# Math 221: Introduction to Linear Algebra, Fall 2015 ```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.
Test I
Test II
Test III
Final
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