MATH 221
Spring 2013
 Section:
01

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. 
Credit: 1 
Gen Ed Area Dept:
NSM MATH 
Course Format: Lecture  Grading Mode: Graded 
Level: UGRD 
Prerequisites: None 

Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ASTR)(CADS)(COMP)(DATAMN)(MATH)(MB&B)(NS&B)(PHYS) 

Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available 
SECTION 01 
Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
 Examination and Assignments: Two midterm exams and a final exam. Weekly problem sets. 
Additional Requirements and/or Comments: MATH122 or AP Calculus BC with a score of 4 or 5 strongly recommended as background, but not required. Students may not get credit for more than one of MATH221 and MATH223. 
Instructor(s): Constantine,David A. Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM10:50AM; Location: TBA 
Total Enrollment Limit: 40   SR major: 0  JR major: 0   
Seats Available: 1  GRAD: X  SR nonmajor: 1  JR nonmajor: 1  SO: 18  FR: 20 
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