This website is for Joe Rabinoff's section C of Math 1553. It only contains information specific to those sections. For most course information, carefully read over the

For links to Piazza and WeBWorK, see Canvas.

Times and Places

Joe Rabinoff
Lecture time
MW 9:05–9:55am
Lecture location
Paper Tricentennial 109
My office
Skiles 244
My email
Rabinoffice hours
M 12–1pm; W 1–3pm
Recitation time
Friday 9:05–9:55am
Recitation locations
  • C1: Skiles 270
  • C2: Skiles 271
  • C3: Skiles 311
  • C4: Skiles 314
  • C5: Skiles 317
TAs and office hours
  • C1: Elta Clark; Th 10:00–11:00, Skiles 230
  • C2: Hamed Mousavi; Th 11:15–12, 1:45–2:45, 3–4:15, Clough 280
  • C3: Samantha Klein; M 11:10–12:10, Skiles 230
  • C4: Max Poff; M 11:00–12:00, W 4:00–5:00, Skiles 230
  • C5: Celeste Smith; M 1:20–2:20, Skiles 230
Note that you may attend the office hours for a TA from any section.

Important Note About the Textbook

The main text for this course is Interactive Linear Algebra (1553 version) by myself and Dan Margalit.

The offical text for the course according to the bookstore is Lay's Linear Algebra and its Applications. There is also an option for a bundle consisting of all of the linear algebra and calculus texts needed for the basic math courses at Georgia Tech. You may want to purchase Lay or the bundle if:

  1. you want an extra reference for the material,
  2. you want extra practice exercises,
  3. you want access to the online exercises in MyMathLab, a proprietary tool for online homework, or
  4. you are going to take calculus at GaTech (it is cheaper to buy the bundle than any individual parts).

The choice between the book and the loose leaf version is up to you. Information about the bundle can be found here.

To be clear, I will not be using or discussing Lay's book, or assigning any problems from it, this semester. That said, I highly recommend having an extra source of practice problems, since the exercises in ILA are still a work in progress.

If you do want access to Lay and MyMathLab, I recommend buying the bundle directly from the bookstore, as second hand codes might not work. This is completely your decision. Instructions for obtaining a Pearson code and logging into MyMathLab can be found here.

Course Materials

All course materials will appear below. This includes lecture slides, solutions to midterms, study guides, and so on.


The syllabus contains official course policies. For most other information, refer to this page or the master course website.

Week 1: August 20–24

Week 2: August 27–31

Week 3: September 5–7

Week 4: September 10–14

Week 5: September 17–21

Week 6: September 24–28

Week 7: October 1–5

Week 8: October 10–12

Week 9: October 15–19

Week 10: October 22–26

Week 11: October 29–November 2

Week 12: November 5–9

Week 13: November 12–16

Week 14: November 19

Week 15: November 26–30

Final exam materials