This course covers the following topics: solving systems of linear equations; matrices and linear transformations; image and kernel of a linear transformation; matrices and coordinates relative to different bases; determinants; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; discrete and continuous dynamical systems; least-squares approximation; applications, differential equations, and function spaces. (4 credits)
MATH E-16, or the equivalent, and general familiarity with matrix-capable calculators or mathematical software; placement test is recommended.
Robert Winters, PhD. Instructor in Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Thursdays beginning Jan. 29, 7:40-9:40 pm. Optional sections to be arranged.
Course tuition: noncredit $1,250, undergraduate credit $1,250, graduate credit $2,200.