MATH 21B: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

MATH 21B: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

Harvard College/GSAS: 1771, Spring 2018

Oliver Knill

Sections are offered on MWF at 9, 10, 11, 12, TTh 10-11:30 and TTh 11:30-1

We have an information meeting on Monday January 22 from 8:30-9:00 AM in SC Hall B.

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Linear algebra is the foundation for many structures across the sciences. We study matrices and related topics such as linear transformations and linear spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. Applications include dynamical systems including nonlinear systems, data fitting, ordinary and partial differential equations, and Fourier series.

First meeting in spring: Monday January 22, 8:30- 9:00 am, Science Center B.

This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the General Education requirement for Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 1b or equivalent. While Mathematics 21a is commonly taken before Mathematics 21b, it is not a prerequisite.

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