Intro to Linear Algebra

Textbook: Here are the Online Course Notes. For supplementary reading I recommend Gilert Strang's Introduction to Linear Algebra (any edition).

Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 and Wednesdays 2:00-3:00

Here is the course syllabus.

Here is an article by Alan Tucker (1993) on The Growing Importance of Linear Algebra in Undergraduate Mathematics. Quote:
This author is personally a bit frustrated that calculus gets all of the first year and half of the second year of the lower-divison core mathematics sequence. Hopefully early in the next century, there will be a 'redistricting' of the lower- division mathematics sequence and linear algebra will get equal time with calculus.
Item Date Information
Homework 1
Solutions in online notes
Thurs, Aug 29 Cartesian Coordinates
Points vs. Directed Line Segments
The Pythagorean Theorem
The Dot Product
Concept of Euclidean Space
Vector Arithmetic
Homework 2
Old Solutions
Thurs, Sept 12 Old Handwritten Notes
Systems of Equations
Dimension of the Solution
Systems of Linear Equations
Lines and Hyperplanes
Homework 3
Thurs, Sept 26 Old Handwritten Notes
Row and Column Pictures of a Linear System
The Idea of Elimination
Elementary Row Operations
Exam 1 Thurs, Oct 3
HW4: TBA TBA History of Matrices
Exam 2 Thurs, Nov 21