Math 221 - Introduction to Linear Algebra

Spring 2008 - Matthias K. Gobbert

Section 0101 - Schedule Number 4031

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Basic Information

Course Description

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. The course also introduces the concepts and properties of vector spaces to demonstrate the rationale and power of mathematical abstraction. 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 the terminology and calculation techniques of Linear Algebra and with the underlying concepts and their use to solve problems. This approach reflects the fact that it is both the calculation techniques and the fundamental concepts, including the language of Linear Algebra itself, that are ubiquitous in the application areas.

Learning Goals

By the end of this course, you should:

Course Details

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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 Integrity webpage, or the Graduate School website

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