**Introductory Linear Algebra**

**Math 250 Section C2**

**Spring 2021**

**Instructor: **Surya Teja Gavva

**Lectures: **Monday, Thursday 9:50 am- 11:10 am, Canvas (Zoom).

Zoom meeting information can be accessed through Canvas.

**Office Hours:** Tuesday and Friday 2-3:30 pm.

Please email for additional appointments.

**TA at Large: **There are additional office hours by our TA Yuxuan Yang

Monday: 2-4pm

**Website:** I’ll post all the announcements, assignments, and other resources for the class on Canvas/Modules. Please make sure you check the site regularly.

**Prerequisites:** CALC2 or 01:640:136 or 138.

**Textbook and References:** Spence, Insel & Friedberg Elementary LinearAlgebra: A Matrix Approach, 2nd Edition ISBN # 978-0-13-187141-0, Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458. More references will be posted on Canvas/Modules

Homework: Suggested HW from the Textbook

**Matlab:** There will be 6-7 Matlab assignments for submission.

**Course Objectives: **This course covers introductory topics in linear algebra with emphasis on matrices. The topics include Vectors in n-space, systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, span and linear independence of a set of vectors, matrix algebra, determinants, subspaces of n-space, basis and dimension, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of a matrix, the geometry of vectors, projections, orthogonal sets of vectors, symmetric matrices, and applications.

**History of Linear Algebra:**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg1e2FEpf9w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXMMrraze9o

Grassmann and Linear Algebra

The Growing Importance of Linear Algebra in Undergraduate Mathematics

**Applications of Linear Algebra:**

https://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~daddel/linear_algebra_appl/Applications/applications.html

http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~jkhoury/app.htm

Computational Linear Algebra with Applications

**Video Resources: **

3Blue1Brown: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZHQObOWTQDPD3MizzM2xVFitgF8hE_ab

Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/linear-algebra

MIT OCW (Gilbert Strang) : https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-06-linear-algebra-spring-2010/video-lectures/

Curated Videos: https://cuvids.io/app/course/49/

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