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Elementary Linear Algebra -- Spring 2019

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MTH 329 – Elementary Linear Algebra. Systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and applications. PR: ACT Math 27 or MTH132 or MTH229 or IST131. 3 Credit Hours

  • Time and Place: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MWF at 511 Smith Hall.
  • Instructor: Peter Saveliev (call me Peter).
  • Office: Smith Hall 713.
  • Office Hours: MWF 2:00, or by appointment.
  • Office Phone: x4639.
  • E-mail: saveliev@marshall.edu.
  • Class Web-Page: math03.com.
  • Prerequisites: excellent algebra skills, working knowledge of basic Euclidean geometry, good understanding of functions, precalculus -- same as for Calculus I.
  • Text: the lecture notes.
  • Outcomes: the student will learn vector algebra and matrix algebra and how to apply them.
  • Computer Restrictions: graphic calculator TI-83 or TI-83+.
  • Activities: the student will practice each outcome via the homework given in the textbook and online.
  • Evaluation: the student achievement of each outcome will be assessed via in-class quizzes, online quizzes (webwork.marshall.edu), and in-class tests.
  • Grade Breakdown:
    • participation: $20\%$,
    • quizzes: $30\%$,
    • midterm: $20\%$,
    • final exam: $30\% $;

i.e., the total score is the following weighted average of the five scores: $$\text{TOTAL }= .20 \times P + .30\times Q + .20\times M + .30\times F.$$


Lecture notes

  • Chapter 2, sections: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16;
  • Chapter 3, sections: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12 (start);
  • Chapter 4, sections: 1, 11, 12, 13 (start), 14;
  • Chapter 13, sections: 10;
  • Chapter 14, sections: 2 (1/2), 3 (1/2);
  • Chapter 16, sections: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (1/2), 13;
  • Chapter 18, sections: 1, 2;
  • Chapter 23, sections: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8?, 10?, 11?, 13?, 14?.

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