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.
Prerequisites:MATH E-16, or the equivalent, and general familiarity with matrix-capable calculators or mathematical software; placement test is recommended. (4 credits)
Spring term 2014 (21474)
Robert Winters, PhD, Instructor in Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Thursdays beginning Jan. 30, 7:40-9:40 pm. Optional sections to be arranged.