Develop an understanding of vector spaces, systems of linear equations, matrix algebra and linear transformations.
This course is an introduction to finite dimensional linear algebra. After successful completion of this course, the student should be able to calculate and explain all the major theorems and results of standard undergraduate linear algebra.
The topics covered include matrices, linear transformations, change of basis, eigenvalues, canonical forms, quadratic forms, and applications. This should prepare both teachers and students for further study or instruction in linear algebra.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirement Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Homework Assignments (15)
The student will complete assignments within WebAssign. The student will be allowed 6 attempts to answer each question. A score of 70% must be obtained to go on to the next assignment, quiz, or exam for that module.
Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned modules. Each quiz will be open notes/open book and be completed in WebAssign. The student will have 2 attempts at each quiz.
The student will complete three exams during the course. Each exam will be 2 hours, open notes/open book, and will cover 2 modules of material. Exams 1 and 3 will be written exams. Students will download the exam, complete it on paper, and then upload their results in Canvas. Exam 2 will be taken in WebAssign. Written work for exam 3 must be submitted in Canvas immediately after completing the exam in WebAssign and before the due date/time. Exams on Canvas submitted without accompanying written work will not be accepted. There is only one attempt for exams.
The cumulative Final Exam will be completed using WebAssign software. The exam will be 2 hours and 30 minutes, open notes/open book, and must be completed in a single sitting. Written work for the final exam must be submitted in Canvas immediately after completing the test in WebAssign. There is only one attempt for the final exam.