Fall 2008

Linear Algebra

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-21


David A. Cox (Section 01)


The study of vector spaces over the real and complex numbers, introducing the concepts of subspace, linear independence, basis, and dimension; systems of linear equations and their solution by Gaussian elimination; matrix operations; linear transformations and their representations by matrices; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; and inner product spaces. Special attention will be paid to the theoretical development of the subject. Four class meetings per week. This course and Mathematics 22 may not both be taken for credit. Requisite: Mathematics 12 or consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Professor Cox.