Prerequisite: MATH 106 or equivalent. Introduces linear algebra with emphasis on interpretation and the development of computational techniques. Topics include systems of equations; matrices are utilized for the interpretation of vector spaces, subspaces, independence bases, dimension, inner product, outerproduct, orthogonal and orthonormal sets. Also the transformation of matrices, matrix operations, inverses, conditions for invertibility, determinants and their properties. The characteristics equation and its eigenvalue are used for problem solving and the development of linear transformations. Three class hours weekly.