MATH 2131 - Linear Algebra Labs w/MATLAB - University of Houston
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MATH 2131 - Linear Algebra Labs w/MATLAB

***This is a course guideline.  Students should contact instructor for the updated information on current course syllabus, textbooks, and course content***

Text:  Linear Algebra and Its Applications (5th Edition) [Hardcover], David C. Lay. ISBN­: 9780321982384

Prerequisite: Credit for, or concurrent enrollment in, MATH 2318.

Course Description: This course is intended for Math majors. These labs reinforce key concepts of linear algebra using a variety of class-tested MATLAB exercises. No prior knowledge of, or experience with, MATLAB is required. MATLAB commands will be introduced gradually.

Software: MATLAB Student Version (preferably R2015B version or higher)

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand basic MATLAB structure and functions.
  2. Enter and manipulate different types of matrices and functions of matrices in MATLAB.
  3. Understand how to read in and manipulate data from external sources such as text files in
  4. Be able to apply fundamental principles of Linear Algebra to application in MATLAB pro-


Course Policies:

  • General:
    • Students are expected to gain access to the online classroom prior to the beginning of the second week of courses. Students are expected to contact UIT to resolve any issues they may experience.
    • Students are expected to download the MATLAB Student Version R2015B or higher from UIT courseware and create an account with MATLAB prior to the beginning of the second week of courses. This software is freely available to all students enrolled at the University of Houston. Students are expected to contact UIT to resolve any issues they may experience
  • Grades: Please consult your instructor's syllabus regarding any and all grading guidelines.
  • Projects and Assignments:
    • Students are encouraged to work with peers. However, students are expected to turn in their own projects and assignments. A student may not turn in another’s work or code as their own work! Do not simply copy! Offering and accepting exact solutions from others is an act of plagiarism, which is a serious offense and all involved parties will be penalized according to the Academic Honesty Policy.
  • Attendance and Absences:
    • Attendance will not be taken regularly. However, it is imperative for your understanding and clarity on assignments and projects that you attend class.
    • Students are responsible for all missed work, regardless of the reason for absence. It is also the absentee’s responsibility to get all missing notes or materials.


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