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Class  Date  Topic  Homework problems (to be turned in) 
1  Tuesday September 22 
Welcome to Math 206 1.1: Systems of Linear Equations 
HW 1 Due on Tuesday 9/29: Exercises 1.1: 1, 4, 7, 11, 17, 19, 23, 24 
2  Thursday September 24 
1.1: Systems of Linear Equations 1.2: Row Reduction and Echelon Forms 
HW 1 Due on Tuesday 9/29: Exercises 1.2: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 33 
3  Friday September 25 
Introduction to Maple 1.2: Row Reduction and Echelon Forms 

4  Monday September 28 
1.3: Vector Equations  HW 2 Due on Tuesday 10/6: Exercises 1.3: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 
5  Tuesday September 29 
HW 1 Due Quiz 1 on 1.11.2 1.4: The Matrix Equation Ax=b 
HW 2 Due on Tuesday 10/6: Exercises 1.4: 110, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 
6  Thursday October 1 
1.5: Solution Sets of Linear Systems  HW 2 Due on Tuesday 10/6: Exercises 1.5: 110, 24(a), (c), (e), 25, 27, 33, 34 
7  Friday October 2 
Maple Lab: Applications of Linear Systems  
8  Monday October 5 
1.7: Linear Independence  HW 3 Due on Thursday 10/15: Exercises 1.7: 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 21, 22, 2330, 3338 
9  Tuesday October 6 
HW 2 Due Quiz 2 on 1.31.5 1.8: Introduction to Linear Transformations 
HW 3 Due on Thursday 10/15: Exercises 1.8: 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 29, 30 
10  Thursday October 8 
1.9: The Matrix of a Linear Transformation  HW 3 Due on Thursday 10/15: Exercises 1.9: 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 16, 18, 23, 24, 29, 30 
11  Friday October 9 
Work on Applications of Linear Systems Lab  
12  Monday October 12 
Lab Assignment 1 Due 2.1: Matrix Operations 
HW 3 Due on Thursday 10/15: Exercises 2.1: 19 odd, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 27 
13  Tuesday October 13 
Review for Exam 1  
14  Thursday October 15 
HW 3 Due (1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 2.1) Inclass Exam 1 

15  Friday October 16 
NO CLASS  
16  Monday October 19 
2.2: The Inverse of a Matrix  HW 4 Due on Tuesday 10/27: Exercises 2.2: 1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 1324, 31, 37 
17  Tuesday October 20 
2.2: The Inverse of a Matrix 2.3: Characterizations of Invertible Matrices 
HW 4 Due on Tuesday 10/27: Exercises 2.3: 18, 11, 12, 15, 16, 27, 33 
18  Thursday October 22 
2.3: Characterizations of Invertible Matrices Begin discussion of Lab 2 

19  Friday October 23 
Maple Lab Viewable Maple file for multiplying matrices and finding inverses Viewable Maple file for finding the LU decomposition of a matrix 
Lab 2 due on Monday 11/2 
20  Monday October 26 
2.8: Subspaces of R^n  HW 5 Due on Tuesday 11/3: Exercises 2.8: 5, 7(c), 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21(b),(c),(d), 22(b),(c),(d), 23, 24, 27, 28, 29 
21  Tuesday October 27 
Quiz 3 on 2.22.3 HW 4 Due (2.2, 2.3) 2.8: Subspaces of R^n 2.9: Dimension and Rank 

22  Thursday October 29 
2.9: Dimension and Rank  HW 5 Due on Tuesday 11/3: Exercises 2.9: 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17(c),(d), 18(a),(d),(e), 19, 20, 21, 23, 24 
23  Friday October 30 
NO CLASS  
24  Monday November 2 
Lab Assignment 2 Due 3.1: Introduction to Determinants 
HW 6 Due on Tuesday 11/10: Exercises 3.1: 5, 6, 11, 12, 1924, 3336, 37, 38 
25  Tuesday November 3 
Quiz 4 on 2.82.9 HW 5 Due (2.8, 2.9) 3.2: Properties of Determinants 
HW 6 Due on Tuesday 11/10: Exercises 3.2: 1520, 21, 22, 25, 26, 29, 3136, 39, 40 
26  Thursday November 5 
Summary of 3.2: Properties of Determinants 5.1 (part 1): Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors 
HW 6 Due on Tuesday 11/10: Exercises 5.1 (part 1): 16, 19 
27  Friday November 6 
NO CLASS  
28  Monday November 9 
5.1 (part 2): Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors 5.2: The Characteristic Equation 
HW 7 Due on Tuesday 11/17: Exercises 5.1 (part 2): 7, 8, 11, 14, 17, 18, 25, 26 
29  Tuesday November 10 
Quiz 5 on 3.1, 3.2, 5.1 (part 1) HW 6 Due (3.1, 3.2, 5.1 (part 1)) 5.2: The Characteristic Equation 
HW 7 Due on Tuesday 11/17: Exercises 5.2: 3, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 24 
30  Thursday November 12 
5.2: The Characteristic Equation 5.3: Diagonalization 

31  Friday November 13 
Maple Lab 3 (Determinants) due on Friday 11/20  
32  Monday November 16 
Review  
33  Tuesday November 17 
Inclass Exam 2 HW 7 Due (5.1 (part 2), 5.2) 

34  Thursday November 19 
5.3: Diagonalization  HW 8 Due on Monday 11/23: Exercises 5.3: 1, 6, 7, 9, 11, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29 
35  Friday November 20 
Maple Lab 3 Due Maple Lab 4 (Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors) 

36  Monday November 23 
Quiz 6 (5.3) HW 8 Due (5.3) 6.1: Inner Product, Length, and Orthogonality 
This assignment will not be collected, but you should complete it to prepare for Quiz 7 and the final exam: 6.1: 18, 917 odd, 19(a),(b),(c), 20(a),(b),(c),(d), 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 31 
37  Tuesday November 24 
NO CLASS  
Thursday November 27 
No class: Thanksgiving  
Friday November 28 
No class: Thanksgiving  
38  Monday November 30 

39  Tuesday December 1 
Quiz 7 (6.1) 6.2: Orthogonal Sets 
This assignment will not be collected, but you should complete it to prepare for the final exam: 6.2: 113 odd, 23(a),(c),(d), 24(a),(b),(d),(e), 27, 29, 32 
40  Thursday December 3 
6.2: Orthogonal Sets  This assignment will not be collected, but you should complete it to prepare for the final exam: 6.2: 113 odd, 23(a),(c),(d), 24(a),(b),(d),(e), 27, 29, 32 
41  Friday December 4 
Maple Lab 4 Due on Wednesday, December 9 Work on Maple Lab 4 