Fall, 2011 Course Content (and Tentative Schedule):
Week of 
Coverage in textbook 
HW due on Friday 
Topics 
8/15  8/19 
1.11.2 
1 
Systems of equations, Row reduction 
8/22 – 8/26 
1.31.5 
2 
Vector and matrix equations, Structure of solutions 
8/29  9/2 
1.6  1.8 
3 
Linear independence 
9/5  9/9 
Test 1 on Thursday 
none 
(Monday is Labor Day) review 
9/12  9/16 
2.12.3 
4 
Matrix operations, Invertible matrices 
9/19 – 9/23 
2.4,3.1,3.2 
5 
Partitioned matrices, Determinants 
9/26 – 9/30 
3.3,4.1,4.2 
6 
Determinants & their properties 
10/3  10/7 
4.34.4 
7 
Bases, coordinate systems(Monday is a teacher workday) 
10/10  10/14 
4.54.7 
8 
Dimension, Rank, Change of Basis 
10/17  10/21 
4.8, Test 2 on Thursday 
none 
review, Difference Eqs 
10/24 – 10/28 
4.9,5.1,5.2 
9 
Markov Chains 
10/31  11/4 
5.35.4 
10 
Diagonalization, Linear Transformation 
11/7  11/11 
5.5– 5.7 
11 
Complex eigenvalues, Discrete Systems 
11/14  11/18 
6.16.3 
12 
Inner product, orthogonality, Orth. projs. 
11/21  11/25 
6.4(No school Weds, Thurs, Fri  Thanksgiving) 
none 
Orthogonal Bases 
11/28  12/2 
6.5, Test 3 on Thursday 
13 due Weds 
review, Least squares 
12/5  12/9 
6.6,6.7,6.8 
14 
Linear models, Regression 
12/12 – 12/16 
Review and Final Exam 
none 
