Nandor Sieben
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MAT 316 Linear Algebra

### Tests:

Test dates are going to be here.

No electronic devices are allowed except basic (not scientific) calculators.
A question on a test may ask you to state a definition
or a theorem, to find an example or a counterexample, to do a computation,
to prove a statement. You need to show your work.

Test Etiquette
Test 1 Monday 9/23

Sections 1-7 of the Summary Sheet, Chapters 1,2 of the Lecture Notes (except 2.6, 2.13, 2.14).

Test 2 Wednesday 10/23

Sections 8-12 of the summary sheet Chapter 3 of the Lecture Notes

vector spaces, subspaces, span, linear independence, basis, row column and null spaces, coordinates, change of basis.

Test 3 due on Monday 12/2 at the beginning of class. Available on Bblearn on Friday afternoon 11/29

Sections 4.1 - 5.4 of the Lecture Notes

linear transformations, kernel, image, matrix representation, similarity, eigenvectors, diagonalization, dot product,
orthogonal complement, orthogonal projection, Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization

### Text book:

The official text book is
"David Lay, Linear Algebra and its applications". No homework is
going to be assigned from this text.
Lecture notes are available at
BbLearn. BbLearn opens on the first day of school.

Latest version of the summary sheet.

Some free online text books:

Paul Dawkins
,
pdf

Jim Hefferon

Keith Matthews

Rob Beezer

David Austin

MIT Open Courseware (video lectures)

Syllabus

Grades

### Homework:

Webwork

Our department computer lab is in AMB 222. Computers are also available in our resource room AMB 137.

Free on campus tutoring

Linear Algebra Toolkit
Matrix multiplier

Links:

Problem of the week

FAMUS

Online function grapher.

Maxima, a free computer algebra system.

Graphcalc, a free graphing calculator

LyX a word processor for writing mathematics

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