403/503 – Syllabus

Math 403/503: Advanced linear algebra.

Instructor: Andrés E. Caicedo.
Contact Information: See here.
Time: MWF 1:40-2:30 pm.
Place: Mathematics/Geosciences building, Room 124.
Office Hours: MF 10:40-11:30 am. 
Text: Axler, Sheldon. Linear algebra done right. Springer, 2nd edition (1997).

Contents: Math 403/503 is intended to be a second course in linear algebra, where an abstract approach emphasizing the role of linear transformations is preferred to a more computational approach based on properties of matrices. From Course Description in the Department’s site:

Concepts of linear algebra from a theoretical perspective. Topics include vector spaces and linear maps, dual vector spaces and quotient spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, inner product spaces, adjoint transformations, orthogonal and unitary transformations, Jordan normal form..  

Grading: Based on homework. Homework is due a week after it is stated, and no late homework is allowed. If it proves necessary, we will have a final exam at the end of the course. 

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