Math 408: Advanced Linear Algebra Fall 2016


Instructor: Chi-Kwong Li


Course description: The goal of the course is to equip students with the matrix techniques which can be used in further study and applications.
You may consider also taking Math 410-01 Applied Linear Algebra to explore more current research and applied topics.
This course (Math 408) will cover a list of topics including:

The discussion will be based on classnotes. Here are some useful references:

Homework will be assigned every lecture and due the following Friday (noon).
Homework help sessions will be conducted on Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Jones 113 or 131. Of course, help is also available at office hours.
You have to use LaTex to typset mathematical document, an excellent skill to acquire. You may get the programs for free.

Challenging problems will be assigned from time to time;
extra-credits will be given to successful (or partially successful) attempts.


Assessment
            
     Exams:  Mid-term   Oct. 6     1:20 hrs  (14:00-15:20)
             Final      Dec. 7     3    hrs  (14:00-17:00)
    
     Grades (for homework, exams, final grade, etc.):

     %: 0 - 60 - 65 - 70 - 75 - 80 - 83 - 87 - 90 - 93 - 100
          F    D    C-   C    C+   B-   B    B+   A-    A
     
     Assessment: Homework   Mid-term    Final  
    
                   30%        30%        40%
   
               (Extra credit problems may add up to  another 5%)

Class notes (Under continuous revision)

Scans of hand written notes in the lectures Homework list Examination 1 (Take home). Due October 7 (Friday), noon). [ TeX file | pdf file | Sample Solution. ]

Final Examination (Take home). Due Dec. 8 (Thursday), noon). [ TeX file | pdf file | Sample Solution. ]