Math 257: Linear Algebra with Computational Applications

This information applies to the 8-week 2021 Summer Semester course.


Introductory course incorporating linear algebra concepts with computational tools, with real world applications to science, engineering and data science. Topics include linear equations, matrix operations, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, inner products and norms, orthogonality, linear regression, equilibrium, linear dynamical systems and the singular value decomposition. Credit is not given for both MATH 257 and any of MATH 125, MATH 225, MATH 227, MATH 415 or ASRM 406


Math 257 syllabus.pdf


MATH 220 or MATH 221CS 101 or equivalent programming experience.

Credit Hours



Summer Semester courses have fixed tuition rates based on your College, year in school, and other factors. Summer tuition rate information.


This course uses the Moodle online system and PrairieLearn. You will need a stable internet access, sufficient bandwidth and data allowance for using a webcam and microphone on Zoom. 

Lecture: Asynchronous online (four hours a week).
Labs: Synchronous online on Zoom. Meets 2 hours/week on Tuesday/Thursday: 10am CDT.

Discussion Sections: Synchronous online on Zoom. Meets 2 hours/week on Monday/Wednesday: 10am CDT.


This course has three 50-minute midterm tests and a 3-hour final exam. For exam dates, please visit our Summer Exams page.

Note: This course uses the College of Engineering Computer-Based Testing Facility (CBTF) for its quizzes and exams.

Course Options

Course Timeline: This is an 8-week Summer Semester II course with fixed dates for submitting homework assignments and taking exams. Course Start Date is 6-14-21 and End Date is 8-5-21 plus finals. No extensions are allowed in this course.