Department of Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
|Description:||Vector spaces. Linear transformations and matrices. Linear systems of equations. Determinants. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Inner product spaces. Self-adjoint, normal, and unitary maps. Course control number: 54239.|
Per-Olof Persson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1089 Evans, Phone (510) 642-6947
Office hours: Tue 9:30am - 11:00am and Fri 2:00pm - 3:30pm in 1089 Evans
|Lectures:||MWF 1-2pm, Room 100 Lewis|
S. H. Friedberg, A. J. Insel, and L. E. Spence, Linear Algebra, 4th edition, Prentice Hall, 2002 (Amazon).
Lecture Slides, Chapter 1 - Vector Spaces (Full page, 6 per page)
Lecture Slides, Chapter 2 - Linear Transformations and Matrices (Full page, 6 per page)
Lecture Slides, Chapter 3 - Elementary Matrix Operations and Systems of Linear Equations (Full page, 6 per page)
Lecture Slides, Chapter 4 - Determinants (Full page, 6 per page)
Lecture Slides, Chapter 5 - Diagonalization (Full page, 6 per page)
Lecture Slides, Chapter 6 - Inner Product Spaces (Full page, 6 per page)
Notes on sets, logic, and mathematical language by Prof. George Bergman
Solutions, problem 2.6.13 (a-b), from in-class office hours
(Dec 15): Final Exam Results
|GSIs and Discussion Sections:||
|Grading and policies:||
Homework: Weekly homework is posted on the course web page, and
it is due in each Wednesday discussion section (except for the first
week and weeks with midterm exams). Collaboration on the homework is
encouraged, but each student must write his/her own solutions and not
copy them from anyone else. Only some of the problems from each
homework will be graded. Late homework will not be accepted, but the
two lowest scores will be dropped when computing the grade.|
Exams: There will be two in-class midterm exams, scheduled for Monday October 4 and Monday November 8 between 1pm - 2pm. The final exam will be given on Wednesday December 15 between 7pm - 10pm. You may bring one (ordinary sized) sheet of paper with writing on both sides to the exams. Apart from this one sheet, the exams are "closed book". In particular, you may not bring textbooks, notebooks, or calculators. If there is an emergency alarm during the midterms or the final exam, leave the exam at the desk and walk out. You may of may not be allowed back to complete the work.
Grade corrections: The grades for the exams will be changed only if there is a clear error on the part of the grader, such as adding up marks incorrectly. Problems must be brought to the attention of the GSI immediately after the exams are returned.
Grades: The final grade will be based on weekly homework assignments (25%), Midterm 1 (15%), Midterm 2 (15%), and the Final Exam (45%). The lowest midterm grade can be dropped and replaced by the final exam grade. This allows you to miss one midterm, but your chances are improved if you take both. If you miss both midterm exams or if you miss the Final Exam, you will fail the course.
Incomplete grades: Incomplete "I" grades are almost never given. The only justification is a documented serious medical problem or genuine personal/family emergency. Falling behind in this course or problems with workload in other courses are not acceptable reasons.
Special arrangements: If you are a student with a disability registered by the Disabled Student Services (DSS) on UCB campus and if you require special arrangements during exams, you must provide the DSS document and make arrangements via email or office hours at least 10 days prior to each exam, explaining your circumstances and what special arrangements need to be done. Also see your GSI as soon as possible if you need special arrangements during the sections or for submitting the homeworks.