This website is for Chris Jankowski's sections A0-A4 of Math 1553. It only contains information specific to those sections. For most course information, carefully read over the:

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Times and Places

Chris Jankowski
Lecture time
MW 8:00–8:50am
Lecture location
DM Smith 105
My office
Skiles 261
Office hours
Mondays 1:30-3:00pm; Tuesdays 2:15pm-3:45pm
Studio time
Friday 8:00–8:50am
Studios and TAs
  • A0: Skiles 269, Bryan Clark; Office hours: Monday 4-5 PM and Tuesday 3-4 PM in Skiles 230
  • A1: Skiles 257, Logan Hart; Office hours: Wednesday 1-3 PM in Clough 280
  • A2: Skiles 270, Joseph Cochran; Office hours: 10:45-11:45 Thursday in Skiles 230
  • A3: Skiles 271, Cameron Chang; Office hours: 4:30-5:30 Tuesday in Skiles 230
  • A4: Skiles 168, Jesse Jiang; Office hours: 11:15-12:15 Thursday in Skiles 230

Note that you may attend the office hours for a TA from any section.


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

Course Materials

All course materials will be posted on our lecture's class calendar.

Important Note About the Textbook

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

The optional textbook for the course is Linear Algebra and its Applications by Lay-Lay-McDonald. You may already have purchased access to it if you have previously taken a Calculus course at Georgia Tech. You may want to purchase access to Lay-Lay-McDonald 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 for other GT courses, or
  4. you are going to take calculus at GaTech (it is cheaper to buy the bundle than any individual parts).

To be clear, I will not be using or discussing Lay-Lay-McDonald, or assigning any problems from it, this semester. That said, you may find the extra practice problems and other materials in Lay's book helpful.

Instructions for obtaining a Pearson code and logging into MyMathLab can be found here.