Mathematics Department - Math 250 - Introductory Linear Algebra

Math 250 - Introductory Linear Algebra

General Information (Catalog listing)

Prerequisite: CALC2 or 01:640:136 or 138.
Systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, matrices and determinants, vectors in two- and three-dimensional 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 n-space, systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, span and linear independence of a set of vectors, matrix algebra, determinants, subspaces of n-space, basis and dimension, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of a matrix, geometry of vectors, projections, orthogonal sets of vectors, symmetric matrices, and applications.
(current, 2014)


Spence, Insel, & Friedberg: Elementary Linear Algebra: A Matrix Approach, 2nd Edition , Prentice-Hall   (ISBN # 978-0-13-187141-0).

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 all sections of Math 250

Course materials for Math 250C1, C2, etc.---the MATLAB sections

Suggested examination review materials for all sections of Math 250

Students are expected to follow the Rutgers Standards of Academic Integrity on the assignments, quizzes and exams in the course.

Schedule Archives

Fall 2016 Schedule

InstructorType Index Section Day(s)/
Time Room
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Laugwitz, Robert Uwe L 03727 01 MTh1 8:40 AM - 10:00 AM SEC-210 BUS
Qi, Zhi L 05269 02 MTh2 10:20 AM - 11:40 AM TIL-258 LIV
Shtelen, Vladimir L 04060 03 TF1 8:40 AM - 10:00 AM SEC-210 BUS
Goonetilleke, Lasantha L 04061 05 TTh5 3:20 PM - 4:40 PM PH-111 BUS
Shtelen, Vladimir L 03728 06 TF2 10:20 AM - 11:40 AM SEC-210 BUS
Bahri-Nunziante, Diana L 03639 09 MW7 6:40 PM - 8:00 PM LSH-A143 LIV
Bahri-Nunziante, Diana L 03208 10 MW6 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM BRR-4085 LIV
Coulson, Bud L 13797 15 TF3 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM BRR-3085 LIV
Goonetilleke, Lasantha L 00321 C1 TF2 10:55 AM - 12:15 PM LOR-020 C/D
Garnett, Brian L 06939 C2 MW5 3:20 PM - 4:40 PM TIL-257 LIV
Goonetilleke, Lasantha L 19708 C3 TF3 12:35 PM - 1:55 PM HSB-106 C/D

Spring 2016 online office hours:

Sample Exams and Video Lectures

Some resources for Linear Algebra and MATLAB (Note: For the MATLAB assignments for the MATLAB Sections, C1, C2, etc., click the link above for the Math 250C webpage.)

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