Introduction to Linear Algebra (Math 220 Section 2)
-- Introduction to Linear Algebra (Section 2)
This course will present a low level introduction to the
basics of linear algebra and matrix theory. Topics covered include
systems of linear equations, determinants and matrix inverses, rank,
eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. Discussions will be limited to real
numbers and real spaces. The computer package MATLAB will be used to
implement and explore some of the ideas discussed in class as part of
a computer project.
Syllabus and Schedule
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| Mon, Aug 19:
All homework is online
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the course with Course ID: krishnamoorthy88326.
| Mon, Sep 2:
Free tutoring is available at the Math Learning Center!
| Wed, Sep 18:
Office hours for today will be 1-2 PM, and then from
| Tue, Oct 1:
||Office hour today is from 12:00-1:00 pm.
| Mon, Oct 7:
||This week, no class on Tuesday (Oct
8). Prof. McDonald
will lecture on Thursday (Oct 10) in the regular classroom (Fulmer
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your PassNumbers (Final)
Check the Schedule
given in the Syllabus for due dates of homework assignments. You need
to submit ALL homework ONLINE
Solutions to TA graded exercises:
Homework 1 (Section 1.1)
Homework 2 (Sections 1.2,1.3)
Homework 3 (Sections 1.4,1.5)
Homework 4 (Section 1.7)
Homework 5 (Section 1.8)
Homework 6 (Section 1.9)
The Midterm will cover sections 1.1-1.9 (1.6 is
The midterm is on Thursday, Oct 3.
to study guide problems
to Practice Midterm
The final will be comprehensive, but
will focus mostly on the sections covered after the midterm.
The final will be held in Heald G3 (auditorium)
on Tuesday, Dec 10, 7-9 PM.
(From Prof. McDonald)
to Last year's final
to Practice Final
-- Due on Thursday, Dec 5.
Sample project report
Software and other Links
MyMath Page (run MATLAB and other packages on-line)
Tutorial from Mathworks page
guide to MATLAB from UBC
Gilbert Strang's Linear Algebra course (MIT Open Courseware)
"Mangle the Coug" - linear
transformations in 2D (by Prof. Hudelson)
Last modified: Mon Dec 16 19:17:22 PST 2013