# MATH 304 - Linear Algebra

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**CATALOG DESCRIPTION:** See catalog description here

This course is for engineering majors, computer science majors,
and mathematics education majors. Therefore, emphasis should be on
**applications** and **problem
solving**.

The student should be able to do simple proofs (examples: verify that a given set is or is not a subspace or a that a given map is or is not a linear transformation; show that the intersection of two subspaces is a subspace). Determinants may be taught computationally, skipping the general definition and adjoints.

**Note: This is a fall or spring schedule. In summer, this
schedule is accelerated by a factor of 3 in order to accommodate a
5-week session.**

The following sections should be covered:

- 1 MATRICES AND SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS (Material will be covered in 2 weeks)
- Sections 1.1-1.5

- 2 DETERMINANTS (Material will be covered in 1 week)
- Sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 (if time permits)

- 3 VECTOR SPACES (Material will be covered in 3 weeks)
- Sections 3.1-3.6

- 4 LINEAR TRANSFORMATIONS (Material will be covered in 1.5 weeks)
- Sections 4.1-4.3

- 5 ORTHOGONALITY (Material will be covered in 3 weeks)
- Sections 5.1-5.6

- 6 EIGENVALUES (Materill will be covered in 1.5 weeks)
- Sections 6.1-6.3
- MATLAB exercises are at the discretion of the instructor. Most students have not seen MATLAB in a prior course.

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