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Math 221: Introduction to Linear Algebra, Fall 2015 Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. Bernard M. Baruch Instructor: John Lund Office Wilson 2-230 Text: The Matrix Eigenvalue Problem The chapters are: 1. Vectors (3 lectures) 2. Solutions of the linear system A~x = ~b for square and non-square systems. (4 lectures) 3. Arithmetic of matrices and various matrix properties. (6 lectures) 4. The system A~x = ~b revisited. The general solution and the four Fundamental Subspaces. (11 lectures) 5. The special system A~x = λ~x and its solutions: the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of A. (14 lectures) The dates for the tests are listed on the outline. Your course grade will be based on 270 points. The Grading Scheme Test I Test II Test III Final Grade Calculation Score Possible TI 60 TII 60 TIII 60 F 90 Course Average TI + TII + TIII + F 270 Course GPA % 100 − 94 4 93 − 88 3.7 87 − 84 3.3 83 − 78 3 77 − 74 2.7 73 − 68 2 67 − 60 1 59 − 0 0 Grade A AB+ B C+ C D F