This is a course in the algebra of matrices and Euclidean spaces that emphasizes the concrete and geometric. Topics to be developed include: solving systems of linear equations; matrix addition, scalar multiplication, and multiplication, properties of invertible matrices; determinants; elements of the theory of abstract finite dimensional real vector spaces; dimension of vector spaces; and the rank of a matrix. These ideas are used to develop basic ideas of Euclidean geometry and to illustrate the behavior of linear systems. We conclude with a discussion of eigenvalues and the diagonalization of matrices. For a more conceptual treatment of linear algebra, students should enroll in MATH223.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ASTR)(CADS)(COMP)(DATA-MN)(MATH)(MB&B)(NS&B)(PHYS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
To be announced.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
MATH121, 122 or the high school equivalent is strongly recommended as background, but not required.
|Instructor(s): Davis,Daniel G. Times: .M.W.F. 11:00AM-11:50AM; Location: SCIE139; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 36||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 11||FR: 20|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore|
Same as Section 01 Above
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: Same as Section 01 Above|
|Instructor(s): Zoble,Stuart Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: SCIE109; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 36||SR major: X||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 11||FR: 20|