This page contains specific information for Section 006 and 010 of MATH 2210Q – Linear Algebra. Below you can find the formal course description, information about the instructor, enrollment, the book, homework and quizzes, exams, and policies.
Course Description: MATH 2210Q, Linear Algebra
Description: Systems of equations, matrices, determinants, linear transformations on vector spaces, characteristic values and vectors, from a computational point of view. The course is an introduction to the techniques of linear algebra with elementary applications.
Prerequisites: MATH 1132, 1152, or 2142. Recommended Preparation: a grade of C- or better in MATH 1132. Not open for credit to students who have passed MATH 3210
Enrollment:
The enrollment for MATH 2210Q is handled via a waitlist, so you need to go into https://www.math.uconn.edu/Surveys/WaitingList and write your name in the list for the section you want.
About the Book and Other Resources:
The book for this course is “Linear Algebra & Its Applications“, 4th Edition, David C. Lay.
Other resources:
- Gilbert Strang’s MIT Linear Algebra course. In particular, the video lectures are excellent.
Homework, Quizzes:
Homework will be assigned and collected every week. Homework will be graded for completion. There will be in-class quizzes every other week, and the problems in the quizzes will be heavily based on the homework problems.
Homework:
The homework problems are listed in the outline below.
Quizzes:
Solutions to quizzes will be posted to here.
Exams and Class Grade:
Final Exam Practice – Solutions
Test 1 Practice Questions – Solutions
There will be two in-class midterms and a final exam. Each midterm will cover about 6 weeks of material, while the final will be cumulative. The total grade will be computed as follows:
Homework | 100 | |
Quizzes | 50 | |
Exam 1: (Week 6 – Friday, February 26th) | In class | 100 |
Exam 2: (Week 12 – Friday, April 8th) | In class | 125 |
Final Exam: | TBA | 175 |
TOTAL | 550 |
Course Outline:
Week | Topics | Exercises |
1 | 1.1 Systems of Linear Equations. | pages 10-11, #1,8,13,14,17,20 |
1.2 Row Reduction and Echelon Forms. | pages 21-23, #1,3,7,12,14,20 | |
2 | 1.3 Vector Equations. | pages 32-34, #1,3,6,9,13,14,15,21 |
1.4 The Matrix Equation Ax=b. | pages 40-42: #1,4,7,9,13,19,22 | |
1.5 Solutions Sets of Linear Systems. | pages 47-49: #2,5,11 | |
3 | 1.7 Linear Independence. | pages 60-62, #1,5,8,9,15,20,22 |
1.8 Matrix Operations. | pages 68-70, #1,8,9,13 | |
1.9 The Matrix of a Linear Transformation. | pages 78-79, #1,2,15,20 | |
4 | 2.1 Matrix Operations | pages 100-102: #2,5,7,10 |
2.2 Inverse of a Matrix | pages 109-111: #3,6,29,31,32,33 | |
2.3 Characterizations of Invertible matrices | ||
5 | 2.5 Matrix Factorizations | |
3.1 Introduction to Determinants | pages 167-169: #4,11,15,16,37 | |
3.2 Properties of Determinants | pages 175-176: #4,7,8,21,22 | |
6 | Review and Exam I | |
7 | 4.1 Vector Spaces and Subspaces | pages 195-198: #1,6,7,8,9,11 |
4.2 Null Spaces, Columns Spaces, and Linear Transformations | pages 205-207: #3,11,12,14,17,21,23 | |
4.3 Linearly Independent Sets; Bases | pages 213-215: #3, 4, 9, 13, 15, 16, 19, 23 | |
8 | 4.4 Coordinate Systems | pages 222-224: # 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14 |
4.5 Dimension of a Vector Space | pages 229-231: #1, 4, 9, 11, 17, 18 | |
4.6 Rank | pages 236-238: #1, 2, 5, 6 | |
9 | SPRING BREAK | |
10 | 4.7 Change of Basis | |
5.1 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors | pages 271-273: # 2, 4, 13, 15, 16, 17 | |
5.2 The Characteristic Equation | pages 279-281: # 2, 4, 9, 10, 12 | |
11 | 5.3 Diagonalization | pages 286-287: # 7, 8, 9, 11 |
5.4 Eigenvectors and Linear Transformations | ||
12 | Review and Exam II | |
13 | 6.1 Inner Product, Length and Orthogonality | pages 336-338: #5, 10, 15, 17 |
6.2 Orthogonal Sets | pages 344-346: #1, 2, 9, 11, 14 | |
14 | 6.3 Orthogonal Projections | pages 352-353: #3, 4, 11, 12, 13 |
6.4 Gram-Schmidt Process | pages 358-359: #5, 6, 9, 10 | |
6.5 Least Squares Problems | pages 366-367: #5, 10, 12, 13, 14 | |
15 | Other Topics/Review | |
Final Exam |
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