San Jose State University
Spring 2010
MATH129A Linear Algebra I, section 2
MW 13:30 – 14:45, MH 423
SYLLABUS
Instructor:
Dr. Wasin So
MacQuarrie Hall Room 418
408-924-5155
[email protected]
www.math.sjsu.edu/~so
Oﬃce hours:
MW 10:00 – 11:00, M 15:00 – 17:00, and by appointment.
Catalog Description:
Matrices, systems of linear equations, vector geometry, matrix transfor-
mations, determinants, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, orthogonality, diagonalization, applica-
tions, computer exercises. Theory in
R
n
emphasized; general real vector spaces and linear
transformations introduced.
Prerequisite:
Calculus II (MATH 31) or instructor consent.
Required Text:
Linear algebra and its applications, 3rd edition(update)
by David Lay
( ISBN- 0321287134,
http://wps.aw.com/aw_lay_linearalg_updated_3/
)
Learning Objectives:
To acquire knowledge of vectors and matrices, examples of linear algebra
application, and experience of using software to solve linear algebra problems.
Homework:

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