MA 511 -- Linear Algebra with Applications


Instructor: Dr. Peter Dragnev

Meeting Time: TR 6:00-7:15 p.m. -- KT 244

Office: KT 290, tel. 481-6382, e-mail:

Office Hours: TR 10:00-10:30 am, 5:30-6:00 pm, and WF 10:00-11:00 am

Book: Friedberg, Insel, and Spence – Linear Algebra – 4th ed.

Course Description: I shall cover chapters 1-6. The main content of the course is devoted to vector spaces, bases and dimension of vector spaces, linear transformations and matrices, systems of linear equations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of matrices, inner product spaces, Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization process.

Grading: There will be six homeworks, 10 % each, a Midterm and a Final Exam 20% each. The grade for the course is according to the scale:

A 90 -100; B 80-89; C 70-79; D 60-69; F below 59.

Homework: Homework will be collected and graded at the end of a chapter.

Enclosed is the tentative teaching schedule.