Math 2373 WS1- Spring

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Math 2373 - SPRING 2019

(subject to change)

Course Number: Math 2373-WS1                           

Course Title: Matrices, Vectors, and Linear Programming 

Instructor: Dr. Cyrus Malek                                                                   

Phone: (972)-881-5181

Email:   (When the class begins, you must use the CANVAS Email to communicate).

Correspondence is to take place through the college email system, namely CougarMail,

for reasons of confidentiality and privacy, or within CANVAS Platform.  Please include your full name and course number and section number in each email. You will get a response to your email within two working days.

Office: J226, Spring Creek Campus

Office Hours: T, R      10:00-1:00

Census date:          Feb 4, 2019    Withdrawal Date:  March 22, 2019

Course Description:

Not for science majors. A study of matrices, vectors, determinants, inverses, system of linear equations, and linear programming with applications.


Textbook: Linear Algebra by Gareth Williams 9th edition with ISBN# 9781284163209 at Collin bookstore. Published by Jones and Bartlett, Student solution manual (ISBN# 978-0-7637-5588-1) is optional but suggested for this course and you can purchase it with your textbook from the bookstore. Also, you need a basic scientific or graphing calculator for this course. An access code for WebAssign is required if you wish to practice more problems similar to your HW problems in WebAssign. These problems will not be graded at all.

Grading Policy:

Exam #1     Feb 18-Feb 23      25%       ( at Collin College Testing Center)                                  

Exam #2      Mar 18-Mar 23     25%       ( at Collin College Testing Center) 

Exam #3      Apr 15-Apr 20      25%       ( at Collin College Testing Center)                                        

Exam #4      May 6-May 11       25%       ( at Collin College Testing Center)

*The lowest grade of Exams  #1,#2,#3,#4 grades will be dropped 

Final Exam (comprehensive)     May 13-May 14      25% ( at Collin College Testing Center)

Homework &  Practice Quizzes     0%                           

Total:                                               100%


  • All 4 exams and final exam will be given in the Collin College Testing CenterLinks to an external site. during assigned dates.
  • You need at least two hours to take your exams. Make sure that you will be in the testing center two hours prior to its closing time. You will receive your grade one week after the due date of each exam.  You can view your grade by clicking on the Grades tool at Canvas.  The lowest of the exams (except final exam) grade will be dropped.
  • You will be required to complete weekly homework.  You do not need to submit the homework but  You can check the student solution manual for the correct answers.  This will help you to do well in exams.  Also, practice quizzes are given to help you to check your understanding of the weekly topics. Your exams questions would be similar to your homework, practice quizzes, and practice exams. 
  • Your final exam questions are similar to problems in exams 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Using MATHLAB on any of the campuses is recommended and will help you to improve your grade free of charges.
  • Online activities such as group discussions are not required.
  • Some extra materials are posted in WebAssign for your practice.

Grading Scales:

[90-100] - A     [80-90) -  B      [70-80)  - C     [60-70) - D

Course Policy:

 -You may repeat this course only once after receiving a grade, including W.

- If you drop this class on or before census day, it will not count against you.


No make-up exam will be given under any circumstances.

Graphing calculators are allowed to be used in this course. (Except Texas Instrument 89 and 92)

You need to follow a weekly schedule and do Homework problems promptly.

- You are welcome to make an appointment to see me.

It is your responsibility to meet all deadlines assigned by the college and instructor

-It is your responsibility to check your grade regularly and notify the instructor if there is any discrepancy.

Course Withdrawal:

To drop this class, you need to do the following:

1- Attain a Drop/Add sheet from the registrar's office;

2- Turn in the completed form to the office of Admission and Records 972-881-5710 on or prior to the drop deadline date;

3- All students will receive an F if they do not finish this class and do not withdraw on or prior to the drop deadline date.

4- Make sure your six-course limit is satisfied. For further details, check to an external site.


You can access the generic syllabus at the college Website. This generic syllabus includes ADA Statement, Academic Ethics, and Course Learning Outcomes and Objectives.


  • Standards of courtesy and respect must be maintained at all times in our online “classroom.” Join into the discussion, but remember that this is still a “classroom” setting and that respect and consideration are crucial for any intellectual discussion.
  • Discussion areas are the place for the intelligent and respectful airing of ideas. Name-calling and personal attacks are not permitted.
  • Any violation of the standards of appropriate behavior online will be reported to the Dean of Students and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken by the college.


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