MA 232 Linear Algebra

Linear algebra is central to many areas of mathematics and is used in a broad range of fields of science and engineering. This course builds on MA 125 (Vectors and Matrices) to introduce further ideas and methods of linear algebra, such as Gaussian elimination to solve systems of linear equations; LU-decomposition; independent and dependent vectors; vector spaces, bases, and dimension; the fundamental theorems of linear algebra; norms and inner products in vector spaces; determinants, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors of matrices; symmetric, orthogonal matrices; matrix representations of linear transformations and orthogonal projections; the method of least-squares; singular value decomposition; and select applied topics.




MA 125


Pure and Applied Mathematics Program

Typically Offered Periods

Fall Semester Spring Semester