Mathematics Department - Math 250 - Introductory Linear Algebra

# Math 250 - Introductory Linear Algebra

## General Information (Catalog listing)

01:640:250 INTRODUCTORY LINEAR ALGEBRA (3)
Prerequisite: CALC2 or 01:640:136 or 138.
Systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, matrices and determinants, vectors in two- and three-dimensional Euclidean space, vector spaces, introduction to eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Possible additional topics: systems of linear inequalities and systems of differential equations.

Updated description
Vectors in n-space, systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, span and linear independence of a set of vectors, matrix algebra, determinants, subspaces of n-space, basis and dimension, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of a matrix, geometry of vectors, projections, orthogonal sets of vectors, symmetric matrices, and applications.
(current, 2014)

## Textbook

Spence, Insel, & Friedberg: Elementary Linear Algebra: A Matrix Approach, 2nd Edition , Prentice-Hall   (ISBN # 978-0-13-187141-0).

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## Suggested examination review materials for all sections of Math 250

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## Another resource for MATLAB(Note: For the MATLAB assignments for the MATLAB Sections, C1, C2, etc.,click the link above for the Math 250C webpage.)

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