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

Spring 2017 Schedule

InstructorType Index Section Day(s)/
Time Room
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Garnett, Brian L 03269 02 TF2 10:20 AM - 11:40 AM LSH-A142 LIV
Laugwitz, Robert Uwe L 06803 03 MTh1 8:40 AM - 10:00 AM SEC-117 BUS
Xiao, Ling L 03798 05 MW6 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM TIL-264 LIV
Garnett, Brian L 12298 06 MTh3 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM BRR-5085 LIV
Russell, Matthew L 00285 07 TF1 8:40 AM - 10:00 AM TIL-258 LIV
Rainsford, Augusta L 03049 08 TTh6 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM BRR-5085 LIV
Russell, Matthew L 13765 14 TF3 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM TIL-264 LIV
Goonetilleke, Lasantha L 00284 C1 MW4 1:40 PM - 3:00 PM BRR-1095 LIV
Guadagni, Joseph L 00286 C2 MTh2 9:50 AM - 11:10 AM AB-4225 CAC
Goonetilleke, Lasantha L 13766 C3 MW5 3:20 PM - 4:40 PM LSH-A143 LIV

Another resource for 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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