# MA-461: Linear Algebra

## Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: MA-461 Linear Algebra

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 4, 1 Recitation Hour

Credits: 4

Pre-requisites (if any): MA-441 (with a grade of C or better)

Course Description in college catalog:

Vector spaces; systems of linear equations; determinants; linear operations; matrices; inner product spaces; eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Students will solve application problems using software.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

A.S. Engineering Science

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Students will investigate solutions of linear systems of equations and develop an intuition about vector spaces through familiarity with two- and three- dimensional Euclidean spaces, use matrices and determinants to represent linear transformations, and apply eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Students will derive and analyze proofs.

Program-specific outcomes

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Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

• Final: 30%
• Two Midterm Exams: 40%
• Homework (including Maple assignments): 20%
• Quiz:10%

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window.

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

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