**Course Description:**
Math 321 is an introductory course in linear algebra
geared towards mathematics and physics majors. The course is
designed to teach the concepts and techniques of basic linear
algebra as a rigorous mathematical subject. Besides computational
proficiency, there is an emphasis on understanding definitions and
theorems, as well as reading, understanding, and creating proofs.
The main topics of the course include: linear systems, matrices,
determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, vector
spaces, norm and inner product spaces, linear transformations,
representations. The course includes topics from Chapters 1-9, though not every section will be covered.

**Tentative List of Sections to be Covered**
1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 8.5, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3

**Grading:**

30% Homework

20% Exam 1

20% Exam 2

30% Final Exam

**Important Dates:**

Exam 1: September 26, during regular class hours.
Sample Exam 1

Exam 2: November 7, during regular class hours.
Sample Exam 2

Final Exam: December 12 (Tuesday), 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

**Homework**

All HW's are due at the *beginning* of class on the due date.

**Homework 1: ** * Section 1.1:* 8, 14, 27, 37, 38a