INA, Ill. (May 1, 2014) – A special class is now available for Rend Lake College students interested in mathematics and engineering fields. Linear Algebra with Applications (MATH 2108) is a hybrid summer class with only four mandatory meeting dates this summer, giving students time to work and enjoy the summer.
Mathematics Professor Cindy Caldwell said the course will be perfect for the students who want to work throughout the summer and also move three credit hours closer to their degree. The mandatory meeting dates are from noon – 3 p.m. on June 18, July 2, 16, and 30. An optional class will be held at the same time on June 9 to introduce students to the online format. All meetings will be in the Academic Building, Room 205.
The class is also Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) approved, which means it will be accepted at all Illinois universities as a transfer course. RLC is one of only two community colleges that offer the special course.
The RLC catalog states the course is a “study of basic concepts and techniques of linear algebra, including systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformation, eigenvectors and applications, with emphasis on business and engineering problems.”