Math 130 Linear Algebra

Fall 2015
Professors R. Broker and D. Joyce
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Clark University

Clark University

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General information


We won’t cover all of the topics listed below at the same depth. Some topics are fundamental and we’ll cover them in detail; others indicate further directions of study in linear algebra and we’ll treat them as surveys. Besides those topics listed below, we will discuss some applications of linear algebra to other parts of mathematics and statistics and to physical and social sciences.

Matrices and vectors Systems of linear equations Matrix inversion and determinants Rank, range and linear equations Vector spaces Linear independence, bases and dimension Linear transformations and change of basis Diagonalisation Applications of diagonalisation Inner products and orthogonality Orthogonal diagonalisation and its applications Direct sums and projections Complex matrices and vector spaces

Class notes, quizzes, tests, homework assignments

To be filled in as the course progresses.

Some old linear algebra tests

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