Approximate syllabus 
642:350:02–Fall 2016

This syllabus is tentative; elements such as scheduling of exams and coverage on each exam may change.
All changes will be posted on the class web site.

Section numbers refer to Linear Algebra, 4th Edition, by S.~H.~Friedberg, A.~J. Insel, and L.~E. Spence.

Dates Sections Topics
9/07–9/21 1.1–1.6 Abstract vector spaces, subspaces, linear combinations, bases.
Read Section 1.1; it will not be discussed in class.
9/26–10/17 2.1–2.6 Linear transformations, coordinates, matrix representation
of linear transformations, change of bases, dual spaces.
10/12 EXAM 1 All material covered through October 5.
10/19–10/24 3.1–3.4 This is material from Math 250; we will discuss a few points
which we have not covered earlier.
10/26–10/31 4.1–4.4 Determinants.
11/02–11/09 5.1, 5.2, 5.4 Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization.
11/16 EXAM 2 All material covered through November 9 .
11/14–11/28 7.1–7.3 The Jordan canonical form
11/30–12/14 6.1–6.6 Inner product spaces, adjoints, normal, self-adjoint,
unitary and orthogonal operators
12/23 FINAL EXAM 12:00 PM–3:00 PM

Last updated 9/05/2016.