Spring 2012

Time and place:

Lecture: MWF at 11:45 in the main library, room E4315

Recitations: M at 3:50PM in the main library, room N3085

                      Tu at 9:50AM  in the main library, room N3074

Introduction: This is a mathematically rigorous course with complete proofs.  Topics covered will include vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, and inner product spaces.  Also the charateristic and minimal polynomial of a linear operator and the Jordan form if time permits.

  Text Book: Linear Algebra Done Right   ( 2nd edition) by Sheldon Axler, Springer,  (c) 1997

Instructor: Prof. David Ebin
Math Tower 5-107
tel. 632-8283
E-mail: ebin@math.sunysb.edu

Office hours:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday , 10:40am-11:40am or by appointment

Assistant: Mr. Lloyd Smith
Math Tower S240C
E-mail: lloyd@math.sunysb.edu
Office Hours:   Tuesday 1:00-2:00pm

 Homework: Homework will be assigned every week.  Doing the homework is a fundamental part of the course work.  Problems should be handed in in your recitation section.
1st assignment:  page 19, problems 1,2,3,5,6,7,8    due the week of January 30.
2nd assignment: page 19, problems 9,11,13; page 35, problems 1,2,4,7,8,9,10 due the week of February 6.
3rd assignment: page 35, problems 11,12,13,15; page 59, problems 1,2,3,4,5,7  due the week of February 13
4th assignment: page 59, problems 9,13,15,16, 20,22,23,24,25,26  due the week of February 20
5th assignment: page 73, problems 1,2,4; page 94, problems 3,4,5,6,9,11,14 due the week of February 27
6th assignment: page 94, problems 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24; page 122, problems 2, 3 due the week of March 5
7th assignment: page 122, problems 4, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 21, 26, 27, 32  due the week of  March 19
8th assignment: page 158, problems 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 14, 16, 20  due the week of March 26
9th assignment: page 160, problems 21,22,23,24,26,27, 28,30,32,34  due the week of April 9
10th assignment:  click on:
10th assignment   due the week of April 23
11th assignment: page 188, problems 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18  due the week of  April 30

Grading Policy:
The overall numerical grade will be computed by the formula   20% Homework + 30 % Midterm Exam+ 50% Final Exam   

  Midterm Exam:  Wednesday, March 14, in  class

  Final Exam:  Wednesday, May 9, 2:15PM-4:45PM in Javits 101

 N. B. Use of calculators is not permitted in any of the examiniations.
  Special Needs: 
If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact on your ability to carry out assigned course work, I would urge you to contact the staff in the Disabled Student Services office (DDS), Room 113, humanities, 632-6748/TTD.  DSS will review your concerns and determine, with you, what accommodations are necessary and appropriate.  All information and documentation of disabilities is confidential.