History and philosophy of the course
This course is offered once a year in the Fall term. Formerly it was also offered in the Summer term, but there has not been sufficient demand for the Summer version in recent years. In the regular Fall semester, there is time to include computer work using Matlab. The pace of the summer course did not allow this feature. Information about both forms of the course are given below. Both have used the same textbook, together with supplementary notes prepared by the lecturers.
Textbook
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.
Current Semester
- Linear Algebra and Applications 642:550 Fall 2015
Previous semester resources
- Linear Algebra and Applications 642:550 Fall 2013
- Linear Algebra and Applications 642:550 Fall 2012
- 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
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