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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.

DESCRIPTION: Systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, vectors, vector spaces, linear transformations, and applications.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Solving linear systems, Gaussian Elimination, Gauss-Jordan Elimination, and numerical methods, vector operations, dot product, span, linear independence, and cross product, matrix operations, inverse of a matrix, vector space, basis, 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.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Gain a core understanding of working with linear algebra structures including systems of equations, matrices, and vectors.
2. Gain an understanding of theoretical ideas including vector space axioms and inner products.
3. Gain an understanding of linear algebra as functions such as linear transformations.
4. Learn how to use technology (computers and calculators) to solve the computational problems of linear algebra.
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, oral presentations, graphing calculators, computer lab assignments, or other forms of assessment.
PREREQUISITES: Math 112
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002