# Math 313 - Introduction to Linear Algebra

## COURSE OBJECTIVES:

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

• State precise definitions of key terms introduced in the course, including systems of linear equations, vectors, vector spaces, dimension, linear independence, matrix terminology, eigenvectors and eigenvalues.

• Carry out basic computations from linear algebra by hand, such as row reduction, determinant calculation, etc., as well as use MATLAB to carry out more intensive computations.

• Produce simple deductive arguments that follow from the definitions and justify steps in deductive arguments based on basic logical principles.

• Write sentences that explain the relation between key ideas in linear algebra and the algorithms that allow their calculation, e.g. the definition of a linearly independent set of vectors versus the computation of a linear independent set of vectors from a spanning set.

## PREREQUISITES

MATH 129, MATH 223, MATH 243, MATH 254, or CSC 245. Must not have taken MATH 310.

## SECTIONS AND INSTRUCTORS

Section information and links to instructor webpages are found here.

## COURSE MATERIALS

The following course materials are required for Math 313:

• “Linear Algebra and its Applications” by Lay, Lay, and McDonald, custom version for UA (5th edition), published by Pearson. (access through d2l and charged to Bursar's account)

## COURSE POLICIES

The SPECIFIC Course Policy for your Math 313 section should be made available to you by your instructor.

General Math 313 Course Policies

## FINAL EXAM

See instructor or syllabus for more details regarding your final exam.

To find the date and time, go to http://www.registrar.arizona.edu/students/courses/final-exams, select the current semester, then scroll down and click on the link for the Exam Schedule for Tu/Th or M/W/F classes (whichever matches your normal class meeting time).