the assignment and a full letter grade reduction at the end of the semester(e.g. a B would be reduced to a C). This applies even if the unauthorized content was obtained through indirect means (through a friend for instance) and/or the student is seemingly unaware that the content originated from such sources. If you have any questions about whether resources are acceptable, please check with your instructor.

You are encouraged to work on the homework with other students in the class if you would like to, but you must make sure to write your own work. For details about this, ask the instructor to give a detailed example on acceptable/unacceptable group work.