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).
The details of the syllabus and the timing of the midterm exams will vary from section to section. Each section of Math 250 has its own midterm exams and final exam. The final exam times are determined from the class meeting times. The room of the final exam may or may not be the usual lecture room! See the Final Exam schedule or the Math Department main website for updated details about final exams, when this information is available.
Course Materials for the nonMATLAB sections of Math 250
 Suggested syllabus (PDF Format) (plain TeX file)
 Suggested homework problems (PDF Format) (plain TeX file)
Course Materials for Math 250C1, C2, etc.the MATLAB sections
Suggested examination review materials
 Suggested review problems for First Midterm Exam:
problems
brief solutions
 Suggested review problems for Second Midterm Exam:
problems
brief solutions
 Suggested review problems for Final Exam:
problems
brief solutions
Students are expected to follow the Rutgers Standards of Academic Integrity on the assignments, quizzes and exams in the course.
Spring 2016 Schedule
Instructor  Type  Index  Section  Day(s)/ Period 
Time  Room (click for map) 
Campus 
Rainsford, Augusta  L  03431  02  TF2  10:20 AM  11:40 AM  LSHA142  LIV 
Rong, Xiaochun  L  07462  03  MTh1  8:40 AM  10:00 AM  SEC117  BUS 
Nam, Kihun  L  04128  05  MW6  5:00 PM  6:20 PM  TIL264  LIV 
Maridakis, Manousos  L  13770  06  MTh3  12:00 PM  1:20 PM  BRR5085  LIV 
Goonetilleke, Las  L  00302  07  TF1  8:40 AM  10:00 AM  TIL258  LIV 
Qi, Zhi  L  03200  08  TTh6  5:00 PM  6:20 PM  BRR5085  LIV 
Rainsford, Augusta  L  16092  14  TF3  12:00 PM  1:20 PM  TIL264  LIV 
Goonetilleke, Las  L  00301  C1  MW4  1:40 PM  3:00 PM  BRR1095  LIV 
Lepowsky, James  L  00303  C2  MTh2  10:20 AM  11:40 AM  BRR4085  LIV 
Goonetilleke, Las  L  16093  C3  MW5  3:20 PM  4:40 PM  LSHA143  LIV 
Spring 2016 online office hours:
Sample Exams and Video Lectures
Some resources for Linear Algebra and MATLAB (Note: For specific instructions for the MATLAB sections, C1, C2, etc., click the link above for the Math 250C webpage.)
 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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