Professor Jeff Stuart
 
PLU Courses – Syllabi, Notes and Handouts
 
General Handouts
·       Keys to Success
·       The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
·       Sign
 
Calculus Handouts
·       Five Fundamental Results from Calculus I
·       The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
·       Geometric Series Notes
·       Power Series Notes
 
 
Conference Talks on Linear Algebra Pedagogy
·       Shake a Stick at Ill-Conditioning – A classroom demonstration illustrating ill-conditioning
·       Matrices Without Inverses – A pedagogical talk about mathematical thinking in the context of what can be said about finding “inverses” for matrices that do not have inverses.  These slides are from a talk entitled, “Matrices Without Inverses”, presented at the Joint Math Meeting in San Francisco, January, 2010.
 
 
Linear Algebra Handouts
·       Introduction to Complex Numbers
·       Fundamental Properties of the Real Numbers
·       Fundamental Properties of Real n-Space
·       Three Proofs of the Cauchy Schwarz Inequality (Also called the Cauchy Buniakowski Schwarz Inequality)
·       Interpreting Gaussian Elimination – Notes on Gaussian elimination and obtaining the parametric formulation of the solution set of a system of linear equations
·       Thinking about Matrix Multiplication – Notes on four approaches to matrix multiplication
·       Matrix Division – Notes on matrix inversion and solving linear systems
·       Determinants – Notes on determinants defined via row operations
 
 
Courses for Spring 2011
 
Office Hours:  MWF 10:00 – 11:00, Mon 3:30 – 5:00, Thurs 3:00 – 5:00
 
Math 152  Calculus II
·       Syllabus
·       Homework through the first exam
 
 
Math 331  Linear Algebra
·       Syllabus
·       Expectations for Letter Grades
·       Universal Quantifiers and Counterexamples
·       Homework through the first exam
 
 
Other Courses Recently Taught
 
Math 411  Mathematics of Risk (Spring 2010)
·       Syllabus
·       Course Liability Disclaimer
·       Derivation of the Mean and Variance for a Binomial Random Variable
 
 

Last update:  February 9, 2011.