
WELCOME TO MAT 310
LinearAlgebra
Fall 2017

Time and place:
Lecture: TuTh at 1:00PM
in Heavy Engineering, room 201
Recitations: R01: Tu at 4:00PM
in Earth and Space, room 069, Mr. Auyeung
R02: M at 10:00AM in Physics, room 112, Ms. Cho
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 (
3nd edition) by Sheldon Axler, Springer, (c) 2015
Instructor: 
Prof. David Ebin
Math Tower 5107
tel. 6328283
Email: ebin@math.sunysb.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:304:30, Th 2:303:30 or by appointment 
Assistants:
Ms.
D. Cho, (Dahye.Cho@Stonybrook.edu) Office Hours: Tu 4:305:30PM in Math
Tower S240A
Mr.
S. Auyeung, (Shamuel.Auyeung@Stonybrook.edu) Office Hours:
W:1:002:00PM in Math Tower S240A
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 11, problems 1,10,11; page 17,
problems 1,2; page 24, problems 1,3,7,8,11, due the week of September 11.
2nd assignment: page 37, problems
1,3,5,7,14,17; page 43, problems 3,6; page 48,problems 1,15, due the week of
September 18.
3rd assignment: page 57, problems
1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 13, 14; page 67, problems 1, 4, 13 due the week of September
25.
4th assignment: page 78, problems 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 12; page 88,
problems 1, 4, 13, 15 due the week of October 2.
5th assignment: page 98, problems
2, 4, 7, 8, 11abc; page 129, problems 2, 3, 4, 5 due the week of
October 9
6th assignment: page 129, problems
7, 8, 9; page 138, problems 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14 due the week of October 16
7th assignment: page 138, problems
16, 19, 23; page 153, problems 2,3,4,5,6,8,11 due the week of October 23
8th assignment: page 160, problems
1, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16 due the week of October 30.
9th assignment: page 175, problems
1, 4, 5, 11, 17 due the week of November 6
10th assignment: page 175, problems 19, 20, 22, 27, 28; page 189,
problems 2, 3, 5, 7, 13 due the week of November 13
11th assignment: page 201, problems
4, 5, 7, 9, 12; page 214, problems 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 due the week of November 20
12th assignment: no homework this week. The sections will
meet November 27 and 28. Come prepared with questions. Happy
thanksgiving.
13th assignment: page 214, problems 8, 11, 14, 16; page 223,
problems 2, 3, 5, 9, 11, 12 due the week of December 4
Practice assignment (not to be turned in or graded): page
231, problems 1,2,3,5,7,13; page 239, problems 1,2,4,10,18; page 304,
problems 1,2,5,7,8
Grading Policy: The overall numerical grade will be computed by the
formula 20% Homework + 30 % Midterm Exam+ 50% Final Exam
Midterm Exam: Thursday, November 2, in class
MIDTERM EXAM REVIEW: Exam
Review
Final Exam: Monday, December 18, 5:308:00PM in Javits 103, not
in the classroom.
FINAL EXAM REVIEW:
Exam Review (coming eventually)
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, 6326748/TTD. DSS will review your concerns and
determine, with you, what accommodations are necessary and
appropriate. All information and documentation of disabilities is
confidential.