Week-by-week Rough Schedule

  • Week 1: Introduction. Systems of linear equations
    and row reduction. See Ch1.1/1.2
  • Week 2: More reduction. Vectors and orthogonality. See 1.3 and TopHat chapter on "Geometry of Vectors" or the course notes
  • Week 3: Span, homogeneous systems, matrix-vector multiplication and linear independence. See 1.3, 1.4.,1.5.
  • Week 4: Homogeneous systems, linear independence, and a bit of transformations. See 1.5, 1.7, 1.8.
  • Week 5: More transformations and matrices. See 1.8, 1.9, 2.1.
  • Week 6: Matrix multiplication and matrix inversion. See 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.
  • Week 7: Inverse matrix theorem, LU factorization. Introduction to subspaces. See 2.3, 2.5, 2.8.
  • Week 8: Subspaces, bases, rank, dimension. See 2.8, 2.9 and notes on these topics
  • Week 9: Rank, rank, and rank
  • Week 10: The fundamental theorem of linear algebra. Determinants and eigenstuff. See the notes and 3.1.
  • Week 11: Determinants, eigenproblems, diagonalization. See Ch 3.1, 3.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

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