MA 2071 Linear Algebra C term 2005

Text: David C. Lay, Linear Algebra and its Applications

Professor: F. Dias, 201C Stratton, X5069, E-mail - fdias
Office Hours: MTThF 11-12, or by appointment
Web page:
PLA: Jessica Clark (jclark)

About this Course

The goals of this course are as follows.

Linear algebra is an essential part of the mathematics, science and engineering disciplines. The material in this course will be very important in your future studies.

Course Structure

This course meets four times a week for lectures, where the basic concepts will be introduced. There is also one conference section per week. The PLA is there to facilitate your learning; she is not there to do the homework problems for you.

Material to be covered

Week 1
Linear equations and matrices
Secs. 1.1-1.5
Week 2
More on linear systems, linear transformations
Secs. 1.6-1.9
Week 3
Inverse of a matrix, LU factorization, determinants
Secs. 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.2
Week 4
Vector spaces
Secs. 4.1-4.4
Week 5
More on vector spaces
Secs. 4.5-4.8
Week 6
Eigenvalues and eigenvectors
Secs. 5.1-5.3
Week 7
Complex eigenvalues, iterative estimates for eigenvalues
Secs. 5.4, 5.5, 5.7, 5.8