Linear Algebra | |||
LINEAR ALGEBRA | |||
CLASS CODE: | MATH 341 | CREDITS: 3 | |
DIVISION: | PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING | ||
DEPARTMENT: | MATHEMATICS | ||
GENERAL EDUCATION: | This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement. | ||
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: | Systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, vectors, vector spaces and linear transformations with applications. |
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DESCRIPTION: | |||
TOPICS: | Solving linear systems, Gauss Elimination, Gauss-Jordan Elimination, and numerical methods, vector operations, dot product, span, linear independence, and cross product, matrix operations, inverse of a matrix, vector spaces, bases, dimension, coordinate vectors, and change of basis, rank and nullity, matrix transformation, linear transformations, kernel and range, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvetors. Additional topics may be selected from orthogonal sets and matrices, the Gram-Schmidt Process, and/or inner products. | ||
OBJECTIVES: | Students will learn about vectors and matrices and some of their many uses in mathematics and the sciences. They will also internalize concepts which will allow them ot unify many of the mathematical tools and ideas which they have already learned. Their ability to justify their mathematical reasoning will also be enlarged. | ||
REQUIREMENTS: | All students must have their own text. If a graphing calculator is to be used, the student must supply it. Assignments and exams are required by all faculty. Some faculty may require attendance, participation, projects, working in groups, graphing calculators, computer lab assignments, or other forms of assessment. |
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PREREQUISITES: | Math 112 | ||
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EFFECTIVE DATE: | August 2002 |