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MAT 202 - Linear Algebra

4 credit hours - Four hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Mathematics General Education Requirement

Study vector spaces and linear transformations on finite-dimensional vector spaces. Topics include linear systems, matrices, determinants, inner product spaces and eigenvalues. 

Prerequisite(s): MAT 191  or MAT 191H  or equivalent.

Crosslisted: Also offered as MAT 202H . Credit is not given for both MAT 202 and MAT 202H .

Note: Typically offered at MC and OL; fall, spring, and summer terms.

Course Outcomes:
  • Solve systems of linear equations using a variety of matrix algebra techniques.
  • Use the properties of matrix operations, inverses, and determinants to solve matrix algebra problems.
  • Find the dimension and bases for a variety of vector spaces and subspaces.
  • Use the properties of inner product spaces to create an orthonormal basis, find the angle between vectors, and check for orthogonality.
  • Analyze the properties of transformations in function notation, prove linearity or nonlinearity, and write its matrix representation.
  • Find and apply the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a linear transformation.
  • Prove basic theorems of linear algebra.
  • Apply the techniques of linear algebra to solve problems from the physical and social sciences.