Prerequisite: MAC 2313 or 3474 (Calculus 3) and either MAS 3300 (Numbers and Polynomials) or MHF 3202 (Sets and Logic)
This course includes both theory and computational skills. The student is expected to develop the ability to reason through and coherently write up proofs of theorems as well as develop computational skills. The course serves both as a transition for the mathematics majors from a study of techniques into more conceptual mathematics and as a coherent foundation in linear algebra for engineering and science majors who seek enough understanding of the conceptual structure of the material to be able to use linear algebra in contexts for which they do not have templates.
Specific topics include vector spaces, linear transformations, diagonalization, eigenvalues, and orthogonality. See Chapters 1-6 of the text.
The Grade will depend 60% on exams and 40% on homework, participation and attendence.
There will be two midterm exams and a final. The final will count twice as much as each midterm, and I will drop either one of the midterms or one half of the final, whichever is lower.
The homework, participation and attendence grade will be divided into three equal parts, which will be determined along with the exam grades.
Tentative exam dates:
|Exam 1:||Friday, February 10|
|Exam 2:||Friday, March 30|
|Final:||Friday, May 4 at 10:00–12:00 a.m.|