This is a first course in linear algebra. It is truly surprising how ubiquitous linear algebra is throughout math and sciences: from cryptography to graph theory, from machine learning to research mathematics. Whether you are an aspiring computer scientist, mathematician, physicist, biologist or engineer, the techniques we will learn in this class are a fundamental component of your studies. Topics include solving linear systems of equations, span and linear independence of vectors, linear transformations, inverses, subspaces, change of basis, the determinant function, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and diagonalization.
Instructor: Josh Southerland
Office Hours: TBD
Office: Padelford (PDL), C-552
Contact: j s o u t h e r AT u w . e d u
Additional help is available outside of class and office hours at CLUE. Visit their website to find out more about drop-in hours and dedicated M308 days.
Homework & Webassign
For homework, you will need to use Webassign. Professor Taggart how generously typed up instructions for how to use Webassign. You can find them here. When you log into Webassign, use this link (or google "uw Webassign" to get this page).
Midterm 1: Friday, January 31
Midterm 2: Friday, February 21
Final Exam: Monday, March 16
Exam Archives & Concept Checklists
- Chapter 1 Conceptual Problems
- Chapter 2 Conceptual Problems
- Chapter 2 Videos: Vectors, Span and Linear Independence
- Cross Product Review (Loveless)
- Scalar Equation of a Plane
|Jan 6||Lecture: 1.1||Lecture: 1.1, 1.2||Lecture: 1.2|
|Jan 13||Lecture: 1.2, 2.1||HW: 1.1, 1.2||Lecture: 2.1||Lecture: 2.2|
|Jan 20||Holiday||HW: 2.1||Lecture: 2.3||HW: 2.2, 2.3(Sun)||Lecture: 2.3|
|Jan 27||Lecture: 3.1||Review (TBD)||Lecture: 3.1, 3.2||Review (TBD)||Midterm 1|
|Feb 3||Lecture: 3.2||HW: 3.1||Lecture: 3.2, 3.3||HW: 3.2||Lecture: 3.3|
|Feb 10||Lecture: 4.1||HW: 3.3||Lecture: 4.2||HW: 4.1, 4.2 + 4.3 (Sun)||Lecture: 4.3|
|Feb 17||Holiday||Review (TBD)||Lecture: 4.4||Review: Questions||Midterm 2|
|Feb 24||Lecture: 5.1/5.2||HW: 4.4||Lecture: 5.1/5.2||HW: 5.1||Lecture: 6.1|
|Mar 2||Lecture: 6.1||HW: 5.2||Lecture: 6.2||HW: 6.1||Lecture: 6.2|
|Mar 9||Review||HW: 6.2||Review||Review|
|Mar 16||Final Exam|
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