Math 221 - Introduction to Linear Algebra

Fall 2005 - Matthias K. Gobbert

Section 0101 - Schedule Number 4040

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Basic Information


Practically, Linear Algebra deals with problems that are posed in terms of matrices, which are rectangular arrays of numbers. Typical problems include systems of linear equations and eigenvalue/eigenvector problems. Linear Algebra is used in just about any scientific field, for instance, economics, engineering, statistics, and, of course, mathematics itself.

This course will develop both a proficiency with calculation techniques and with the underlying abstract concepts and their use to solve problems. This approach reflects the fact that it is not just the calculation techniques that are used in the application areas, but many fundamental theoretical results and indeed the language of Linear Algebra itself are ubiquitous.

Other Information

UMBC Academic Integrity Policy

By enrolling in this course, each student assumes the responsibilities of an active participant in UMBC's scholarly community in which everyone's academic work and behavior are held to the highest standards of honesty. Cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and helping others to commit these acts are all forms of academic dishonesty, and they are wrong. Academic misconduct could result in disciplinary action that may include, but is not limited to, suspension or dismissal. To read the full Student Academic Conduct Policy, consult the UMBC Student Handbook, the Faculty Handbook, the UMBC Policies section of the UMBC Directory for undergraduate students, or the Graduate School website for graduate students.

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