This course introduces basic concepts of linear algebra from a geometric point of view. Topics include the method of Gaussian elimination to solve systems of linear equations; linear spaces and dimension; independent and dependent vectors; norms, inner product, and bases in vector spaces; determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors of matrices; symmetric, unitary, and normal matrices; matrix representations of linear transformations and orthogonal projections; the fundamental theorems of linear algebra; and the least-squares method and LU-decomposition. Prerequisites: Sophomore or higher class standing.
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Strang, Gilbert, Introduction to Linear Algebra, Fourth edition, Thomson, 2006.
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