SUNY at Stony Brook MAT 310: Linear Algebra
Fall 2014

General Information

Place and time: Lecture: TuTh 1:00pm-2:20pm, ESS 131
Recitation 1: Tu 4:00pm-4:53pm, Physics P112.
Recitation 2: M 10:00am-10:53am Lgt Engr Lab 152

Professor: Alexander Kirillov, <kirillov at>
Office hours: Tu 2:30-3:30 in Math P-143; Wed 11-1 in Math 3-112.

Recitation Instructor: Jaepil Lee

Course description: This course will focus on mathematical proofs as well as on computations. Some of the topics we will cover are: matrics and operations on matrices; determinants of matrices; vector spaces and subspaces; linear transformations and linear operators and their kernels and images; basis for vector space and the dimension of a vector space; eigenvalues, eigenvectors and the diagonalization of linear operators; the Cayley-Hamilton Theorem; inner product spaces; selfadjoint operators, normal operators, and orthogonal operators; the Spectral Theorem.

Textbook:Linear Algebra, 4th edition, by Stephen Friedberg, Arnold Insel and Lawrence Spence. Available at the University Bookstore or from

Exams, homeworks, and grading. There will be weekly homeworks, two midterms, and the final exam. Your final grade will be determined by the weighted average of the grades, using the following scheme:
Homeworks: 25%
Midterms: 20% each
Final Exam: 35%

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