Math 518 syllabus

Linear Algebra I 

Bulletin Description:

Fields, vector spaces, dual spaces, quotient spaces, multilinear forms, linear transformations, algebras, adjoints, and eigenvalues.  This course is taught in the traditional lecture format. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites:   An undergraduate course in linear algebra.

Suggested Text:   Algebra, Second Edition, by Michael Artin.
ISBN 978-0-13-241377-0

Coverage:  Chapters 1, 3, 4 and 5.

Learning Objectives

  • Students are expected to gain a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts of linear algebra and its applications.

  • Students are expected to be able to state definitions precisely, to construct proofs of mathematical statements, to read and understand proofs of mathematical theorems, and to apply these theorems and learned techniques to new situations.

Last updated:  October 16, 2014.