Review Sheet for Test 3 - Ch 1-4, 7, and Related LAMP Materials
1 8.5 x 11 sheet with writing on both sides allowed.
You may put anything you want that fits on your sheet.
Be sure to put the blue box on
vector space axioms 1 and 6 and their negations on
your sheet. (ie the subspace axioms), and any
definitions from things we have done in the past that you don't know
by heart (but,
you do NOT need the other vector space axioms or their negations).
Calculator allowed, but not necessary. You will sometimes
be asked to show by-hand
Test 1, Test 2, (review relevant problems set solution for
numerous problems on the tests), WebCT quizzes 2 and 3,
and Problem set 6 (see my solutions on WebCT). BE SURE TO ALSO
review class notes, 7.1, 7.2,
LAMP Ch 6 module 1 Section 2: Geometry of Eigenvalues up through
only exercise 2.1, LAMP Ch 6 module 2 Section 1 up through exercise 1.1 only,
and LAMP Ch 6 module 3 Eigenvector Analysis of Discrete Dynamical Systems,
and class notes on why diagonalization makes it easy to find
powers of a matrix A (from Tues the 10th class).
About half of the test will be on material from Chapter 7 and related
LAMP, and the other half of the test will be on Ch 1-4 and related material.
In addition to knowing how to set problems up and perform the relevant
(you need to be able to quickly multiply matrices by hand,
quickly take determinants by hand, quickly solve
systems of equations by hand and be able to find eigenvalues,
eigenvectors and the matrix P, if it exists, by
hand), you also need to know
examples and counterexamples.
Know the one proof:
7.1 p. 391 number 36 (we did this in class) -
Prove that lambda = 0 is an eigenvalue of A if and only if A is singular.
The test will be by hand, but you will be allowed to use
Maple. Be sure that you know how to input, use the commands,
and read and use the output from: