MATH 461, LINEAR ALGEBRA FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
FALL, 2003
Instructor:
Konstantina Trivisa:
 Office: 4103 Mathematics Bldg
 Phone: (301) 4055067
 Office Hours: (Fall 2003)
Tu Th 10:0011:15am
 Email:
trivisa@math.umd.edu
MATH461 presents the main concepts and
terminology of linear algebra that play an essential role in science
and engineering. For example, linear algebra is used in signal
processing, control systems engineering,
structural analysis, largescale computations, robotics, computer
graphics, environmental science, and many areas in physics.
Prerequisites:
Required: MATH 141; also one MATH/STAT course for
which MATH 141 is a prerequisite.
Main Text:

David C. Lay,
Linear Algebra and its Applications
Class Times: Tuesday and Thursday: 2:00pm  3:15pm.
Location: MTH 0303.
Homework and Quizzes: Homework will be assigned once a
week.
There will be given approximately ten homeworks during the semester from which
only the best eight homeworks will count towards your grade. Missing two
or scoring low on them will not count against you.
Grading (approximate):
 Homework: 20%
 Midterms I & II: 40%
 Final: 40%
Chapter1Homework
Chapter2Homework
Chapter3Homework
Chapter4Homework
Chapter5Homework
Chapter6Homework