*In mathematics you don't
understand things. You just get used to them*.

-- John von Neumann, Nobel Prize winner.

**Time and Place:**5:30 - 6:20 pm MTWR at 514 Smith Hall.**Instructor:**Peter Saveliev (please, call me Peter)**Office:**Smith Hall 741A**Office Hours:**12:45 - 1:45 TR and 4 - 5 MTWR (tentative) or by appointment**Office Phone:**x64639**Home Phone:**697-7827 (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.)**E-mail:**saveliev@marshall.edu**Class Web-Page:**math02.com**Prerequisites:**Math 300**Text:***Linear Algebra*by Messer**Goals:**understanding vector spaces**Grade Breakdown:**

- take-home homework + quizzes: 40% (drop one)

- 2 exams (open book): 15% each

- final exam: 30%**Letter Grades:**A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69, F: <60