This schedule is designed to give you an overview of the material to be covered and is tentative in nature. This page will be updated throughout the semester to reflect the actual progress in class.

The chapter and section numbers refer to the text, David C. Lay, Linear Algebra and Its Applications, third edition, Addison-Wesley, 2003.

Class | Date | Main Topic | Homework and Notes | |

1 | We 08/31 | 1.1 Systems of Linear Equations | ||

2 | Fr 09/02 | 1.2 Row Reduction and Echelon Form | ||

Mo 09/05 | Labor Day | |||

3 | We 09/07 | 1.2 Row Reduction and Echelon Form | HW 0 due: see handout | |

4 | Fr 09/09 | 1.3 Vector Equations | ||

5 | Mo 09/12 | 1.3 Vector Equations | HW 1 due: Sec. 1.1, 1.2 | |

6 | We 09/14 | 1.4 The Matrix Equation A x = b
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7 | Fr 09/16 | 1.5 Solution Sets of Linear Systems | ||

8 | Mo 09/19 | 1.7 Linear Independence | HW 2 due: Sec. 1.3, 1.4 | |

9 | We 09/21 | 1.7 Linear Independence | ||

10 | Fr 09/23 | 1.8 Introduction to Linear Transformations | ||

11 | Mo 09/26 | 1.9 The Matrix of a Linear Transformation | HW 3 due: Sec. 1.5, 1.7 | |

12 | We 09/28 | 2.1 Matrix Operations | Last day to drop (without a "W")
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13 | Fr 09/30 | 2.1 Matrix Operations | ||

14 | Mo 10/03 | 2.2 The Inverse of a Matrix | HW 4 due: Sec. 1.8, 1.9, 2.1 | |

15 | We 10/05 | 2.3 Characterizations of Invertible Matrices | ||

16 | Fr 10/07 | Test 1 (Chapter 1 and Section 2.1)
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17 | Mo 10/10 | 4.1 Vector Spaces and Subspaces | HW 5 due: Sec. 2.2, 2.3 | |

18 | We 10/12 | 4.2 Null and Column Spaces | ||

19 | Fr 10/14 | 2.7 Applications to Computer Graphics | ||

20 | Mo 10/17 | 4.3 Linearly Independent Sets; Bases | HW 6 due: Sec. 4.1, 4.2 | |

21 | We 10/19 | 4.4 Coordinate Systems | ||

22 | Fr 10/21 | Examples of Vector Spaces | ||

23 | Mo 10/24 | 4.5 The Dimension of a Vector Space | HW 7 due: Sec. 4.3, 4.4 | |

24 | We 10/26 | 4.6 Rank | ||

25 | Fr 10/28 | 3.1 Introduction to Determinants | ||

26 | Mo 10/31 | 3.2 Properties of Determinants | HW 8 due: Sec. 4.5, 4.6 | |

27 | We 11/02 | 3.2 Properties of Determinants | ||

28 | Fr 11/04 | Test 2 (Chapters 2 and 4)
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29 | Mo 11/07 | 5.1 Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues | HW 9 due: Sec. 3.1, 3.2 | |

30 | We 11/09 | 5.2 The Characteristic Equation | Last day to drop ("W" on transcript)
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31 | Fr 11/11 | 5.3 Diagonalization | ||

32 | Mo 11/14 | 5.3 Diagonalization | HW 10 due: Sec. 5.1, 5.2 | |

33 | We 11/16 | 5.3 Diagonalization | ||

34 | Fr 11/18 | 6.1 Inner Product, Length, and Orthogonality | ||

35 | Mo 11/21 | 6.2 Orthogonal Sets | HW 11 due: Sec. 5.3, 6.1 | |

36 | We 11/23 | 3.3 Cramer's Rule, Volume, Transformations | ||

Fr 11/25 | Thanksgiving break | |||

37 | Mo 11/28 | 7.1 Diagonalization of Symmetric Matrices | HW 12 due: Sec. 6.2, 7.1 | |

38 | We 11/30 | 7.2 Quadratic Forms | ||

39 | Fr 12/02 | Test 3 (Sections 3.1-3.2, 5.1-5.3, 6.1-6.2, 7.1)
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40 | Mo 12/05 | 6.3 Orthogonal Projections | ||

41 | We 12/07 | 6.4 The Gram-Schmidt Process | ||

42 | Fr 12/09 | 6.5 Least-Squares Problems | HW 13 due: Sec. 7.2, 6.3, 6.4 | |

43 | Mo 12/12 | 6.6 Applications to Linear Models | ||

Fr 12/16 | 01:00-03:00 Final Exam | Note the date and time!
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