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Catalog Description
MATH 317. Theory of Linear Algebra.
(40) Cr. 4. F.S.SS. Credit or enrollment in MATH 201
Systems of linear equations, determinants, vector spaces, inner product spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
Emphasis on writing proofs and results. Only one of MATH 207 and MATH 317 may be counted toward graduation.
Textbook
Andrilli and Hecker
Elementary Linear Algebra
5th Edition
ISBN: 9780128008539
Syllabus
Suggested lecture timetable includes 3 test days (included with each of Chapters 3, 4 and 5), each with a review day and 2 review days during Dead Week. Chapters 16 are organized in a sequential fashion, and the timetable below is based on coverage of the sections in sequential order. However the instructor is encouraged to introduce central concepts from Chapters 46 ahead of time, and adjust the timetable accordingly. Chapter 7 and applications topics from Chapters 8,9 can optionally be covered as time permits.
Chapter & Sections Topics  Lectures (approximately) 

Chapter 1  Vectors and Matrices  6 lectures 
§§1.15; §1.3 (optional/lightly review)  18 to 116 
Chapter 2  Systems of Linear Equations  7 lectures 
§§2.14; §2.3 (cover lightly)  118 to 129 
Chapter 3  Determinants and Eigenvalues  8 lectures 
§3.14, Test 1, §3.3 (cover lightly)  130 to 212 
Chapter 4  Finite Dim'l Vector Spaces  16 lectures 
§§4.17, Test 2; §4.6 (limit to 1 lecture)  213 to 319 
Chapter 5  Linear Transformations  15 lectures 
§5.16, Test 3;  322 to 416 
Chapter 6  Orthogonality  7 lectures 
§§6.13, optional applications in §§8,9  417 to 427 
Objectives for Math 317
Be able to:

Be able to prove simple theorems on fundamental properties of linear algebra. These could include the following.

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