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.
Updated description
Vectors in nspace, systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, span and linear independence of a set of vectors, matrix algebra, determinants, subspaces of nspace, basis and dimension, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of a matrix, geometry of vectors, projections, orthogonal sets of vectors, symmetric matrices, and applications.
(current, 2014)
Textbook
Spence, Insel, & Friedberg: Elementary Linear Algebra: A Matrix Approach, 2nd Edition , PrenticeHall (ISBN # 9780131871410).
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.
Fall 2014 Schedule
Instructor  Type  Index  Section  Day(s)/ Period 
Time  Room (click for map) 
Campus 
Robinson, Thomas  L  00348  C1  MW4  1:40 PM  3:00 PM  ARC333  BUS 
Wilson, Glen  L  07998  C2  MW5  3:20 PM  4:40 PM  SEC206  BUS 
Chanillo, Sagun  L  04118  01  MTh1  8:40 AM  10:00 AM  SEC202  BUS 
Cramer, Scott  L  05991  02  MTh2  10:20 AM  11:40 AM  SEC203  BUS 
Shtelen, Vladimir  L  04539  03  TF1  8:40 AM  10:00 AM  SEC210  BUS 
Taft, Earl  L  13187  04  TTh6  5:00 PM  6:20 PM  ARC206  BUS 
Taft, Earl  L  04540  05  TTh5  3:20 PM  4:40 PM  ARC204  BUS 
Shtelen, Vladimir  L  04119  06  TF2  10:20 AM  11:40 AM  SEC207  BUS 
Huang, Xiaojun  L  14817  07  MTh1  8:40 AM  10:00 AM  SEC217  BUS 
Russell, Matthew  L  12950  08  TF2  10:20 AM  11:40 AM  TIL105  LIV 
Popa, Alexandra  L  04016  09  MW5  3:20 PM  4:40 PM  BE201  LIV 
Popa, Alexandra  L  03516  10  MW6  5:00 PM  6:20 PM  BRR5073  LIV 
Chung, Sjuvon  L  02432  11  MW7  6:10 PM  7:30 PM  FHB2  CAC 
Corwin, Nathan  L  00349  12  MW8  7:40 PM  9:00 PM  FHB3  CAC 
Rainsford, Augusta  L  16540  13  MTh2  10:20 AM  11:40 AM  BRR5105  LIV 
Rainsford, Augusta  L  19041  14  MTh3  12:00 PM  1:20 PM  BRR5117  LIV 
Sequin, Matthew  L  19042  15  TF3  12:00 PM  1:20 PM  LSHB115  LIV 
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
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