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Elementary Linear Algebra
Course: MAT225

First Term: 1998 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Introduction to matrices, systems of linear equations, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations and eigenvalues. Emphasizes the development of computational skills

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Analyze the existence and character of the solution(s) of a system of linear equations using a row echelon form of the augmented matrix determinant. (I, II)
2. Display knowledge of matrix and determinant operations and properties. (I, II)
3. Use the Euclidean inner product and other inner products to define length and distance for vector spaces. (III)
4. Determine whether a set of vectors is a vector space and whether a subser of vectors is a subspace. (III)
5. Determine a basis for a vector space. (III)
6. Use the Gram-Schmidt process to obtain an orthonormal basis for an inner product space. (III)
7. Determine bases for the row space, column space, null space and possible eigenspaces of a matrix A. (III, IV)
8. Determine whether a transformation T is linear and find bases for the kernel and range of T. (V)
9. Use current technology to solve problems in the context of the course. (I, II, III, IV, V)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Linear Equations and Matrices
   A. Linear Systems
      1. Methods of elimination
      2. Dependent and inconsistent systems
   B. Matrices
      1. Operations on matrices
      2. Properties of matrix operations
      3. Inverse of a matrix
      4. Solutions of equations using matrices
II. Determinants
   A. Definitions and properties
   B. Cofactor expension
III. Vectors and Vector Spaces
   A. Vectors in R2 and R3
      1. Vector operations
      2. Orthogonal and unit vectors
   B. Vectors in Rn
      1. Inner product
      2. Triangle inequality
   C. Vector spaces and subspaces
      1. Properties of vector spaces
      2. Definition of a subspace
      3. Span of a set of vectors
   D. Linear independence
   E. Basis and dimension
      1. Definition of a basis
      2. Finite and infinite - dimensional vector spaces
   F. Rank of a matrix
      1. Row rank and column rank
      2. Consistency of non homogeneous linear systems
   G. Orthonormal basis in Rn (Gram-Schmidt process)
IV. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
   A. Characteristic polynomials and equations for square matrices
   B. Determining eigenvalues and eigenvectors for a square matrix
   C. Diagonalization of a matrix
V. Linear Transformations and Matrices
   A. Properties and examples of linear transformations
   B. Kernel and range of a linear transformation
   C. Matrix of a linear transformation
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 6/27/1995

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