Earth to Mars

Introduction to Linear Algebra

Linear algebra is the study of vector spaces and linear mappings between those spaces.  It simplifies systems of equations with high numbers of variables to be easily solved. This has applications in Quantum Mechanics and in Regression Analysis.

The prerequisites for this course are:  Calculus II

This course is a co- or prerequisite for: Classical Mechanics I 

Book resources 

Section 4.1 - Introduction To Eigenvalues And Eigenvectors

Section 4.2 - Determinants

Section 4.3 - Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of n X n Matrices

Section 4.4 - Similarity and Diagonalization

Section 4.5 - Iterative Methods for Computing Eigenvalues

Section 4.6 - Applications and the Perron-Frobenius Theorem