MAT 313:Elements of Linear Algebra
4 hours, 4 credits. Vector spaces, systems of linear equations, determinants, linear transformations, and matrices. PREREQ: MAT 176. With Departmental permission, MAT 176 may be taken as a COREQ.
Location: Gi 205 MW 11:00-12:40
Instructor: Robert Schneider
- Midterm and Endterm 40%- two one hour exams
- first exam -Mon April 8 - 1 hour
- row reduce matrix to identity and find inverse
- row reduce matrix to form with some 0 rows - find null space and vectors not in null space together form basis
- rules of matrix multiplication and addition (including dot product)- possible simple proof of a rule
- use of commutativity of inverse to do problems like page 90 12,13
- second exam Wed May 15
- Final: 40%-- May 22 11:00 in Gi 205 -- Combination of two tests- 2 hours
- Homework: 20%
- extra credit will be given for various projects and exceptional class comments
- understand fundamental theorems and assumptions underlying linear algebra
- prove some of the fundamental theorems
- apply appropriate theorems from linear algebra to a problem
Materials, Resources and Accommodating Disabilities:
- textbook: Introduction to Linear Algebra Fourth Edition; Gilbert Strang;Wellesley-Cambridge Press;978-0-9802327-1-4;2009
- Linear Algebra course by Strang including lecturesetc; free from MIT
- Homeworks and exams with solutions for course given at MIT-- how he organizes things
- Specific Website for this fourth edition
- Accommodating Disabilities: Lehman College is committed to providing access to all programs and curricula to all students. Students with disabilities who may need classroom accommodations are encouraged to register with the Office of Student Disability Services. For more info, please contact the Office of Student Disability Services, Shuster Hall, Room 238, phone number, 718-960-8441.
We will try to cover the material in Chapters 1-6 of the book at a speed appropriate for maximal understanding and retention.
Final Exam: The Final Exam will be given during Finals Week on Wed May 22 from 11:00 to 1:00 in Gi205 (regular room).
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Lehman College, City University of New York