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WebWork problems:
These problems are very important. We will discuss most of them in class.
Please be sure that you understand these problems thoroughly as you might be asked to present
some of these problems in class.
Written assignments: These problems will graded in detail and are due once a week on
Wednesdays. You should make sure that they are wellwritten.
Participation assignments: Every week a student will receive a participation grade, each instructor will
inform students how students will be evaluated.
Week 10
Wednesday, June 2:

Topic: Review
We will review the main ideas in Linear Algebra!

Monday, May 31:

Memorial Day! Enjoy the day off

Week 9
Friday, May 28:

Topic: The Principle Component Analysis (PCA ) and applications
Applications will differ per section, sample applications include data analysis and
face recognition algorithms.
 WebWork Review (No due date)
 Suggested Homework: Suggested Written Homework: Sect. 7.4 # 7, 12, 15, 18 (This will not be collected)
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Wednesday, May 26:

Topic: Image compression and the JPEG algorithm
We continue discussion on image compression, we discuss a change of basis algorithm used to
store images and how it applies to image compression.
 WebWork Sec. 7.4 (due Friday before class)
Reading Homework: Read Section 7.4 and watch the videos (due today at the beginning of class)
 Suggested Written Homework:7.4 # 7, 12, 15, 18
(This will not be collected)
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Monday, May 24:

Topic: The Singular Value Decomposition and applications
Introduction to Singular Value Decomposition and application to data compression.
 WebWork Sec. 7.4 (due Wednesday before class)
Reading Homework: Read Section 7.4 and watch the videos (due today at the beginning of class)
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Week 8
Friday, May 21:

Topic: The Page Rank Algorithm
Today we give an application of Markov chains to search engines.
 WebWork Review (due Wednesday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Section 7.4 (due Wednesday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #8
(due Wed. May 12 at 10PM EST or before )
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Wednesday, May 19:

Topic: Markov chains and the power method
Today we will discuss the basics of Markov chains and the power method for approximating
eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
 WebWork Sec. 4.9 and 5.8 (due Friday before class)
Reading Homework: Read Section 7.4 and watch the videos (due Monday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #8
(due Wed. May 26 at 10PM EST or before )
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Monday, May 17:

Topic: Orthogonally diagonalizable and symmetric matrices
Today we discuss symmetric matrices and orthogonal diagonalization. Including the
spectral decomposition theorem.
 WebWork Sec. 7.1 (due Wednesday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Section 4.9 and 5.8 and watch the videos (due Monday at the beginning of class)
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Week 7
Friday, May 14:

Topic: Orthogonal Projections and the GramSchmidt Process
Today we will learn how to compute orthogonal bases using the orthogonal decomposition
theorem and we will talk about an application of the best approximation theorem to
finding least square solutions.
 WebWork 6.4 (due Monday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Sect. 7.1 and watch the videos (due Monday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #7
(due Wed. May 19 at 10PM EST or before )
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Wednesday, May 12:

Topic: Orthogonal Projections
Today we will be studying orthogonal projections, the orthogonal decomposition theorem and
the best approximation theorem.
 WebWork Sec. 6.2 and 6.3 (due Friday before class)
Reading Homework: Read Section 6.4 and watch the videos (due Friday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #7
(due Wed. May 19 at 10PM EST or before )
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Monday, May 10:

Topic: The Inner Product, length, orthogonal complements and orthogonality
Today we will be learning about the inner product and how this leads to definitions of
length, distance, angle and orthogonality. We define orthogonal complement and define
Row A which is the orthogonal complement of Nul A. We will define what it means for a basis to be
orthogonal.
 WebWork Sec. 6.1 (due Wednesday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Section 6.2 and 6.3 and watch the videos (due Monday at the beginning of class)
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Week 6
Friday, May 7:

Topic: Diagonalization and connections to linear transformations.
We will learn how to diagonalize a matrix and understand how this is a factorization problem.
We will also make connections to linear transformations.
 WebWork Sec. 5.3 and 5.4 (due Monday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Sect. 6.1 and 6.2 and watch the videos (due Monday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #6
(due Wed. May 12 at 10PM EST or before )
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Wednesday, May 5:

Topic: The characteristic equation and the characteristic polynomial of a matrix. We
will learn about similar matrices and how it connects to the problem of finding eigenvalues
and eigenvectors.
We will learn how to compute the eigenvalues and about multiplicities of eigenvalues.
 WebWork Sec. 5.2 (due Friday before class)
Reading Homework: Read Section 5.3 and 5.4 and watch the videos (due Friday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #6
(due Wed. May 12 at 10PM EST or before )
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Monday, May 3:

Topic: Computing the Eigenvectors of a matrix
Today we will be learning how to compute the eigenvectors when we are given the eigenvalues.
We will also show that eigenvectors corresponding to distinct eigenvalues are linearly independent.
 WebWork Sec. 5.1 (due Wednesday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Section 5.2 and watch the videos (due Wednesday at the beginning of class)
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Week 5
Friday, April 30:

Topic: The determinant of a matrix and its properties
We will describe two ways to compute the determinant of a matrix and study its properties.
 WebWork Sec. 3.1 and 3.2 (due Monday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Sect. 5.1 and 5.2 and watch the videos (due Monday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #5
(due Wed. May 5 at 10PM EST or before )
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Wednesday, April 28:

Topic: Matrix of a linear transformation, change of coordinates matrix and the matrix of the composition
of linear tranformations.
We will continue the discussion from Monday, we will learn how to compute the change of coordinates matrix and
the matrix of the composition.
 WebWork Sec. 4.7 and 5.4 (due Friday before class)
Reading Homework: Read Section 3.1 and 3.2 and watch the videos (due Friday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #5
(due Wed. May 5 at 10PM EST or before )
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Monday, April 26:

Topic: The matrix of a linear transformation T : V > W and the change of coordinates Matrix.
We will define an m x n matrix for any linear tranformation from an ndimensional vector space V
to an mdimensional vector space W. We will obtain the change of coordinates matrix as a special
case when T is the identity transformation.
 WebWork Sec.4.4 and 5.4 (due Wednesday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Section 4.4, 4.7 and 5.4 and watch the videos
(due Wednesday at the beginning of class )
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Week 4
Friday, April 23:

Topic: Inverse of a Matrix
Sec. 2.9 Coordinates, dimension and rank
Today we define the coordinate map, define dimension and rank.
 WebWork Sec. 2.9 (due Monday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Sect. 4.4, 4.7 and 5.4 and watch the videos (due Monday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #4 (due Wed. April 28 at 10PM EST or before )
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Wednesday, April 21:

Topic: Linear independent sets and bases
Sec. 4.3
Today we discuss linear independent sets for any vector space and define bases for any vector space.
We discuss how to get bases from spanning sets and how to compute bases for Nul A and Col A.
 WebWork Sec. and 4.3 (due Friday before class)
Reading Homework: Read Section 2.9 and watch the videos (due Friday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #4
(due Wed. April 28 at 10PM EST or before)
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Monday, April 19:

Topic: Inverse Matrix Theorem and connections to linear transformations
Sec. 2.3:
Today we learn the Inverse Matrix Theorem (IMT) we discuss the composition of linear transformations,
define the inverse of an invertible linear transformation.
 WebWork Sec. 2.3 (due Wednesday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Section 4.3 and watch the videos (due Monday at the beginning of class)
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Week 3
Friday, April 16:

Topic: Inverse of a Matrix
Sec. 2.2
Today we will learn an algorithm for finding the inverse of a matrix based on the elementary
row operations. We will also see that elementary row operations have matrix representations.
We will also discuss the linear system Ax=b when A is invertible.
 WebWork Sec. 2.1 (due Monday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Sect. 2.3 and watch the videos (due Monday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #3 (due Wed. April 21 at 10PM EST or before )
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Wednesday, April 14:

Topic: Onetoone and onto linear transformations and Matrix operations
Sec. 1.9 and 2.1
Today we will study onetoone and onto linear trasformations and see how this connects to
the fundamental questions that we have been discussing in class.
 WebWork Sec. and 2.1 (due Friday before class)
Reading Homework: Read Section 2.2 and watch the videos (due Friday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #3
(due Wed. April 21 at 10PM EST or before)
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Monday, April 12:

Topic: Linear Transformations
Sec. 4.2 and 1.9:
Today we will learn about linear transformations, the kernel and the range of a linear transformation
and how these relate to Nul A and Col A for a matrix A.
 WebWork Sec. 4.2 and 1.9 (due Wednesday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Section 1.9 and 2.1 and watch the videos (due Monday at the beginning of class)
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Week 2
Friday, April 9:

Topic: Introduction to Vector Spaces, null space, column space.
Today we will learn the general framework for what we have been doing. This will help us apply more
general theorems and get a better understanding of what we have been doing.
 WebWork Sec. 4.1 and 4.2 (due Monday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Sect. 4.2 and 1.9 and watch the videos (due Monday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #2 (due Wed. April 14 at 10PM EST or before)
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Wednesday, April 7:

Topic: Linear Independence
Today we will learn about linear independent sets and connections to linear systems.
 WebWork Sec. 1.7 (due Friday before class)
Reading Homework: Read Section 4.14.2 and watch the videos (due Friday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #2
(due Wed. April 14 at 10PM EST or before)
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Monday, April 5:

Topic: The Matrix Equation Ax=b and its solutions
Today we will continue discussing the matrix equation Ax=b and introduce homogeneous
systems and relate solutions to homogeneous systems to solutions of Ax=b in general.
 WebWork Sec. 1.5 (due Wednesday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Section 1.7 and watch the videos (due Monday at the beginning of class)
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Week 1
Friday, April 2:

Topic: Vector Equations; Matrix Equations
Today we will learn how to interpret a system of linear equations both as a vector equation or as
a matrix equation.
 WebWork Sec. 1.3 and 1.4 (due Monday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Sect. 1.5 and watch the videos (due Monday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #1 (due Wed. April 7 at 10PM EST or before)
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Wednesday, March 31:

Topic: Row Reduction and Echelon Forms
Today we will learn about solving systems of linear equations and converting one system to another
system with the same solution set.
 WebWork Sec. 1.2 (due Friday before class)
Reading Homework: Read Section 1.31.4 and watch the videos (due Friday at the beginning of class)
 Written Homework: Homework Set #1
(due Wed. April 7 at 10PM EST or before)
Submit the homework using Gradescope.
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

Monday, March 29:

Topic: Linear Systems of Equations
Today we will have an introduction to the course as well as introduce systems of linear equations and
solutions to these systems.
 WebWork Sec. 1.1 (due Wednesday before class)
 Reading Homework: Read Section 1.2 and watch the videos (due Wednesday at the beginning of class)
 Discussion Homework: Make sure to visit and post in the Discussion page for Canvas.

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