The course: (Catalog Description) Matrix operations, systems of linear equations, vector spaces, subspaces, bases and linear independence, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of matrices, linear transformations, determinants. Less theoretical than MATH 308. May not be taken for credit by mathematics majors. Only one of MATH 201 or MATH 308 may be taken for credit. Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 124 or MATH 126.
Text: "Introduction to linear algebra" by Gilbert Strang, 3rd edition, Wellesley-Cambridge Press
Note: If you want to use some other edition, you may try AT YOUR OWN risk.
Exams: There will be three midterm exams (in class; tentative dates 9/24, 10/17 and 11/19) and the final exam (12/17, 8:30-11:30 a.m.)
Grades: Your Final Grade in the course will be based on
three midterm exams (1/6 each), the final exam (2/6) and homework/projects/class participation (1/6).
Students with special needs should contact Educational Support Services.
Computers, network etc.: You are required to have access to a computer and the Case network. Most of class related communications will occur over the internet. In particular, it will be assumed that you are checking your e-mail and/or the course web page regularly. There will be in-class demonstrations using MATLAB software. You will be required to use MATLAB for projects and homework. (If by some miracle you know Mathematica, that should also be sufficient for the latter.)