Scott Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MATH 317. Theory of Linear Algebra.
(4-0) 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.
Andrilli and Hecker
Elementary Linear Algebra
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 1-6 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 4-6 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|
| §§1.1-5; |
§1.3 (optional/lightly review)
|1-8 to 1-16|
|Chapter 2 - Systems of Linear Equations||7 lectures|
§2.3 (cover lightly)
|1-18 to 1-29|
|Chapter 3 - Determinants and Eigenvalues||8 lectures|
| §3.1-4, Test 1, |
§3.3 (cover lightly)
|1-30 to 2-12|
|Chapter 4 - Finite Dim'l Vector Spaces||16 lectures|
|§§4.1-7, Test 2; |
§4.6 (limit to 1 lecture)
|2-13 to 3-19|
|Chapter 5 - Linear Transformations||15 lectures|
|§5.1-6, Test 3;||3-22 to 4-16|
|Chapter 6 - Orthogonality||7 lectures|
|§§6.1-3, optional applications in §§8,9 ||4-17 to 4-27|
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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