Matrices, Gaussian elimination, vector spaces, LU-decomposition, orthogonality, Gram-Schmidt process, determinants, inner products, eigenvalue problems, applications to differential equations and Markov processes. Credit is not given in both Mathematics 310 and 320.
Steven J. Leon, Linear Algebra with Applications (8th edition), Prentice-Hall, 2009.
This is a suggested course schedule. Individual sections may vary somewhat in their precise content and schedules.
|CHAPTER 1: LINEAR EQUATIONS|
|Week 1.||§ 1.1||Linear Systems & Row Operations|
|§ 1.2||Gauss-Jordan Operation on Matrices|
|Week 2.||§ 1.3||Matrix Arithmetic|
|§ 1.4||Matrix Algebra|
|Week 3.||§ 1.5||Elementary matrices; LU-decomposition|
|CHAPTER 2: DETERMINANTS|
|Week 4.||§ 2.1||Computation by elimination and/or cofactors|
|§ 2.3||Cramer's rule|
|CHAPTER 3: VECTOR SPACES|
|Week 5.||§ 3.1||Examples|
|§ 3.2||Subspaces (how to verify), span|
|Week 6.||§ 3.3||Linear independence|
|§ 3.4||Basis and dimension|
|Week 7.||§ 3.5||Change of basis (coordinates, transition matrix)|
|§ 3.6||Row space & column space|
|CHAPTER 4: LINEAR TRANSFORMATIONS|
|Week 8.||§ 4.1||Linear transformations - definition & examples|
|§ 4.2||Matrix representation|
|§ 4.3||Similarity, look ahead to diagonalization in § 6.3|
|CHAPTER 5: ORTHOGONALITY|
|Week 9.||§ 5.1||Dot product|
|§ 5.2||Orthogonal subspaces|
|Week 10.||§ 5.3||Least squares, pseudo-inverses|
|§ 5.4||General inner product spaces, Cauchy-Schwarz inequality|
|Week 11.||§ 5.5||Orthonormal basis and projection|
|§ 5.6||Gram-Schmidt process and QR-factorization|
|CHAPTER 6: EIGENVALUES|
|Week 12.||§ 6.1||Definition: Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; example: Markov Matrices|
|§ 6.2||Linear differential systems|
|Week 13.||§ 6.3||Diagonalization, matrix exponential; "defective" (or non-diagonalizable) matrices|
|§ 6.4||Hermitian matrices: including symmetric matrices|
|Week 14.||§ 6.6||General quadratic forms ( as time permits)|
|§ 6.7||Positive definite matrices (as time permits)|
|Week 15.||§ 6.8||Nonnegative matrices (as time permits)|
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
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