The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to linear algebra, a branch of mathematics dealing with matrices and vector spaces. This course describes the use of linear algebra as a compilation of diverse, but interrelated ideas that provide a way of analyzing and solving problems in many applied fields. Linear algebra has three sides: computational techniques, concepts, and applications. One of the goals of this course is to help you master all facets of the subject and see the interplay among them. The material presented in this course involves theorems, proofs, formulas, and computations of various kinds.
Define linear transformations, the geometry of linear operators, and the invertibility of linear transformations.
Describe matrices as transformations.
Apply kernel and range to linear transformations.
General Vector Spaces
Define vector spaces and subspaces.
Analyze the relationship of linear independence and vector spaces.
Systems of Linear Equations
Apply linear systems.
Solve linear systems by row reduction.
Explain systems of linear equations.
Matrices and Matrix Algebra
Describe operations on matrices.
Demonstrate inverses of matrices.
Perform matrix factorizations.
Explain geometry and algebra of vectors.
Identify dot products.
Describe vector equations of lines and planes.
Explain the properties of determinants.
Apply Cramer’s rule in calculating determinants.
Identify eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
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