History and philosophy of the courseThis course is offered twice a year in the Summer and Fall terms. In the regular Fall semester, there is time to include computer work using Matlab. The pace of the summer course has not allowed this feature to be included in that format. Samples of both forms of the course are available. Information about a current course is later in this page. Both formats have used the same textbook for several years.
The text for the course is:
Gilbert Strang, Linear Algebra and its Applications,
Thomson--Brooks/Cole, fourth edition (2006), (ISBN 0-03-010567-6).
Note: Students should get the new fourth edition of Strang's book rather than the old third edition. The syllabus and homework assignments refer to the fourth edition. There is also an International Edition in which the exercise numbers have been changed. In the course syllabus the exercise numbers refer to the USA edition.
- Linear Algebra and Applications 642:550 Fall 2012
Previous semester resources
- Linear Algebra and Applications 642:550 Fall 2011
- Linear Algebra and Applications 642:550 Fall 2010
- Linear Algebra and Applications 642:550 Fall 2009
- Linear Algebra and Applications 642:550 Summer 2009
- Linear Algebra and Applications 642:550 Fall 2008
- Linear Algebra and Applications 642:550 Summer 2008
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