MAT 310: Linear Algebra
Stony Brook University - Spring 2018
About the course
This is a mathematically rigorous course with complete proofs.
Topics covered will include vector spaces, linear maps, dual spaces, linear
transformations, eigenvalues, inner product spaces, the charateristic and
minimal polynomial of a linear operator, various classes of linear
operators and their normal forms.
- C or higher in MAT 211 or 308 or AMS 210;
- C or higher in MAT 200
- or a permission of instructor.
Linear Algebra Done Right ( 3nd edition) by Sheldon Axler, Springer, (c) 2015
Ph.D. 1974, Doctor Phys-Mat.Sci. 1983,
both from Leningrad State University.
Arrived at Stony Brook in 2007.
Office: Math Tower 5-110
Phone: (631) 632-8286
Email: oleg.viro AT stonybrook.edu
Web page: www.math.stonybrook.edu/~oleg
Research fields: Topology and Geometry,
especially low-dimensional topology
and real algebraic geometry.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm - 3:50pm in Library E4310,
Here are pdf files with slides for some of the lectures.
These files are designed for viewing on a computer screen.
Don't print them, because each contains more than one hundred pages,
most of which differ from the next page by a single line.
- Lecture 5 Spans, linear
independence and bases.
- Lecture 6 Dimension, linear maps,
null space and range.
- Lecture 7 Vector spaces of linear maps, isomorphisms, linear maps from $\mathbb F^n$.
- Lecture 8 Midterm 1,
coordinate systems, matrices, right-left classification of linear maps.
Homeworks are assigned once a week. Problems should be handed in
your recitation section.
- Page 11, Problems 1, 10, 11; Page 17, Problems 1, 2 Due the week of January 29.
- Page 24, Problems 1ac, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 19, 20, 23, 24 Due the week of February 5.
- 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.
- homework 4
- homework 5
- homework 6
Tuesdays 4:10pm - 6:00pm in Math Tower 5-110 or by appointment.
Benjamin Sokolowsky, PhD Student
Arrived at Stony Brook in 2013
Office: Math Tower 5-125B
Email: bsokolowsky AT math.stonybrook.edu
- MAT 310.R01 - M 9:00am - 9:53am
- MAT 310.R02 - Tu 8:30am - 9:23am
Office Hours: M 12:00pm-1:00pm
Math Learning Center Hours:
(in Math Tower Room S-235)
- M 10:00am-11:00am
- M 11:00am-12:00pm
The final grade will be based on
- Homeworks 10%,
- Quizes 10%,
- Midterm 1 15%,
- Midterm 2 20%,
- Final exam 45%.
There will be two in-class midterms.
The first midterm: February 15, 2:30pm-3:50pm.
The date of the second midterms will be announced later.
Final Exam: Monday, May 14, 11:15am-1:45pm.
If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that
may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support
or call (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.
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