Math 304/506 Linear Algebra

Fall 2013

Blocker 121

9:35-10:50 TR

Syllabus

Text: Linear Algebra with Applications, Eighth edition, by S. Leon, Prentice Hall

Course Content: The goal is to provide the fundamentals of elementary linear algebra including the notion of abstract vector space and linear transformations and to give applications of these ideas. Course content includes: linear equations and matrices, real vector spaces, linear transformations, change of bases, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization and inner products.

Prerequisites: Math 152

Course Objectives: to expose the students to the basics of linear algebra and to nourish an appreciation for the potential of application of linear algebra to various engineering problems.

Instructor: J. D. Ward, MILNER 305 (Office); URL:www.math.tamu.edu/~jward/

Email: jward@math.tamu.edu

office hours: 1:00-2:00 Tues.,Thur.; 3:30-4:30 Fri.

math dept. phone #: 845-7554

Help Sessions for homework help in MA304 in Blocker: TBA

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Grades
90-100% A
80-89% B
70-79% C
60-69% D
below 60% no guarantees

Note: Q-drop deadline is Friday November 15 (5 PM)


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MATH 304 - Suggested Weekly Schedule

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