Sebastian Casalaina

Linear Algebra

MATH 2130 Spring 2021

Course description

The official title of this course is Linear Algebra for Non-Mathematics Majors. With a strong focus on matrix methods, the course examines basic properties of systems of linear equations, vector spaces, inner products, linear independence, dimension, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues, eigenvectors and diagonalization. The course is recommended for students who do not plan to major in mathematics. Students who plan to major in mathematics are encouraged to take MATH 2135 instead. Prerequisites: MATH 2300 or APPM 1360.


MWF 9:10 AM -- 10:00 AM, meeting remotely via Zoom.

You are required to have a working camera and microphone for this course.

University of Colorado Academic Calendar

Office hours

F 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM or by appointment.


D. Lay, S. Lay, and J. McDonald, Linear Algebra and Its Applications (5th Edition), Pearson, 2016.


Grading will be approximately: Homework 10%, Quizzes 15%, Midterm I 25%, Midterm II 25%, Final 25%. Any aspect of this may be changed at any time.