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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 time allows for 3 test days, each with a review day and 2 review days during Dead Week. The instructor is encouraged to work in applications topics from Chapters 8,9 as time permits.
Chapter & Sections Topics  Lectures (approximately) 

Chapter 1  Vectors and Matrices  6 lectures 
§§1.15; §1.3 (lightly review)  822 to 830 
Chapter 2  Systems of Linear Equations  7 lectures 
§§2.14; §2.3 (cover lightly)  91 to 913 
Chapter 3  Determinants and Eigenvalues  8 lectures 
§3.14, Test 1, §3.3 (cover lightly)  915 to 927 
Chapter 4  Finite Dim'l Vector Spaces  16 lectures 
§§4.17, Test 2; §4.6 (limit to 1 lecture)  929 to 1025 
Chapter 5  Linear Transformations  15 lectures 
§5.16, Test 3;  1027 to 1117 
Chapter 6  Orthogonality  7 lectures 
§§6.13, optional applications in §§8,9  1118 to 126 
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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