## MATH 0540 Honors Linear Algebra - (Spring 2019)

**Announcements:**

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**Information:**

Syllabus

**Course descriptions:**

Linear algebra for students of greater aptitude and motivation, especially mathematics and science concentrators with a good mathematical preparation. Matrices, linear equations, determinants, and eigenvalues; vector spaces and linear transformations; inner products; Hermitian, orthogonal, and unitary matrices; and Jordan normal forms. Provides a more extensive treatment of the topics in MATH 0520.

**Instructor information:**

Wai Yeung Lam (Course coordinator)

Email: lam<at>math<dot>brown<dot>edu

Office: Kassar 303 Office hours: T 1-2pm, W 2-3pm

Brian Freidin

Email: brian_freidin<at>brown.edu

Office: TBD Office hours: TBD

**Textbook: **Linear Algebra Done Wrong, by Sergei Treil. The book is available online: https://www.math.brown.edu/~treil/papers/LADW/LADW.html

**Reference: **Linear Algebra Done Right, by Sheldon Axler

Linear Algebra, 4th Edition by Stephen Friedberg, Arnold J. Insel, Lawrence E. Spence

**Grading: **The final grade will be weighted as follows

Homework 25% (The two lowest scores will be dropped.)
Midterm 1 20%
Midterm 2 20%
Final exam 35%
Any request due to foreseeable conflict has to be made one week in advance.

**Schedule:**

Jan 24: Course overview. Read examples in Sec 1.1. Homework: Ex 1.2(a)(c), 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, ~~ 2.2,2.3, 2.5.~~ (Due: Jan 31)

Note: For Ex 1.4,1.7,1.8, write down which axiom\assumption is used for every step.