**Instructor: Professor J. D. Ward****Office:**305 Milner Hall**E-mail:**jward@math.tamu.edu**Phone:**845-7554 (math dept)**URL:**`http://www.math.tamu.edu/~jward/`**Office Hours**: MW, 3:30-4:45 and or by appointment.

**Catalogue Description:** MATH 423. * Linear Algebra II .* Eigenvalues, similarity and canonical forms, applications to differential equations and quadratic forms. Prerequisite:
MATH 304 or
MATH 323

** Required Text**
S. Axler, * Linear Algebra Done right*,
Springer.

**Syllabus**- Ch. 1: Vector Spaces (1.5 weeks)
- Ch. 2: Finite-Dimensional Vector Spaces (1.5 weeks)
- Ch. 3: Linear Maps (1.5 weeks)
- Ch. 4: Polynomials(1.5 weeks)
- Ch. 5: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors(2 weeks)
- Ch. 6: Inner Product Spaces(1 week)
- Ch. 7: Operators and Inner Product Spaces (2 weeks)
- Ch. 8: Operators on Complex Vector Spaces (2 weeks)
- Ch. 9&10: (1 week)

**Grading System & Tests:** Your grade will be
based on quizzes two in-class tests (** Thurs. February 21** &
**Thurs. March 28**) and a final exam (** Tuesday , May 7, 1:00-3:00**). The quizzes will be based on homework problems
and will count for 25%, each in-class test for 25% and the final for 25%. Your letter grade (after posssible curves)
will be assigned this way: 90-100%, A; 80-89%, B; 70-79%, C; 60-69%,
D; 59% or less, F.

**Make-up Policy:** I will give make-ups (or
satisfactory equivalents) only in cases authorized under *TAMU
Regulations*. In borderline cases, I will decide whether or not
the excuse is authorized. Also, if you miss a test, contact me as
soon as possible.

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** Academic Integrity Statement **

Honor Council Rules and Procedures

- assignment 1: ch. 1, p. 19 (Due Thurs. Jan. 24): 5 - 15
- assignment 2: ch. 2, p. 35 (Due Thurs. Jan. 31): 1 - 9, 12 - 14, 16, 17
- assignment 3: Ch. 3, p. 59 (Due Thurs. Feb. 7): 2, 5 - 10, 12 - 16
- assignment 4: Ch. 3, p. 59 (Due Thurs. Feb. 14): 19, 22 - 26
- assignment 5: Ch. 4, p. 73 (Problems related to Test I): 1, 2, 4, 5
- Exam I (Thurs. Feb. 21); test covers chapters 1-4 Preparation: know how to do all previously assigned homework and similar type problems
- assignment 6: Ch. 5, p. 94 (Due Thurs. March 7): 4, 5, 6, 8-12, 18, 20
- Assignment 7: Ch. 5, p. 94 (Due Thurs. March 21): 13, 14, 17, 19, 21
- Assignment 8: Ch. 6, p. 122 (for Test 2): 3, 4, 10, 14, 17, 21, 22, 24, 28
- Assignment 9: Ch. 7, p. 156 (Due Thurs. April 11): 2, 6, 8, 9, 16
- Assignment 10: Ch. 7, p. 156 (Due Tues. April 23): 15, 18, 23, 24, 26, 29, 31,33
- Additional homework needed for final exam (May 7): Ch. 8 (p. 188):1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 13, 14, 27