Distance Education Math Course for Nontraditional Students

Linear Algebra Math 340

The following class sections are made available, in the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, to accommodate the needs of nontraditional students.

This is the same high quality linear algebra course taught in the Department of Mathematics for three University of Wisconsin-Madison credits.

Math 340 Elementary Matrix and Linear Algebra

Math 340 is a standard linear algebra course for non-math majors. Math majors are also allowed to take Math 340 for their requirements, although the more theoretical, proof-based Math 341 is recommended in their case. Math 340 covers the principles of linear algebra and the theory of matrices with an emphasis in understanding the concepts and being able to perform calculations. Some proofs are also introduced in Math 340.

Section 010 Online

The section is offered online for nontraditional students who are away from the UW-Madison campus. Course details will be posted here before the beginning of each semester. Students in this new distance learning program in mathematics must be admitted as Special Students through Adult Career and Special Student Services of the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies.

Section 020

This section is offered for nontraditional students who cannot attend classes offered during regular hours. Classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm to 7:15pm in B 129 Van Vleck Hall on UW-Madison campus (map). Students in this section must be admitted as Special Students through Adult Career and Special Student Services of the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies.

General Information

Credits: Students taking this course will earn three University of Wisconsin-Madison credits.

A great degree of self-motivation is required to take a distance education math course such as this one. It is recommended that students have a grade of BC or better in the prerequisite courses Math 234 or Math 222 and Math 240 (or equivalent). Please contact the course instructor Dr. Sharad Chandarana at chandara@math.wisc.edu if you have any questions.

Contact: For more information please contact Dr. Sharad Chandarana at chandara@math.wisc.edu.

Course Format

This is a one-semester mathematics course based on the Department of Mathematics syllabus. A detailed schedule of section to be covered will be posted here at the beginning of the semester.

Students may contact Dr. Sharad Chandarana with questions who will also hold weekly virtual office hours to help the students with the material. Students will submit weekly homework assignments by email, and graded assignments will be returned to them via email. Online students will be provided with lecture notes for the course.

Homework: Homework will be collected for grading just about every week.

Exams: There will be two midcourse exams, each worth 100 points, and a final exam worth 150 points in the course. The course grade will be based mainly on the exams.

The times for these exams will be set at the beginning of the semester and students will be required to take the exams at these preset times. Students will be required to find a qualified proctor to proctor the exams. The proctor must be approved by the course instructor, Dr. Sharad Chandarana chandara@math.wisc.edu, before students can register for the course.

Grading

The grades will be assigned based on the following scale:

A 90 - 100
AB 86 - 89
B 80 - 85
BC 76 - 79
C 70 - 75
D 60 - 69
F 59 or below

How to Register

Download the corresponding pdf for instructions on how to register:

Contact

For more information please contact Dr. Sharad Chandarana at chandara@math.wisc.edu.