640:250 Linear Algebra, Spring 2007

Catalog Description

01:640:250. INTRODUCTORY LINEAR ALGEBRA (3) Prerequisite: CALC2. Systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, matrices and determinants, vectors in two- and three-dimensional Euclidean space, vector spaces, introduction to eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Possible additional topics: systems of linear inequalities and systems of differential equations.

General Information

This is the course page for the sections of 250 in the regular format.

There is also one MATLAB section of 250 with its own course page 640:250C Introduction to Linear Algebra with MATLAB .

More about the course and its history can be found from the main course page.

The textbook for this course is

Spence, Insel, & Friedberg: Elementary Linear Algebra: A Matrix Approach ,   Prentice-Hall   (ISBN # 0-13-716722-9).

The Rutgers bookstore sells the text (required) and the student solution manual (recommended but not required).

The authors of the textbook also have a companion   web site containing supplementary material.

A suggested syllabus has been prepared as a pdf file and as a postscript file. There is also a list of suggested homework problems as a pdf file and a postscript file. Individual instructors may modify the syllabus and homework problems for their sections.

Individual Sections

The following are the ten sections of 250 this semester in the regular format. For the MATLAB section click here.

Some of the entries in the following table are links to special information for individual sections or home pages of instructors.
01 MW5 FH-A2 Gonzalez
02 TF2 MU-212 Han
No section 3
04 MW5 ARC-204 Sahi
05 MW6 SEC-216 Gonzalez
No section 06
07 TF3 SEC-218 Zarechnak
08 TTh5 SEC-207 Petrie
09 TTh6 SEC-203 Puel
No section 10
11 MTh2 BE-011 Bumby
No section 12
13 MW5 RAB-207 Rowland
No section numbers 14, 15, 16, 17
18 MW8 SC-119 Sills

Comments on this page should be sent to: goodman "at" math "dot" rutgers "dot" edu
Last updated: January 8, 2007