Objectives
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Day and Date  Topic  Homework 
Thurs Aug 27  Introduction and 1.1Systems of Linear Equations  
Tues Sept 1  1.2Row Reduction and Echelon Forms  
Thurs Sept 3  1.3Vector Equations  Due HW1: Sec.1.1 #3,7,13,16,17,23,24,25,27,31 
Tues Sept 8  1.4The Matrix Equation Ax=b  
Thurs Sep 10  1.5Solution Sets of Linear Systems 
Due HW2: Ask Matlab: Why? (i.e. find a computer with Matlab installed, launch Matlab, at the prompt enter why, and press return.) Record Matlab's answer. Does repeated querying yield insight? Sec 1.2 #2,6,13,15,19,21,22,27,29,31 
Tues Sept 15  1.7Linear Independence  
Thurs Sept 17  1.8Introduction to Linear Transformations  Due HW3: 
Tues Sept 22  1.9The Matrix of a Linear Transformation  
Thurs Sept 24  2.1Matrix Operations  Due HW4: 
Tues Sept 29  Exam #1  
Thurs Oct 1  2.2The Inverse of a Matrix  
Tues Oct 6  2.3Characterizations of Invertible Matrices 4.1Vector Spaces and Subspaces 

Thurs Oct 8  4.2Null Spaces, Column Spaces, and Linear Transformations  Due HW5: 
Tues Oct 13  4.3Linearly Independent Sets; Bases 4.4Coordinate Systems 

Thurs Oct 15  4.5The Dimension of a Vector Space 4.6Rank 
Due HW6: 
Tues Oct 20  3.1Introduction to Determinants  
Thurs Oct 22  3.2Properties of Determinants  Due HW7: 
Tues Oct 27  Exam #2  
Thurs Oct 29  5.1Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues  Due HW8: 
Tues Nov 3  5.2Characteristic Equation  
Thurs Nov 5  5.3Diagonalization  Due HW9: 
Tues Nov 17  6.3Orthogonal Projections  
Thurs Nov 19  6.5Least Squares  Due HW11: 
Tues Nov 24  6.6Application of Least Squares  
Thurs Nov 26  Thanksgiving Break  
Tues Dec 1  Due HW12: 

Thurs Dec 3  Exam #3  
Tues Dec 8  RECAP  
Thurs Dec 10  Reading day  
Tues Dec 15  FINAL EXAM 10:3012:30 MP 101 