Dr. Nestler's Math 13 (Linear Algebra) - Spring 2017 - section 4271 - TTh 5:15-6:35pm - Room MC 83

Class information

Syllabus (6-page PDF)

Supplemental documents - Bring these to class and keep them nearby when doing homework

Course supplement (the 8 documents listed below)

Course preview
(2 pages)

Solution of two linear equations in two variables (2 pages)

Set
notation, mathematical shorthand and proof strategies (1 page)

Definitions and theorems
(1 page)

Definition of vector space (1 page)

Determining whether a set is a vector
space
(1 page)

Additional resources

Office hours: MW 1:30-2:00, Tu 4:35-5:05 and Th 3:30-5:00; and Math 13 workshop Tu 3:30-4:30 in Math Lab

**Documents in PDF form (1 page unless noted): Please print and bring them to class.**

Thursday, February 16 Systems of linear equations (5 pages)

Thursday, April 20 Rank and nullity of a matrix (6 pages)

Optional reading

A proof that the reduced echelon form of a matrix is unique (2 pages)

Can we streamline the set of three elementary row operations? [new 3/7]

A proof of the associativity of matrix multiplication

A proof that matrix multiplication on the left corresponds to performing an elementary row operation (3 pages) [new 3/7]

A partial proof of the Laplace expansion theorem (2 pages) [new 3/21]

Commutativity of addition in a vector space follows from most of the other axioms (2 pages)

Some results concerning dimension (2 pages) [updated 2/23]