Summer 2019 - MATH 338 D100

Advanced Linear Algebra (3)

Class Number: 1981

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    WMC 2220, Burnaby

    Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    AQ 5005, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 6, 2019
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    SWH 10041, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MATH 340 or 332 or permission of the instructor.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Linear Algebra. Vector space and matrix theory. Students with credit for MATH 438 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Vector Spaces
Linear Transformations and Matrices
Elementary Matrix Operations and Systems of Linear Equations
Determinants
Elementary Canonical Forms
Inner Product Spaces and their operators
Rational and Jordan Canonical Forms
Bilinear Forms

Topics taken from: Matrix Limits and Markov Chains, Quadratic Forms, Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, Singular Value Decomposition.

Grading

  • Assignments (11 weekly assignment, lowest score dropped) 10%
  • Midterm (One midterm) 25%
  • Final Exam 60%
  • Online Participation (weekly posts on the online forum Piazza) 5%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Linear Algebra (5th edition)
Friedberg, Insel, Spence
Publisher: Pearson; 5th edition (2019)

ISBN: 978-0134860244

RECOMMENDED READING:

Abstract Algebra (3rd edition)
Dummit and Foote
Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (July 14 2003)

ISBN: 978-0471433347

Registrar Notes:

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