Introduction to Linear Algebra
CID Number  MATH 250 

Discipline  Mathematics 
Date Approved  March 31, 2011 
General Course Description  This course develops the techniques and theory needed to solve and classify systems of linear equations. Solution techniques include row operations, Gaussian elimination, and matrix algebra. Investigates the properties of vectors in two and three dimensions, leading to the notion of an abstract vector space. Vector space and matrix theory are presented including topics such as inner products, norms, orthogonality, eigenvalues, eigenspaces, and linear transformations. Selected applications of linear algebra are included. 

Minimum Units  3.0 
Any rationale or comments  
Prerequisite(s)  Calculus I (CID MATH 210, MATH 211 OR MATH 900S) 
Corequisite(s)  None 
Advisories/Recommendations  A year of college calculus. Prior or concurrent course work with vector calculus or vectorintensive physics would be helpful. 
Course Content 

Laboratory Activities  
Course Objectives  Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

Methods of Evaluation  Tests, examinations, homework or projects where students demonstrate their mastery of the learning objectives and their ability to devise, organize and present complete solutions to problems and proofs. 
Sample Textbooks  A college level textbook designed for science, technology, engineering and math majors, and supporting the learning objectives of this course. 
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