MA339: Applied Linear Algebra
Course website on Moodle
Scott R. Fulton (367 Science Center, 268-2379,
The textbook for MA339 in Fall 2015 will be
Linear Algebra and its Applications (fifth edition)
by David C. Lay, Steven R. Lay, and Judi J. McDonald.
The course will utilize MyMathLab, an online system created by the
textbook publisher, Pearson Education.
MyMathLab (this is not Matlab) includes an electronic copy of the
full textbook (online only--not downloadable), online homework (which will be
required), and extensive online help.
You must purchase your own access code for MyMathLab for this course.
You may buy this with or without a printed copy of the textbook as follows
(listed in order of increasing price):
All of these options will be available at the University Bookstore; other
sources may have lower prices, but be sure you're getting the correct item.
Access code only (ISBN-032119991X, ISBN-13 9780321199911). Together with the
CourseID which I will provide for this course, this access code will give you
access to all course materials (especially homework), including a complete
electronic copy of the full textbook (online only--not downloadable).
According to Pearson Education, "the code will be good for the life of the
edition...as long as the text is in use the access will not expire."
You may see MyMathLab listed as "4th edition"--this applies to
MyMathLab itself, not to the textbook. The access code you purchase
will allow you to access one course through MyMathLab; when you use
it to access MA339 with the CourseID which I will supply, it will give you
access to the correct edition (5th) of the Lay textbook.
Loose-leaf ("a la carte") book plus access code (ISBN-10 0321989929, ISBN-13
Hardcover book plus access code (ISBN-10 0134022696, ISBN-13 9780134022697)
If you buy the access code only but want a printed textbook at the lowest
possible cost, you could pick up a copy of either the fourth or third edition
(new or used) at potentially lower cost. These editions have essentially the
same text (at least in the chapters we will cover) and thus will be fine for
studying; you'll still have access to the exercises from the fifth edition
(which are different) via MyMathLab.
Tue Aug 18 10:07:28 EDT 2015
Scott R. Fulton