MAT 211

Title: Introduction to Linear Algebra

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

Prerequisite: C or higher in AMS 151 or MAT 131 or 141 or coregistration in MAT 126 or level 7 on the mathematics placement examination


Credits: 3


  • Linear Algebra with Applications, by Otto Bretscher (5th edition)
    or Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction 4th Editionby David Poole
    Please check with instructor which book will be used before buying.

Major Topics Covered: 

  • Systems of Linear Equations
  • Gauss Elimination and Row Echelon Form
  • Vectors and Matrices
  • Linear Transformations
  • Matrix Multiplication, Inverse Matrices
  • Image and Kernel of a Linear Transformation
  • Subspaces of $R^n$
  • Linear Independence, Basis, and Dimension
  • Coordinates
  • Inner Product Spaces
  • Projections
  • Orthonormal Bases and Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization
  • Orthogonal Transformations Nad Matrices
  • Determinants
  • Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
  • Diagonalization

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