Matrices and Vectors

MATH 218D-2

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Course is well organized, with clear lectures and helpful discussion sections.
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Solving systems of linear equations, matrix factorizations and fundamental vector subspaces, orthogonality, least squares problems, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, the singular value decomposition and principal component analysis, applications to engineering problems. Intended primarily for students in engineering. Prospective math majors should take Mathematics 221 instead. Not open to students who have taken Mathematics 216 or 221. Recommended prerequisite: Mathematics 21, 121, 106L, or 111L.


Reserved for Pratt students. Prerequisite: Math 22, 112L, 122, 122L. Not open to students who have taken Math 216 or 221.

Curriculum Codes
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Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring