- Textbook: A First Course in Linear Algebra

A free, open-source textbook in introductory linear algebra. GFDL license.

Purchase at Lulu.com - Syllabus [PDF] [HTML]
- Project Description [PDF] [HTML]

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The schedule below will be refined and adjusted as the course progresses.

Week of | Monday | Wednesday | Friday |
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Jan 15 | Chapter VS | Chapter LT | |

Jan 22 | Chapter R | Chapters M, SLE | Chapters E, D |

Jan 29 | Section NLT | Section NLT | No Class |

Feb 5 | Section NLT | Section IS | Section IS |

Feb 12 | Section OD | Section JCF | Section JCF |

Feb 19 | Finite Fields | Linear Codes 1 | Linear Codes 2 |

Feb 26 | Exam #1 | Exam Redux | No Class |

Mar 5 | Syndrome Decoding |
Section ROD | Section TD |

Mar 12 | Spring Break | Spring Break | Spring Break |

Mar 19 | Section PSM | Section SV | Section SR Section POD |

Mar 26 | Section T | Linear Programming 1 | Linear Programming 2 Take-Home Exam #2 |

Apr 2 | Curve Fitting | Secret Sharing | Theory Exam #2 |

Apr 9 | Eigenvalues and Vibrating Strings | Algebraic Graph Theory Written Projects (5PM, Apr 12) |
MAA Meeting Linfield College |

Apr 16 | Housekeeping | Ady Olson - Lights Out Jessica Olsen - Infinite-Dimensional Vector Spaces |
Kaitlin Lubetkin - Population Biology Alex Paauwe - Algebraic Graph Theory Take-Home Exam #3 |

Apr 23 | Sean Brakken-Thal - Gershgorin's Theorem Eric Reckwerdt - Graph Drawing |
Tasha Underhill - Data Compression Deanna Shifton - Metabolic Control Analysis |
Theory Exam #3 |

Apr 30 | Tim Zitzer - Generalized Inverses Elizabeth Million - Hadamard Product |
Peter Ott - Bilinear Forms Rob Hildebrand - Householder Transformation |

This is: http://buzzard.ups.edu/courses/2007spring/m420s2007.html

Maintained by: Rob Beezer

Last updated: April 19, 2007