 
Summary: Syllabus
Math 454 Linear Algebra
Spring 2011
Instructor:
Dr. Rakhim Aitbayev, Weir 236, (575) 8355463, aitbayev@nmt.edu
Office hours: TR 8:309:30 A.M., F 1:303:30 P.M.
Class time and place:
TR 11:0012:15 P.M., Weir 129
Course catalog description:
MATH 454, Linear Algebra, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs. Prerequisites: Math 254 and 352, each passed
with grade C or better. Finite dimensional vector spaces. Linear transformations.
Equivalence and similarity of matrices. Eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Canonical forms.
Textbook:
Linear Algebra, by S. H. Friedberg, A. J. Insel, and L. E. Spence, fourth edition,
Prentice Hall, ISBN 0130084514 (required)
Course webpage:
http://www.nmt.edu/aitbayev/math454/
Homework:
Homework assignments will be posted on the course webpage. Homework problems
require individual work and detailed proofs. Late homeworks are accepted only until
