Jan 21, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
    
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

MAT 295 - Linear Algebra I

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Course Description: Topics include: methods of solving systems of linear equations; linear independence and dependence; matrix algebra; determinants; vector spaces; and basis, dimension and rank. Applications from the business, science and engineering fields will be included.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of MAT 291 with a C or better
General Education Elective(s): Math all programs
Note(s): A TI - 83+ or 84+ graphing calculator is required.


Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Solve systems of linear equations in a variety of ways including row-reduction, matrix inverses, and Cramer’s Rule.
  • Determine the determinant of a matrix.
  • Examine the relationship between matrices and vector spaces including null space, basis, dimension, and rank.
  • Perform operations of matrix algebra and appreciate the relationship between matrices and transformations.
  • Model real-world applications using matrices.


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