Math 225 Introductory matrix theory - Spring 2007

Class: TR 1:00-1:50 in the Henry Administration Building room 142

Office hours: Wed 3:00 in the Guilliani Cafe on Green Street

A useful link: The MIT open course ware lectures by Gilbert Strang

Homework policy: You are not allowed any late homework. You will however be allowed to drop your lowest scoring homework for the computation of the final grade.

Exams and homeworks

What? Due date Comments Percentage
Homework weekly, due Thursday 15%
First midterm Feb 13 solutions part 1 solutions part 2 15%
Second midterm April 3 solutions 15%
Third midterm 15%
Final link for the date is here 40%
Letter grades will only be computed at the very end of the term, and as follows:
A A- B+ B B- C+ C D F
85-100 80-84 75-79 70-74 65-69 60-64 55-59 50-54 0-49

In order to check your scores on-line, go here.


Date Summary Assignments
01/16 Administrative issues. Systems of linear equations, their matrix form, the row picture; linear comninations and the column picture.
01/18 Singular and regular matrices. The Gauss algorithm: row reduction, Echelon form, pivots. Problem Set 1
02/06 Some review. The rank of a matrix Problem Set 2
02/22 Midterm 1 Problem Set 3
02/27 Answers for midterm 1
03/01 Reduced echelon form. Examples of transformations of the plane Problem Set 4
03/27 The matrix of a reflection at a line Problem Set 5
April Eigenvectors, eigenvalues, characteristic polynomial and diagonalization Problem Set 6

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