ROWAN UNIVERSITY
Department of Mathematics

Syllabus
Math 01.502 - Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory



CATALOG DESCRIPTION:
 

Math 01.502  Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory                                                                            3 s.h.

Linear Algebra is about linear objects such as vectors and linear transformations. It consists of the part of mathematics that is most widely used in mathematics and as well as in other fields. Topics includes linear systems, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear independence, inner product spaces, orthogonality, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and canonical forms. This course may not be offered annually.

OBJECTIVE:

This course is intended to provide a sufficient background in linear algebra and matrix theory for students in the program of M.A. in mathematics and those in the program of M.A. in Subject Matter Teaching Mathematics.

 CONTENTS:

 1. Linear Systems and Matrices

2. Determinants
3. 3-dimensional Space 4. Vector Spaces 5. Inner Product Spaces 6. Linear Transformations 7. Diagonalization


TEXTS:

Lay, Davis, LINEAR ALGEBRA, AND ITS APPLICATIONS, Addison Wesley, NY
Fridberg, Stephen; Insel, Arnold and Spence, Lawrence, LINEAR ALGEBRA, (3rd edition), Prentice Hall, NJ
Lipschutz, LINEAR ALGEBRA, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1989.
Leon, LINEAR ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS, (5th edition), Prentice Hall, NJ