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## Vectors and MatricesMATH 221 SP

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

Students will take midterm exams at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, and Wednesday, April 13.

MATH122 strongly recommended as background, but not required. Students may not get credit for more than one of MATH221 and MATH223.

COURSE FORMAT: Lecture

#### REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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

Prerequisites: NONE

#### SECTION 01

Instructor(s): Miller,Daniel Jeffrey
Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM;     Location: SCIE109;
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): Linton,Fred E.J.
Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM;     Location: SCIE141;
Reserved Seats:    (Total Limit: 36)
SR. major: X   Jr. major: X
SR. non-major: 2   Jr. non-major: 2   SO: 10   FR: 22

Special Attributes:
Curricular Renewal:    Quantitative Reasoning
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