Office: 222 Illini Hall

Phone: (217) 244-1493

email: lidicky -at- illinois.edu

Where: room 141, Altgeld Hall

When: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM MWF

Final exam: 8:00–11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 13 2011

Office hours: 12:00 - 1:00 PM MWF + by appointment at any other time

You may also be lucky and catch me at different time.

Collaborative study sessions: 5:00 - 7:00 PM Monday **145 Altgeld Hall**

Info from department

Plan from department

Lecture announcement (the paper I was giving during the first lecture)

Lecture log

- HW #1 due to Aug 31, 11 am
- HW #2 due to Sep 9, 11 am
- HW #3 due to Sep 14, 11 am (updated - misprint in ex #2)
- HW #4 due to Sep 28, 11 am (updated - typo in hint of ex #1)
- HW #5 due to Oct 5, 11 am (ex #1 - all six equations belong to ONE system) If you have some point reduced in ex #1, you can redo it and bring to me by Oct 19.
- HW #6 due to Oct 12, 11 am
- HW #7 due to Oct 19, 11 am
- HW #8 due to Nov 2, 11 am score 0 means that I want you to fix the homework and then you will get all the score
- HW #9 due to Nov 16, 11 am

- HOURLY EXAMS: are planed around Sep 28, Oct 26 and Nov 30.
- Homework results are be available on the department webpage under Courses and Score reports.
- 4 hours students - the credits are not precise as we are not sure yet how to distinguish sections in the grading system....
- If you are a 3 hour student, you may try 4 hour part of the hw as well. In case you do it better than some other exercise, it will be counted instead of that one.
- In case that your score on your list and in the system do not match, please let me know so I can correct the mistake.
- If you bring HW after deadline, you will get at most 50% of regular score (and stricter grading as a free bonus).
- I am not allowed to post solutions to homework online. But if you wish, you are welcome to join the Monday study session and we can discuss solutions there too.
- Handwritten notes on SDP - may contain mistakes that were corrected on the fly during the lecture. If you see some, let me know.

- Theorem 8: the matrix A must by symmetric

- The first exam will be held on Sep 30, from 4pm to 8pm. You may come at any time between 4 and 6.
- You will have two hours to write the exam (or maybe even more if you wish to)
- Pen/pencil is the ONLY tool you need to bring with you (and allowed to use) - papers will be provided
- The exam covers first two chapters of the book (up to Sep 23)
- You are expected to know definitions of terms, statements of theorems and being able to solve problems (computing like in homework).
- 4-credit students are expected to know also proofs of theorems (or main ideas) that were presented during lectures.
- Sample how the exam #1 might look like (there might be more questions than in this sample!)
- Results are in the department grading system

- Exam #2 will cover Chapters 4 and 5.1. (Sep 23 - Oct 10 in in log)
- Sample how the exam #2 might look like (the number of questions may differ)

- Exam #3 will cover Chapters 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 6 (no SDP)
- will be held on Dec 2, 5:30pm to... whatever you need in AH room 245
- Sample how the exam #3 might look like (the number of questions and their type may differ)

- Final Exam will cover Chapters 1,2,4,5,6 and SDP
- will be held on Dec 13, 8am to 11am in AH room 141
- File containing list of definitions and theorems The list will not be extended but may be modified (fixing typos, clarifications...)
- Final will look like other exams (means definitions, theorems, and mostly computation)
- For computational things, please see previous exams and homeworks. I could just copy and paste those to the sample file.
- To the final, I will literally copy and paste some of the definition and theorems question from the list.
- I appologize that I was uplading a wrong file during the weekend so it looked like no update. NOW it is updated. (PS: You may need to force your browser to reload the file.)

- No laptops for updating Facebook status during the class.
**You are more than welcome to use computer tools for verifying your homework. However, such solutions will not be accepted.**

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