Syllabus for Linear Algebra
Fall 2001

 Monday Wednesday Friday 9/3 9/5 Welcome to Linear Algebra 9/7 1.2: Row Reduction 1.1: Systems of Linear Eqns and Echelon Forms 9/10 1.3: Vector Equations 9/12 1.4: Matrix Equation Ax=b 9/14 1.5: Solution sets of Linear Systems PS 1 due (Individual) 9/17 1.6: Linear Independence 9/19 The Big Picture 9/21 Quiz 1 Section 1.7 PS 2 due (group) 9/24 1.7: Intro to Linear Transforms 9/26 1.8: The Matrix of Linear 9/28 2.1: Matrix Operations Transformations 5pm: Johnson lecture, Hindle PS 3 due (individual) 10/1 2.2: The Inverse of a Matrix 10/3 2.3: Characterizations of 10/5 The Big Picture Invertible Matrices Hand Out Exam 1 No homework due this week Exam 1 due 10/8 10/10 Section 1.9, 4.9 10/12 Section 1.9, 4.9 Fall Break PS postponed to Friday PS 4 due (group) 10/15 Quiz 2 10/17 3.1: Intro to Determinants 10/19 The Big Picture 2.8: Applications to Computer 3.2: Properties of Determinants Graphics PS 5 due (individual) 10/22 4.1: Vector Spaces and Subspaces 10/24 4.2: Null Spaces, Column 10/26 4.3: Linearly Independent Sets, Spaces, etc Bases PS 6 due (group) Project 1 due 10/29 The Big Picture 10/31 4.5: The Dimension of a 11/2 4.6: Rank Vector Space 5.1: Eigenvectors and PS 7 due (individual) Eigenvalues 11/5 Quiz 3 11/7 5.2: The Characteristic 11/9 The Big Picture 5.1 (continued) Equation PS 8 due (group) 11/12 Section 5.3 11/14 Section 5.6 11/16 6.1: Inner Product, Length, Diagonalization Discrete Dynamical Systems and Orthogonality Hand out Exam 2 No homework due this week Exam 2 due 11/19 The Big Picture 11/21 11/23 Thanksgiving Break 11/26 6.2: Orthogonal Sets 11/28 6.3: Orthogonal Projections 11/30 6.5: Least Squares Problems PS 9 due (individual) 12/3 The Big Picture 12/5 6.6: Applications to Linear 12/7 6.6 (continued) Models Project 2 due PS 10 due (group) 12/10 The Big Picture 12/12 12/14 Takehome Final Due Handout Final 2:00 PM Go over Exam 2

Janice Sklensky
Wheaton College
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Science Center, Room 109
Norton, Massachusetts 02766-0930
TEL (508) 286-3973
FAX (508) 285-8278
jsklensk@wheatonma.edu

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