MATH 4 Fall 2010
Instructor: Professor R. C. Reilly
Assignment #5
Reading Assignments
Note:
All section and page numbers which start with ‘Leon’ refer to the
textbook for the first half of the course: ‘Linear Algebra and Applications (8th edition)’, by S.
Leon, or the corresponding ‘Custom Edition for UCI’.
Section and page numbers which start with ‘Stewart’ refer to the text for the second half of the
course: ‘Multivariable Calculus (6th edition)’, by J. Stewart, or the corresponding ‘Custom Edition
for UCI’.
You are expected to do the assigned readings
before
the corresponding lectures.
Monday 11/01/2010: ‘Leon’, Section 6.3 Note: I’ll be giving a simpler approach to this material in
the lecture; see the last page of this assignment.
Wednesday 11/03/2010: ‘Stewart’, Sections 13.1, 13.2, 13.3. Note: In a sense, this is material that
you are already somewhat familiar with from the first half of the course: vectors in IR
2
and IR
3
,
linear combinations, and so on. However, the Stewart text does
not
assume that you have seen very
much linear algebra; in particular, Stewart does not talk about
n
dimensional vectors for
n
≥
4.
Because of this, Stewart can be much more ‘geometry oriented’ – especially in the use of pictures
– than Leon was. I’ll try to make clear in the lectures how the Stewart and Leon approaches to
‘vectors’ relate to each other. For that to make sense, however, it is particularly important that
you read the ‘Stewart’ material before I talk about it in the lectures.
Friday 11/05/2010: ‘Stewart’ Sections 13.4 and 13.5
Things to Prepare for the Discussions
Note: These are problems/examples/topics which the Teaching Assistants (TAs) will cover in the
discussion sections. You are expected to work on them
before
you go to the discussions.
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