MATH 221  LINEAR ALGEBRA  PREREQUISITES   MATH 112 with a C or better    INTENDED AUDIENCE   This course is useful for students interested in a career in (among other areas) mathematics, operations research, physics, engineering, or teaching secondary school math.     TRANSFERABILITY   UBC, SFU, UVic, Open University, TWU.    ALL THIS AND BEAUTY, TOO.   Linear algebra is an incredibly powerful set of tools with applications in many widely differing areas, including computer graphics, cryptography, physics, engineering, biology, chemistry, economics, commerce, and most areas of modern mathematics.     JOIN US IN VECTOR SPACE – DEFINE YOUR OWN SUBSPACE.   This course is generally considered a student’s first "abstract" course. It provides a bridge between the intuitive, computational approach used in firstyear calculus and the more sophisticated, formal approach used in upperlevel courses. You can expect to think about questions you’ve never considered before, such as "When does AB not equal BA?", "What exactly is an algebra?", and "How do I know when I’ve proved something?" You can expect to wrestle with proofs and with the difficulties of expressing yourself clearly and concisely. You can also expect to be amazed at how seemingly bizarre constructions produce useful results for a wide variety of applications.   The sophistication that you develop during this course is extremely important for your success in future mathematics courses. The mathematics that you learn in the course will turn up over and over again in all kinds of courses. 

