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## Vectors and MatricesMATH 221 FA

This is a course in the algebra of matrices and Euclidean spaces that emphasizes the concrete and geometric. Topics to be developed include: solving systems of linear equations; matrix addition, scalar multiplication, and multiplication, properties of invertible matrices; determinants; elements of the theory of abstract finite dimensional real vector spaces; dimension of vector spaces; and the rank of a matrix. These ideas are used to develop basic ideas of Euclidean geometry and to illustrate the behavior of linear systems. We conclude with a discussion of eigenvalues and the diagonalization of matrices. For a more conceptual treatment of linear algebra, students should enroll in MATH223.

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#### EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS

Two midterm exams, homework assignments, final exam for most sections, various problem sets and occasional quizzes for some sections. Students will take midterm exams at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 10 and Wednesday, Novmber 16.

MATH121, 122 or the high school equivalent is strongly recommended as background, but not required.

COURSE FORMAT: Lecture

#### REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Level: UGRD    Credit: 1    Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM MATH    Grading Mode: Graded

Prerequisites: NONE

#### SECTION 01

Instructor(s): Scowcroft,Philip H.
Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM;     Location: SCIE121;
Reserved Seats:    (Total Limit: 36)
SR. major: X   Jr. major: X
SR. non-major: 2   Jr. non-major: 3   SO: 11   FR: 20

Special Attributes:
Curricular Renewal:    Quantitative Reasoning

#### SECTION 02

Instructor(s): Bonfert-Taylor,Petra
Times: .M.W.F. 09:00AM-09:50AM;     Location: SCIE121;
Reserved Seats:    (Total Limit: 36)
SR. major: X   Jr. major: X
SR. non-major: 2   Jr. non-major: 3   SO: 11   FR: 20

Special Attributes:
Curricular Renewal:    Quantitative Reasoning
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