MAT 211: Introduction to Linear Algebra (Lecture 01)

Fall 2017

Important: This webpage is intended solely to students of MAT 211 Lecture 01. All other students of MAT 211 should contact their own instructor for further information regarding the course.

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Assignment 1    Assignment 2    Assignment 3      Assignment 4      Assignment 5

Assignment 6      Assignment 7      Assignment 8      Assignment 9      Assignment 10

Practice Midterm 1     Answer Keys Practice Midterm 1

Practice Midterm 2     Answer Keys Practice Midterm 2

Problems on subspaces     Solutions

Why are diagonal matrices important?      Notes about isomorphisms      Formulas about base change      Exercises with solutions about diagonalization

Hints for homework 7      Hints for homework 8

Instructor's Contact Details:
Instructor: Dr. Luigi Lombardi
E-mail: luigi.lombardi AT
Office: Math Tower 3-120
Office hours: Monday 2:00-3:00pm in Math Tower 3-120
            Wednesday 2:00pm-3:00pm in MLC
            Thursday 2:30pm-3:30pm in Math Tower 3-120
            or by appointment

Jiahao Hu
Office hours: Wednesday and Thursday 4:30pm - 5:30pm in MLC

Lecture (location and time):
Location: Library E4320
Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00pm - 12:53pm

(Required) Otto Bretscher "Linear Algebra with Applications", 5th or 4th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall
(Optional) Student solutions manual for Linear Algebra with Applications, Otto Bretscher, 5th edition

Course Description:
Introduction to the theory of linear algebra with some interesting applications; vectors, vector spaces, bases and dimension, applications to geometry, linear transformations and rank, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, determinants and inner products. It may not be taken for credit in addition to AMS 210.

Homework will be assigned every week and posted in BlackBoard. Late assignments cannot be accepted. Homework that appears to be copied from someone else will receive a grade of 0 and may result in charges of academic dishonesty.

Midterms and Final Exam:
Midterm 1: October 6th, in class
Midterm 2: November 10th, in class

Final Exam: December 13th, 11:15am - 1:45pm, Room: Engineering 143

Course Grading:
20% Midterm 1
20% Midterm 2
40% Final Exam
20% Homework

Academic Integrity:
Each student must pursue his or her goals honestly and be personally accountable for all submitted work. Representing another person's work as your own is always wrong. Instructors are required to report any suspected instances of academic dishonesty to the Academic Judiciary. For more comprehensive information on academic integrity, including categories of academic dishonesty, see the academic judiciary web site at