Spring 2024

Linear Algebra with Applications

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-272


Xiaoqian Gong (Section 01)


The study of vector spaces over the real and complex numbers, introducing the concepts of subspace, linear independence, basis, and dimension; systems of linear equations and their solution by Gaussian elimination; matrix operations; linear transformations and their representations by matrices; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; and inner product spaces. This course will feature both proofs and applications, with special attention paid to applied topics such as least squares and singular value decomposition.

Requisite: MATH 211 or 220, or consent of the instructor. This course and MATH 271 may not both be taken for credit. Limited to 25 students. Fall and Spring semester: The Department. 

How to handle overenrollment: Preference is given to sophomores, and to students for whom Linear Algebra contributes to their major. Students may be moved to another section that fits their course schedule.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Problem sets, In-class group work, In-class quizzes or exams, Use of computational software.

MATH 272 - LEC

Section 01
M 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM SMUD 014
W 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM SMUD 014
F 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM SMUD 014


Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Fall 2024, Spring 2025