Lectures: you should attend two hours of each lecture stream each week, making a total of four hours.
Tutorials: you should attend one tutorial each week.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
The following texts are recommended for this unit, and are available from the CO-OP Bookshop on campus, and are in the reference section of the Library.
- Stewart; Calculus
- Trim: Calculus
- Anton and Rorres: Linear Algebra and its Applications
- David C. Lay: Linear Algebra and its Applications
Other similar texts are available in the Library, and for reference in the Numeracy Centre.
Additional notes Notes for Markov chains
http://www.sosmath.com/matrix/markov/markov.html http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~jkhoury/markov.htm Most books on linear algebra with applications will cover Markov chains. Some references have the columns summing to 1, others have the rows summing to 1 (depending on which way the state table is constructed). We will adopt the convention that the future state is on the vertical axis, so the columns sum to 1.
Technology Used and Required
Students are expected to have access to an internet enabled computer with a web browser and Adobe Reader software. Several areas of the university provide wireless access for portable computers. There are computers for student use in the Library.
Difficulties with your home computer or internet connection do not constitute a reasonable excuse for lateness of, or failure to submit, assessment tasks.