Linear Algebra II

Math 423 Section 500--Spring 2018

TR: 11:10 - 12:25 BLOC 160

Instructor: Professor J. D. Ward
Office: Blocker 611
E-mail: jward@math.tamu.edu
Phone: 845-7554 (math dept)
URL: http://www.math.tamu.edu/~jward/
Office Hours: MW, 3:00-4:15 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 (3rd Ed.), 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 15 & Thurs. March 29) and a final exam ( Thursday , May 3, 3:00-5:00). 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.

Note: Q-drop deadline is Tuesday, April 17, 5:00PM

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