Tentative Calendar for Math 34600, Section E, Fall 2017

This calendar is subject to change, but should give a general idea of when we will cover certain topics.
Date Tentative class plan:
Mon, Aug 28 Welcome!
§ 1.1: Vectors.
Wed, Aug 30 § 1.2: Vectors, Lengths, Dot products
§ 1.3: Matrices.
Mon, Sep 4 Labor Day – College Closed
Wed, Sep 6 § 2.1: Vectors and Linear Equations,
§ 2.2: The Idea of Elimination.
Mon, Sep 11 Take Home Quiz 1 handed out.
Finish § 2.2: The Idea of Elimination.
§ 8.1: The Idea of a Linear Transformation (Handout)
Wed, Sep 13 Take Home Quiz 1 due.
Finish § 8.1: The Idea of a Linear Transformation
§ 2.5: Inverse Matrices (Handout)
Mon, Sep 18 Take Home Quiz 2 handed out.
§ 2.3: Elimination Using Matrices.
Wed, Sep 20 No classes scheduled
Mon, Sep 25 Take Home Quiz 2 due.
Take Home Quiz 3 handed out.
Finish § 2.3 and 2.5,
§ 2.4: Rules for Matrix Operations
Wed, Sep 27 Take Home Quiz 3 due.
§ 2.6 Elimination = Factorization: A = L U.
Mon, Oct 2 We mostly reviewed for Midterm 1
Wed, Oct 4 First Midterm.
Mon, Oct 9 Columbus Day – College Closed
Wed, Oct 11 § 2.7: Transposing Matrices.
§ 3.1: Spaces of Vectors.
The observation that the nullspace of a matrix is a subspace.
Mon, Oct 16 § 3.2: The Nullspace of A: Solving Ax = 0 and Rx = 0.
§ 3.3: The Complete Solution to Ax = b.
Wed, Oct 18 § 3.4: Independence, Basis and Dimension.
Mon, Oct 23 More on § 3.4.
Wed, Oct 25 § 3.5: Dimensions of the Four Subspaces.
Mon, Oct 30 § 4.1: Orthogonality of the Four Subspaces.
Wed, Nov 1 § 4.2: Projections.
Mon, Nov 6 Second Midterm.
Wed, Nov 8 § 4.4: Orthonormal Bases and Gram-Schmidt.
Mon, Nov 13 § 5.1: The Properties of Determinants.
Wed, Nov 15 § 5.2: Permutations and Cofactors.
Mon, Nov 20 § 5.3: Cramer’s Rule, Inverses, and Volumes.
Wed, Nov 22 § 6.1: Introduction to Eigenvalues.
Mon, Nov 27 More on § 6.1.
Wed, Nov 29 § 6.2: Diagonalizing a Matrix.
Mon, Dec 4 § 6.4: Symmetric Matrices.
Wed, Dec 6 § 8.2: The Matrix of a Linear Transformation.
Mon, Dec 11 § 8.3: The Search for a Good Basis.

The final exam will be held on Wednesday, December 20th from 1:00pm to 3:15pm in our usual classroom.
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