Text: Elementary Linear Algebra, Fourth edition, by S. Andrilli and D. Hecker, Academic Press
Course Content: The goal is to provide the fundamentals of elementary linear algebra including the notion of abstract vector space and linear transformations. Course content includes: linear equations and matrices, real vector spaces, linear transformations, change of bases, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization and inner products. There will be an emphasis on proofs, and students will be expected to write matheatical proofs to solve problems on both homework and exams.
Prerequisites: Math 148, Math 152 or Math 172 and Math 220; or approval of instructor
Course Objectives: to expose the students to the basics of linear algebra including solving problems with proofs and to nourish an appreciation for the potential of applications of linear algebra.Instructor: J. D. Ward, BLOCKER 611A (Office); URL:www.math.tamu.edu/~jward/
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