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## What is The Matrix?

The aim of this course is to provide students interested in
computer
science an introduction to vectors and matrices and their use in
CS
applications. The course will be driven by applications from
areas
chosen from among: combinatorial optimization, computer vision,
cryptography, game theory, graphics, information retrieval and
web
search, maching learning, and scientific visualization. For
example,
students will learn Google's PageRank method for ranking web
pages.
This course satisfies the linear algebra requirement for the
Computer
Science Sc.B.and the Applied-Math/CS Sc.B. and the Math/CS Sc.B.

There are no formal prerequisites, but students are expected to be comfortable with mathematics and programming.

Class meets in CIT 368 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 3:00-4:20. Additional lab hours to be arranged.

Final Exam is December 16, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm