 
Summary: Syllabus
Math 254 Introduction to Linear Algebra Fall 2010
Class: TR 9:3010:45 P.M., Spear 23
Instructor: Dr. Rakhim Aitbayev, Weir 236, (575) 8355463, aitbayev@nmt.edu,
Office hours: TR 8:00 A.M.9:30 A.M., W 8:0010:00 A.M., 1:002:00 P.M.
Catalog description: Solution of linear systems, matrix algebra, rank, determinants, eigenvalues
and eigenvectors, numerical aspects of matrix calculations, introduction to vector spaces and
linear transformations, applications. Same as BCS 254. (3 cr, 3 cl. hr.)
Prerequisite: MATH 131 passed with grade C or better.
Course webpage: http://www.nmt.edu/aitbayev/math254
Announcements, homework assignments, and quiz and test solution keys will be posted on
the course webpage.
Course content: Chapters 17 of the textbook.
Textbook: Linear Algebra and Its Applications, third edition, by David C. Lay, AddisonWesley.
Textbook web support: www.laylinalgebra.com
Graded assignments: Tests, homeworks, quizzes, and the lab.
· The two lowest homework scores will not be counted in the final score.
· Announced quizzes will be given about once a week. The lowest quiz score will not be
counted in the final score.
· There will be 4 tests during the semester.
