Advanced LinearAlgebra

Spring 2018

Time and place:

Lecture: TuTh 2:30-3:50PM in Frey Hall 316

Recitation:  Monday 9AM Physics P117 with Mr. Ou


Introduction: This is an advanced mathematically rigorous course with complete proofs.  Topics covered will include vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, dual spaces and inner products, bilinear and quadratic functions and quotient vector spaces  Also the trace, determinant, 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 5-107
tel. 632-8283
E-mail: ebin@math.sunysb.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-2:30,  or by appointment

 Assistant: Mr. D. Ou, (dsou@math.stonybrook.edu) Office Hours: Tues 5:00-6:00PM in Math Tower 3-105.  Also Monday 10AM-11AM and Thursday 1:00-2:00PM in the Math Learning Center.

 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 Due the week of January 29

2nd assignment: Page 24, Problems 1ac, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 19, 20, 23, 24 Due the week of February 5

3rd assignment: Page 37, Problems 1, 5, 6; Page 43 Problems 3, 8; Page 49 Problem 13; Page 58 Problems 8, 9. Due the week of February 19

4th assignment:

Grading Policy: The overall numerical grade will be computed by the formula   15% Homework + 15% First Midterm Exam+ 20% 2nd Midterm Exam + 50% Final Exam   

  Midterm Exams: February 15 in class,


  Final Exam: Monday, May 14, 11:15AM-1:45PM

  FINAL EXAM REVIEW: Exam Review (coming eventually)

N. B. Use of calculators is not permitted in any of the examinations.

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