Basic Linear Algebra
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A C T I V I T I E S

Semester: 2016-2017 Fall 

Instructors: Nurgül Gökgöz Küçüksakallı (Office: R205),

                     Necip Özfidan (Office: R203)

Office Hours:  

Necip Özfidan: Monday 11:40-13:10

                       Wednesday 11:40-13:10

 

Nurgül Gökgöz Küçüksakallı: Monday 12:20-13:10

                                                  Tuesday 14:20-15:10

                                                  Wednesday 12:20-13:10

 

Catalogue Description: Systems of linear equations. Matrices. Algebraic properties of matrix operations. Special types of matrices. Echelon form of a matrix. Solving linear systems by Gauss-Jordan reduction. Finding the inverse of a matrix by row reduction. Equivalent matrices. Determinants. Properties of determinants. Cofactor expansion. Inverse of a matrix (via its determinant). Other applications of determinants (Cramers rule). Vectors in the plane and in 3-space. Vector spaces. Subspaces. Span and linear independence. Basis and dimension. Row space. Null space.  Nullity and rank of a matrix. Homogeneos systems. Change of basis. Transition matrices. Orthogonalization. Linear transformations.  Kernel and range of a linear transformation.

Textbook:  Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications, 9th ed., B. Kolman and D. R. Hill,Pearson, 2008.

Reference Book: Elementary Linear Algebra with Supplemental Applications, International Student Version, 10th ed., H. Anton and C. Rorres, Wiley, 2010.
 

Evaluation Criteria: Two midterm examinations (30% each), one final examination (40%)

Exams:

Midterm Exam I: 27.10.2016 at 17:20

Midterm Exam II: 24.11.2016 at 17:20

Final Exam:  04.01.2017 at 10:00

Make-Up Exam: 16.01.2017 at 15:00

Resit Exam: 26.01.2017 at 12:30