Dec 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MTH 261 - Introduction to Linear Algebra

2 Credit(s)

The course covers systems of linear equations, vectors, matrices, determinants, linear transformations, dot product and cross product, and eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Intended for engineering majors where MTH 261 & MTH 253 satisfy the MTH 306 requirement at OSU.

Prerequisite: MTH 252  completed with a grade of C- or better within the past five years.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply properties of matrix algebra to solve systems of linear equations
  2. Apply properties of vector algebra to solve two- and three-dimensional geometric problems
  3. Describe a linear transformation given the corresponding matrix, and find a matrix given the description of the linear transformation
  4. Test a set of vectors for linear independence 5. Solve eigenvalue/eigenvector problems

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