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Unformatted text preview: Math 24 Spring 2006 Linear Algebra, Honors Syllabus Instructor: Rebecca Weber Office: 412 Bradley Hall, 646-1720 (better to e-mail) E-mail: Blitz, or email@example.com Webpage: www.math.dartmouth.edu/~m24s06 Office Hours: TBA Graduate Instructor: Jonathan Bayless Office: 1-H Bradley Hall, 646-2565 E-mail: Blitz Course Meets: 10 hour, 10:00-11:05 MWF, Bradley 104 X-hour: Thursday 12:00-12:50 Tutorials Meet: TBA Textbook: Linear Algebra , fourth edition, Friedberg, Insel, and Spence General Information: This course is directed primarily at the future math major, though anyone math-inclined who is interested in thinking abstractly is welcome. Linear algebra is one of the fundamental subjects of mathematics I sometimes feel that a solid grasp of linear algebra will get you more than halfway to understanding many (most?) mathematics colloquium-style talks. We will discuss vector spaces, linear dependence and independence, linear transformations, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvec- tors, and inner products. There is an additional purpose to the class besides learning linear al- gebra, however. This is the class in which you make the transition from computational mathematics (such as most of calculus) to abstract math- ematics. It is also the class in which you learn to write proofs. There is no way to accomplish these goals but by working with abstract concepts and engaging in proof-writing, so that we will do....
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