Textbook: Axler, Sheldon, Linear Algebra done right, 2nd Edition, Springer ISBN
... Structure: This course is primarily aimed at math majors and students ...
Elementary Linear Algebra (Math 515) Class meeting times: TU 1:05‐2:30, Cardwell 130 Instructor: Ricardo Castano‐Bernard, e‐mail: [email protected]
Office Hours: CW 46C, TU by appointment Textbook: Axler, Sheldon, Linear Algebra done right, 2nd Edition, Springer ISBN 0‐387‐98258‐2 Structure: This course is primarily aimed at math majors and students interested in the theoretical foundations of Linear Algebra. In particular, the material will be introduced from an abstract perspective. Students should expect to be exposed to the structure of mathematical reasoning in the form of definitions, theorems and proofs. Homework and exam problems will often require students to write mathematically coherent statements, often substantiated by proofs. Students wanting to have a more computational introduction to Linear Algebra are encouraged to take, eg, Applied Matrix Theory (Math 551) instead. Course Prerequisites: Calculus III (Math 222) Grading: There will be 3 midterm exams: 100 points each. Weekly homework: 10 point each. Homework will be assigned on Thursday each week and will be due on the following Thursday (during class). In addition, students will occasionally be required to post solutions to homework problems on the board; meaningful oral presentations may be regarded as extra credit. Tentative grading scale: 90, 80, 70, 60, 50% corresponds to letter grades A, B, C, D, F respectively. Exam makeups and late homework: there will be no make‐up exams and late homework will not be accepted. If you expect to miss an exam, please notify me. If you miss an exam due to an emergency and you provide documented evidence justifying your absence (e.g. due to medical emergency, provide an MD signed note), your missed exam score will be the average score of the other two. Boiler plate: Statement Regarding Academic Honesty: Kansas State University has an Honor System based on personal integrity, which is presumed to be sufficient assurance that, in academic matters, one's work is performed honestly and without unauthorized assistance. Undergraduate and graduate students, by registration, acknowledge the jurisdiction of the Honor System. The policies and procedures of the Honor System apply to all full and part‐time students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate courses on‐campus, off‐campus, and via distance learning. The honor system website can be reached at http://www.ksu.edu/honor. A component vital to the Honor System is the inclusion of the Honor Pledge which applies to all assignments, examinations, or other course work undertaken by students. The Honor Pledge is implied, whether or not it is stated: "On my honor, as a student, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this academic work." A grade of XF can result from a breach of academic honesty. The F indicates failure in the course; the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation.
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Elementary Linear Algebra (Math 515) Tentative Lecture Schedule: Week 1: Vector spaces; properties; Week 2: Subspaces; sums and direct sums. Week 3: Span and linear independence; bases; dimension. Week 4: Linear maps; examples; null spaces and ranges; Week 5: The matrix of a linear map; invertibility. Exam 1: Thursday February 21, 1:052:20 CW 130 Week 6: Polynomials. Week 7: Invariant subspaces; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; polynomials applied to operators. Week 8: Triangular matrices; diagonal matrices Spring Break Week Week 9: Inner products, norms, orthonormal basis, projections; optimization problems Week 10: Linear functionals and adjoints. Exam 2: Thursday April 4, 1:052:20 CW 130 Week 11: Self‐adjoint and normal operators Week 12: The Spectral Theorem Week 13: Operators on complex vector spaces Week 14: Characteristic polynomial; decomposition of an operator Week 15: Jordan form. Exam 3: Thursday May 9, 1:052:20 CW 130 This schedule is subject to change