MATH 417 - Matrix Algebra I
Section: 101
Term: SP 2010
Subject: Mathematics (MATH)
Department: LSA Mathematics
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#### Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Credit Exclusions:
Credit can be earned for only one of MATH 214, 217, 417, or 419. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled MATH 513.
Three courses beyond MATH 110. Credit can be earned for only one of MATH 214, 217, 417, or 419. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in MATH 513.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp, Su.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

#### Description

Many problems in science, engineering, and mathematics are best formulated in terms of matrices – rectangular arrays of numbers. This course is an introduction to the properties of and operations on matrices with a wide variety of applications. The main emphasis is on concepts and problem-solving, but students are responsible for some of the underlying theory. Diversity rather than depth of applications is stressed. This course is not intended for mathematics concentrators, who should elect MATH 217 or 513 (Honors). Topics include matrix operations, echelon form, general solutions of systems of linear equations, vector spaces and subspaces, linear independence and bases, linear transformations, determinants, orthogonality, characteristic polynomials, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and similarity theory. Applications include linear networks, least squares method (regression), discrete Markov processes, linear programming, and differential equations.

MATH 419 is an enriched version of MATH 417 with a somewhat more theoretical emphasis. MATH 217 (despite its lower number) is also a more theoretical course which covers much of the material of MATH 417 at a deeper level. MATH 513 is an Honors version of this course, which is also taken by some mathematics graduate students. MATH 420 is the natural sequel, but this course serves as prerequisite to several courses: MATH 452, 462, 561, and 571.

#### Schedule

MATH 417 - Matrix Algebra I
Schedule Listing
101 (LEC)
P
50951
Open
9

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 TuWF 10:00AM - 12:00PM 3088 EH

#### Textbooks/Other Materials

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ISBN: 9780136009269
Linear algebra with applications, Author: Otto Bretscher., Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall 4th ed. 2009
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