Math 152, WT2 2015, section 205, Instructor: Elyse Yeager

The main course webpage for Math 152 is here. This is your main source for information about this course. Our section's syllabus is here .

Review Sessions

Thursday, April 14, 1-3pm Math 100
Tuesday, April 19, 1-3pm Math 100

Extra Office Hours

Wednesday, April 13, 2-6pm
Friday, April 15, 2-5pm


If you need to get ahold of me, the best way is through email: My office is 229F in the mathematics bulding.
Office hours are scheduled for Mondays 1:00-2:00 and Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 in my office.

Optional Textbook

Introduction to Linear Algebra for Science and Engineering, by Daniel Norman and Dan Wolczuk


January 4-8: vectors and coordinate representation; vector length, dot product, projection. Notes sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
January 11-15: determinants; cross product; lines and planes in 2D and 3D and planes in 3D. 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
January 18-22: geometry of solutions of linear systems; linear dependence and independence; solving linear systems. 2.6, 3.1
January 25-29: solving linear systems (cont.); echelon form and rank; homogeneous equations and relationship to linear dependence; 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
February 1-5: resistor networks. 3.5
February 8-12: (Family Day); matrix multiplication; linear transformations. 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
February 22-26: rotations, projections and reflections in 2D; matrix representation and composition of linear transformations; random walks; transpose. 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
February 29-March 4: matrix inverse; determinants. 4.5, 4.6
March 7-11: complex numbers; complex exponential and polar form; 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
    Extra practice: complex determinants     Shortcuts
March 14-18: eigenvalues and eigenvectors; 6.1
March 21-24: Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, continued; powers of a matrix; application of eigen-analysis to random walks. 6.1, 6.2
March 29-April 1: vector differential equations. 6.3
March 29-April 1: application of vector DEs to electrical networks. 6.4

April 6-April 8: Review     April 8: More Review