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.
CAUTION! This course is a 4 week version of a 10 week course. During a 10 week version of this course, a typical student spends 820 hours per week (including lecture hours). DO NOT take this course unless you are able to commit to 2040 hours of work per week.
Instructor: Josh Southerland
Office Hours: via Zoom
Office: Padelford (PDL), C552
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 online assistance.
For homework, you will need to use Webassign and Gradescope. 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). Conceptual problems will require solutions, and you will need to upload these solutions to Gradescope.
All lectures in this course have been prerecorded, with certainexceptions. However, starting the second week of the class, I will be available on Zoom during the usual lecture hours. Additionally, office hours, quizzes and exams will be on Zoom. For additional Zoom and technology policies, refer to the syllabus. As an alternative, you have access to Ebru Bekyel's lectures from last quarter (see below). In general, this means you will need the following for this class.
Practice Quiz: Friday, June 26
Covers 1.1, 1.2, 2.1.
Quiz 1: Monday, July 6
Covers 2.2, 2.3, 3.1 (and you need to understand techniques from 1.12.1)
Quiz 2: Friday, July 10
Covers 3.2, 3.3, 4.1 (and you need to understand techniques from 1.13.1)
Quiz 3: Friday, July 17
Covers 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1/5.2 (and you need to understand techniques from 1.14.1)
Final Exam: Wednesday, July 22
Review Session:Conc. Ch 6 #7f, Spring 2020 #1c, Diagonalizability and Geom., Fall 2019 #3, Spring 2020 #2, Fall 2019 #6
Week  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 

Jun 22 
Lectures
Lecture Notes 
Homework

Lectures
Lecture Notes

Homework Webassign
Conceptual
Additional Assistance

Practice Quiz: 9:4010:05 Lectures Lecture Notes 
Jun 29 
Lectures
Lecture Notes

Homework Webassign
Chapter 2 Videos (3Blue1Brown)
Additional Assistance

Lectures
Lecture Notes

Homework Webassign
Conceptual
Additional Assistance

Holiday! 
Jul 6 
Quiz 1: 9:4010:05 Lectures
Lecture Notes

Homework Webassign
Conceptual
Chapter 3 Videos (3Blue1Brown)
Additional Assistance

Lectures
Lecture Notes

Homework Webassign
Conceptual
Additional Assistance

Quiz 2: 9:4010:05 Lectures
Lecture Notes

Jul 13 
Lectures
Lecture Notes

Homework Webassign
Conceptual
Chapter 4 Videos (3Blue1Brown)
Additional Assistance

Lectures
Lecture Notes

Homework Webassign
Conceptual
Chapter 5 Videos (3Blue1Brown)
Additional Assistance

Quiz 3: 9:4010:05 Lectures
Lecture Notes

Jul 20 
Review Day! (live on Zoom) Extras Old review days

Homework Webassign
Conceptual
Chapter 6 Videos (3Blue1Brown)
Additional Assistance

Final Exam: 9:4011:50 Use the Zoom Lecture link 
Extra lecture (just for fun!)
