Catalogue 2012 - 2013

MAMT 562 Linear and Matrix Algebra


3 cr.


MAMT 550 or permission of the department.

Course Description

This course is the study of the topics and techniques of linear algebra. There are many real world problems in engineering, economics, and the sciences that can be reduced to solving systems of linear equations. In the course, we shall consider the problem of solving linear systems; we shall then study matrices and determinants and the role they play in solving linear systems. Then the course turns to the study of Euclidean n-space and linear transformations, eigenvectors, and eigenvalues. The course will introduce one to mathematical modeling and its role in problem solving, as well as to an axiomatic approach to studying mathematics. Many applications will be considered throughout the course, and a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator will be used extensively.