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Linear Algebra I (Revision 6)
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Mathematics Diagnostic Assessment. This online test contains 70 questions that will help you assess your mathematical skills. Based on your score we will recommend which Athabasca University mathematics course you are likely ready to take successfully.
Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Science
Centre: Centre for Science
MATH 270 has a Challenge for Credit option.
MATH 270 is suggested for students in the Science and Administrative Studies programs. The course covers systems of linear equations, matrices, vectors in two and three dimensions, linear vector spaces, and applications of linear algebra including the simplex method.
Unit 1: Systems of Linear Equations
Unit 2: Matrix Arithmetic
Unit 3: Elementary Matrices and the Matrix Inverse
Unit 4: Determinants I: Cofactor Expansion and Cramer's Rule
Unit 5: Determinants II: Further Properties
Unit 6: Vectors in Two and Three Dimensions
Unit 7: Lines and Planes in Three Dimensions
Unit 8: Introduction to Vector Spaces
Unit 9: General Vector Spaces
Unit 10: Linear Programming: Geometric Method
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To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Anton, H. Elementary Linear Algebra, 9th ed. New York: Wiley, 2005.
Anton, H., and C. Rorres. Student Solution Manual (to accompany) Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications, 9th ed. New York: Wiley.
Anton, H., and C. Rorres. Applications of Linear Algebra with Solutions (Custom publication for Athabasca University). Mississauga, ON: Wiley, 2014. This textbook comprises Chapter 10 of H. Anton and C. Rorres Elementary Linear Algebra: Applications Version, 10th ed. New York: Wiley, 2010.
The online course materials include a study guide, and a student manual.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
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Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
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Opened in Revision 6, July 30, 2009.
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Updated July 07 2014