MATH 63: LINEAR ALGEBRA II

HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE

Spring 2003





Course Information

Overview: This course will run for the first half of the spring semester. After a brief review of basic linear algebra, we will cover topics including vector spaces, row and column spaces, Markov chains, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, applications to differential equations, diagonalization of symmetric matrices, orthogonal bases and Gram-Schmidt procedure, least squares, spectral decompositon and applications to coding theory. Prerequisite: Math 12 (Introduction to Linear Algebra and Discrete Dynamical Systems).
Instructor:
Time/Location:
Office Hours:
Prof. Cameron
MWF 10:00-10:50 in Jacobs B132
Tuesday 10:30-12
Instructor:
Time/Location:
Office Hours:
Prof. Benjamin
MWF 8:00-8:50 and MWF 9:00-9:50 in Jacobs B132
Thursday 2:30-4


Text:
Linear algebra and its applications, 3rd edition by David C. Lay

Tutor: TBA

Graders: Leslie Karp, Josh Padgett, Trevor Pickering, Katie Lewis

Homework: Homework will be due in class every Wednesday and Friday. (All homework assignments are available here.) Students are encouraged to cooperate on homework problems, but each student must independently write up his/her own solutions. Also, I encourage you to use this format for your homework solutions.

Exams: There will be two in-class, written examinations. Tentative dates for these exams are February 14 and March 7.

Grading: Final grades will be calculated according to the following distribution:
Homework
Exam 1
Exam 2
20%
40%
40%