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MATH 250
Linear Algebra Spring 2021 (also offered Fall 2020)
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning

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Many social, political, economic, biological, and physical phenomena can be described, at least approximately, by linear relations. In the study of systems of linear equations one may ask: When does a solution exist? When is it unique? How does one find it? How can one interpret it geometrically? This course develops the theoretical structure underlying answers to these and other questions and includes the study of matrices, vector spaces, linear independence and bases, linear transformations, determinants and inner products. Course work is balanced between theoretical and computational, with attention to improving mathematical style and sophistication.
The Class: Format: lecture; Unless circumstances change, students will have the option of taking the course in person or remotely.
Limit: 30
Expected: 30
Class#: 5351
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: homework, exams, and possibly short remote meetings outside of class.
Prerequisites: MATH 150/151 or MATH 200
Enrollment Preferences: Students who have officially declared a major that requires Math 250.
Distributions: Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
QFR Notes: In this course, students will engage in both quantitative and formal reasoning.
Attributes: COGS Related Courses

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