Problem sets are due the following Monday, either in class or in my math dept. mailbox by 5 pm.
Course description:
This is a rigorous proof-based course course on linear algebra. List of topics:
vector spaces, linear independence, basis, span, dimension
linear maps, matrices, nullspace and range, invertibility and isomorphism
inner product, norm, orthogonal and orthonormal bases
nilpotent operators, generalized eigenvectors, the Jordan normal form
Prerequisites:
Linear algebra and calculus (Math 51).
While most of the material we will cover is in this book, some isn't. You are expected to come to class and take your own notes.
Grading:
Homework constitutes 30% of the grade.
The midterm exam constitutes 30% of the grade.
The final exam constitutes 40% of the grade.
Midterm and final exam:
will be closed-book (one 3" x 5" card of notes allowed).
Homework policy is: Please try to solve the problems on your own. If you're stuck, you can discuss but please list who you collaborated with on your problem set.
If the problems seem too hard, something's wrong - come and talk to me or to the CA.
Please try to write out complete arguments, using full sentences in a way that we can read them.