Math 272: Linear Algebra with Applications (Fall 2019)

This course concerns the core theory of linear algebra, with specific attention to applications.

Help hours

  • My office hours in SMUD 401:
    • Tuesday 11:00-12:30
    • Wednesday 2:00-3:30
    • Friday 10:00-11:30
  • Allison Tanguay’s help hours:
  • Sam Rothberg’s help hours:
    • Tuesday 9-11pm in SMUD 207
    • Wednesday 8-10pm in SMUD 204

Handouts and other items


Problem sets will be posted here. All problem sets are due at 10pm, via Gradescope.

Fundamental Checks

Each fundemental check is a short quiz given in class on the day specified. These are quizzes on more rote aspects of the course. You may retake any check as many times as you wish by coming to office hours and asking for a new one (at most one per day). To allow you to drill the skills, I will provide a bank of samples for each check here (with answers included).

Mathematica Labs

  • Lab 1: Intro to Mathematica (W 9/18)
  • Lab 2: Linear combinations (F 10/4)
  • Lab 3: Least Squares (W 10/23)
  • Lab 4: Gram-Schmidt (F 11/8)
  • Lab 5: Google PageRank algorithm (W 12/10)