Lectures: Bagley 154, MWF 12:30-1:20
TA Sections: Mary Gates Hall 271, Tuesdays at 1:30 (PA), 2:30 (PB), 3:30 (PC)
Course Content: Math 308 is an introductory course in linear algebra intended for students in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences. Topics will include systems of linear equations, vectors in Euclidean space, matrices, subspaces, determinants, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and applications.
This course will probably be unlike other math courses you have had before. It involves some abstract reasoning and logical arguments to justify answers in addition to computational methods. It is particularly important to focus on learning the vocabulary and how to use it correctly. Many of the ideas can be interpreted geometrically which helps develop intuition. The subject has applications in many different areas which we will also explore.
Text: Linear Algebra with Applications, Second Edition, by Jeffrey Holt
Videos: These YouTube videos by 3Blue1Brown are an excellent resource for understanding the geometry behind many of the concepts we will learn in this class. Links to the relevant videos will be posted in the weekly assignments.
Homework: There will be two kinds of homework assignments:
Exams: There will be be two midterm exams and a final exam:
Grading: Your grade will be based on a total obtained as follows:
|Conceptual Problems Homework||10%|
Department of Mathematics Math 308 webpage contains more Conceptual Problems and an archive of old exams.
Includes everything we covered in Chapters 1 and 2
Includes everything we covered in Chapters 3,4,5
It will cover the entire course.
Class on Friday, March 15 will consist of a review.
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