Basic elements of linear algebra, an area of mathematics with applications in a wide variety of fields. Topics include: Systems of linear equations including matrix solution using Gauss-Jordan elimination; Matrix operations; Inverse; Computations via calculator; Determinants; The vector space, linear combinations and independence, span, basis; Dot and cross product; Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. (TI-83 plus or TI-84 plus required. TI-Nspire or similar calculator is not allowed.)
Prerequisite: MATH 103 (C or better required) or equivalent, or placement into math 147 or higher
3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester
These credits count toward the Math and/or Science (List B) requirements for graduation.
Students who successfully complete MATH 149 will fulfill the SUNY General Education requirement for Mathematics.