MATH 341

Fall 2017

Linear Algebra I



Instructor: Yevgeniy Kovchegov
e-mail: kovchegy @math. oregonstate.edu
Office: Kidder 368C
Office Phone No: 7-1379
Office Hours: MW 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, or by appointment.



Homework 30%
Midterm 30%
Final 40%
Place and time: MWF 11:00 am to 11:50 am, room BEXL 328.

Textbook: Kenneth Kuttler, Elementary Linear Algebra available as a FREE e-book at http://tinyurl.com/ElemLinAlg

Goals: Topics will include systems of linear equations, row echelon form, matrix algebra, determinants, Cramer's rule, linear independence, vector spaces, matrix representations of linear transformations, and computational aspects of eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Prerequisites: MATH 254 or instructor's approval.

Syllabus:  PDF

Homework: There will be six homework assignments. The assignments will be collected at the beginning of class on due date.



Midterms: There will be one midterm exams given in class on date TBA.
This is an open notes exam. Notes and simple calculators are allowed. The graphic calculators, and other electronic devices that can perform linear algebra and calculus tasks are prohibited.

Final Exam: date TBA.
This is an open notes exam. Notes and simple calculators are allowed. The graphic calculators, and other electronic devices that can perform linear algebra and calculus tasks are prohibited.

Schedule:
Wednesday, September 20  Vectors. Vector algebra. Dot products. The Cauchy-Schwarz Inequality. Sections 2.2, 2.3, and 3.1. Lecture 1 slides (PDF)
Friday, September 22  Dot products. The Cauchy-Schwarz Inequality. Sections 3.1 and 3.2, and 4.1. Lecture 2 slides (PDF)
Monday, September 25  Row and column vectors. Parametric lines. Lines and planes. Systems of linear equations. Systematic elimination of unknowns. Coefficient matrix. Augmented matrix. Sections 2.6 and 4.1. Lecture 3 slides (PDF)

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