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.
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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
|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. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 18||FR: 20|
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