Math 24 Spring 2006 – Linear Algebra, Honors
Syllabus
Instructor:
Rebecca Weber
Office:
412 Bradley Hall, 6461720 (better to email)
Email:
Blitz, or [email protected]
Webpage:
www.math.dartmouth.edu/~m24s06
Office Hours:
TBA
Graduate Instructor:
Jonathan Bayless
Office:
1H Bradley Hall, 6462565
Email:
Blitz
Course Meets:
10 hour, 10:0011:05 MWF, Bradley 104
Xhour:
Thursday 12:0012:50
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 mathinclined 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 colloquiumstyle
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 proofwriting, so that we will do.
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 Spring '06
 Weber
 Math, Linear Algebra, Algebra, Vector Space, Jonathan Bayless

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