# MTH215 Intro to Linear Algebra

### Summer 2005

Instructor: Lubos Thoma

Office: Tyler Hall 214, tel: 874.4451

Email: thoma@math.uri.edu

Class Schedule: TuTh 6.00 -- 9.45pm;
Shepard Building Providence

Office hours: TuTh before class in Shepard Building, Providence,
and by appointment

**Important dates -- homework, exams:
**

- The final exam is a comprehensive exam and will be given in
class Thursday June 23, 2005.

**Tutoring:**
Tutors are available at both the Providence
and Kingston campuses. Check the
link for specific hours. You can also make an individual
appointment with me.

**Syllabus:**
postscript
pdf
A detailed schedule and a list of suggested problems
can be found
**here**.

**Textbook:**
J. Fraleigh, R. Beauregard, Linear Algebra, third edition,
Addison - Wesley Publ. 1995

**
Topics to be covered:**
Matrices and systems of linear equations, linear transformations,
vector spaces, bases, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors,
orthogonality.

**Programs for Linear Algebra:**
Since the methods of linear algebra are widely applicable, there are many
programs for linear algebra. Our textbook contains a disk with program
LINTEK. There are several program systems widely available:
Matlab,
Maple, and
Mathematica.

To supplement our class material, you can find several Maple worksheets
demonstrating concepts covered in class here.