01:640:250. INTRODUCTORY LINEAR ALGEBRA (3) Prerequisite: CALC2. 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.
This is the course page for the sections of 250 in the regular format.
There is also one MATLAB section of 250 with its own course page 640:250C Introduction to Linear Algebra with MATLAB .
More about the course and its history can be found from the main course page.
The textbook for this course is
Spence, Insel, & Friedberg: Elementary Linear Algebra: A Matrix Approach , Prentice-Hall (ISBN # 0-13-716722-9).
The Rutgers bookstore sells the text (required) and the student solution manual (recommended but not required).
The authors of the textbook also have a companion web site containing supplementary material.A suggested syllabus has been prepared as a pdf file and as a postscript file. There is also a list of suggested homework problems as a pdf file and a postscript file. Individual instructors may modify the syllabus and homework problems for their sections.
Some of the entries in the following table are links to special information for
individual sections or home pages of instructors.
01 | MW5 | FH-A2 | Gonzalez |
02 | TF2 | MU-212 | Han |
No section 3 | |||
04 | MW5 | ARC-204 | Sahi |
05 | MW6 | SEC-216 | Gonzalez |
No section 06 | |||
07 | TF3 | SEC-218 | Zarechnak |
08 | TTh5 | SEC-207 | Petrie |
09 | TTh6 | SEC-203 | Puel |
No section 10 | |||
11 | MTh2 | BE-011 | Bumby |
No section 12 | |||
13 | MW5 | RAB-207 | Rowland |
No section numbers 14, 15, 16, 17 | |||
18 | MW8 | SC-119 | Sills |