General Information (Catalog listing)
01:640:250 INTRODUCTORY LINEAR ALGEBRA (3)
Prerequisite: CALC2 or 01:640:136 or 138.
Systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, matrices and determinants, vectors in two and threedimensional Euclidean space, vector spaces, introduction to eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Possible additional topics: systems of linear inequalities and systems of differential equations.
Textbook
Spence, Insel, & Friedberg: Elementary Linear Algebra: A Matrix Approach, 2nd Edition , PrenticeHall (ISBN # 9780131871410).
The authors of the textbook also have a companion web site
containing supplementary material, including multiple choice tests
covering the topics in the course. Students can take these tests
online and see the graded results of each test immediately.
Course Materials
 suggested syllabus (PDF Format) (plain TeX file)
 suggested homework problems (PDF Format) (plain TeX file)
 Information about Math 250C (MATLAB sections)
 The details and pace of the syllabus and the timing of the midterm exams will vary from section to section. Each section has its own midterm and final exams. The final exam times are determined from the class meeting hour. See Final exam schedule for details.
Spring 2014 Schedule
Instructor  Type  Index  Section  Day(s)/ Period 
Time  Room (click for map) 
Campus 
Goodman, Roe  L  00337  C1  MW4  1:40 PM  3:00 PM  SEC207  BUS 
Samkoff, Aron  L  07983  C2  MW5  3:20 PM  4:40 PM  ARC105  BUS 
Chung, Sjuvon  L  07753  01  MW4  1:10 PM  2:30 PM  HHB2  CAC 
Coulson, Bud  L  03736  02  TF2  9:50 AM  11:10 AM  MU212  CAC 
Sussmann, Hector  L  08560  03  TTh4  1:40 PM  3:00 PM  SEC202  BUS 
Rainsford, Augusta  L  04912  04  TF3  12:00 PM  1:20 PM  SEC211  BUS 
Lynd, Justin  L  04517  05  MW6  5:00 PM  6:20 PM  SEC216  BUS 
Wilson, Glen  L  19427  06  MTh3  12:00 PM  1:20 PM  TIL246  LIV 
Taft, Earl  L  00338  07  TTh5  3:20 PM  4:40 PM  SEC207  BUS 
Lyons, Richard  L  03488  08  TTh6  5:00 PM  6:20 PM  SEC217  BUS 
Garnett, Brian  L  05247  09  TF3  12:00 PM  1:20 PM  HLL009  BUS 
Lynd, Justin  L  15680  10  MW5  3:20 PM  4:40 PM  ARC204  BUS 
Robinson, Thomas  L  00339  11  MTh2  10:20 AM  11:40 AM  BE011  LIV 
Taft, Earl  L  14080  12  TTh4  1:40 PM  3:00 PM  SEC207  BUS 
Mehta, Nishali  L  00340  13  MW5  3:55 PM  5:15 PM  HCK202  C/D 
Robinson, Thomas  L  03487  15  MW8  7:40 PM  9:00 PM  FHB2  CAC 
Matlab Assignments for Math 250C
 Lab 1: Matrix and Vector Computations in MATLAB
 Lab 2: Linear Equations and Matrix Algebra
 Lab 3: LU Decomposition and Determinants
 Lab 4: General Solution to Ax = b
 Lab 5: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
 Lab 6: Orthonormal Bases, Orthogonal Projections, and Least Squares
Sample Exams and Video Lectures
Linear Algebra and MATLAB
 MATLAB Tutorial (from M.I.T.)
 MATLAB Teaching Codes: directory and files zip file

ATLAST Project Home Page
 Other Web Resources for MATLAB
Back to Math Department Main Course Page
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