MTH215 (Intorduction to Linear Algebra)

Vladimir A. Dobrushkin, Tyler 207, 874-5095, dobrush@math.uri.edu

Math 215 course is the first undergraduate course in linear algebra. We provide an introduction to the basic algebraic, geometrical, and computational tenets of linear algebra at the sophomore level. To this end the course introduces many of the foundations of linear algebra by first dealing with matrices, their propereties, while showing the geometric foundations of the topic. Students are encouraged to use one of the available software, for example Maple (see list of commands), Matlab (see list of commands), Mathcad, Mathematica, Reduce, Macsyma, Axiom, Derive, or MuPAD, to complement the topics. Various applications are to be presented to motivate the study of linear algebra. Emphasis is placed on the use of established methods, rather than rigorous foundations.

**MTH215, section 02, MWF 9:00 - 9:50 am Tyler Hall, Room 106 **

**TEXTBOOK:** John B. Fraleigh & Raymond A. Beauregard "Linear Algebra", (third edition) 1995, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. ISBN: 0 201 52675-1. Here are some useful links for linear algebra:

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