Professor John Beachy,
Watson 355, 753-6753, email: beachy@math.niu.edu
Office hours: 4:30 - 5:30 M W
COURSE:
LINEAR AND MULTILINEAR ALGEBRA (3)
The general theory of vector spaces,
linear transformations, and
matrices.
Topics selected from determinants,
tensor products,
canonical forms,
and bilinear and quadratic forms.
PREREQUISITE:
Math 240 and Math 420, or consent of department.
See MATH 240 summary
(pdf format, 8 pages)
and
Abstract Algebra OnLine
TEXTS:
Linear Algebra: An Introductory Approach,
by C.W. Curtis,
(Springer Verlag, 1984, ISBN 0387909923))
Elementary Linear Algebra,
8th Edition (2004),
by Kolman and Hill
TENTATIVE SYLLABUS: I plan to cover at the following sections.
HANDOUTS: Syllabus (as handed out in class) | Schedule of lectures (tentative)
ASSIGMENTS:
Hmwk Due Curtis Kolman 1 1/24 3 #10; 4 #2,6,7 3.2 #4,5,8 3.3 #13,15 2 1/31 4 #5,10; 5 #3 +1 3.4 #5,23 3.5 #3,6,16 3 2/07 6 #4,5; 7 #2,6,7 3.5 #14,23,29,31,32 4 2/14 10 #2,4,9 +1 5 2/26 The problem set is listed below. 6 3/21 19 #2,5,9,10 *** postponed till 3/26 7 3/28 The problems set is given below. 8 4/04 Curtis 15 #2,4,7,9 22 #3,5 9 4/16 Class Notes p 8 #1-5 Kolman 7.1 #7b; 7.2 #11c; 7.4 #19Homework 2 | Homework 4 | Homework 5 | Homework 7
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