Math 207: Matrices and Linear Algebra

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Catalog Description

MATH 207. Matrices and Linear Algebra.
(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: 2 semesters of calculus
Systems of linear equations, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, orthogonality, least-squares methods, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Emphasis on methods and techniques. Only one of MATH 207 and MATH 317 may be counted toward graduation.


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Linear Algebra, 5th Edition
ISBN: 978-0321982384


Chapter and Section references are to Lay, Linear Algebra 5th ed.

Times are suggested based on a 15-week semester of 44 class meetings, allowing for three unit exams, and two weeks worth of classes for review and exams.

Chapter & Sections Weeks
Chapters 1 and 2 4
Sec 1.1-1.9, 2.1-2.6, 2.8, 2.9  
Chapters 3 and 4 4
Sec 3.1-3.3, 4.1-4.7  
Chapters 5 and 6 4
Sec 5.1-5.5, 6.1-6.6  
Chapter 7 1
Sec 7.1, 7.2, 7.4  

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