Math 211 - Introduction to Linear Algebra (Spring 2018)

Instructor: Ben McMillan
Email: bmcmillan@math.stonybrook.edu
Locataion: MW 2:00pm--3:50pm in Library E4330

Course Information:

The course syllabus is here. Some critical points:

Schedule and Homework:

The following is a tentative schedule for the course. As homework is assigned it will be posted here. You are encouraged to work with others, but please make sure to write up solutions in your own words (this will help you on the exams!).

Unless stated otherwise, the homework is from the corresponding section of the book.

All of the problems assigned in week n are due at the beginning of lecture on the Wednesday of week n+1.

Week Date Topic(s) Covered Reading Homework
1 1/22Linear Systems of EquationsChapter 1.11, 7, 8, 11, 17, 21
1/24Gauss-Jordan Elimination1.21, 2, 5, 18, 22, 30, 31
2 1/29Counts of solutions and matrix algebra1.31, 2, 4, 9, 10, 14
1/31Matrix Algebra1.316, 17, 22, 30, 34, 55
3 2/5Linear Transformations2.11, 2, 3, 5, 6, 33, 42
2/7Linear Geometry2.23, 16, 29, 33, 53
4 2/12Linear Composition is matrix multiplication2.31, 2, 10, 11, 13, 40, 65
2/14Linear Inverses2.416, 18, 21, 23, 41
5 2/19Linear Inverses Continued2.42, 3, 5, 34, 43, 82, 83
2/21Image and Kernel of linear functions3.11, 4, 14, 17, 19, 25, 49
6 2/26Linear Independence, bases3.2.
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