Math 4377, Advanced Linear Algebra I, TuTh 11:30am-1:00pm  CBB 108

Office Hours: PGH 60, MW 2-3
Phone: 713-743-3462  But you can always e-mail your questions to
klaus@math.uh.edu
Teaching Assistant:

Jielin Xu email: jielin@math.uh.edu, Casa Hours: Tuesday 9:00-11:00am.

Victoria Muravina email: muravina@math.uh.edu , Casa Hours: MW 2:30-4:30pm

Office Hours:  PBA

Text: Linear Algebra, Fourth Edition by  Stephen H. Friedberg, Arnold J. Insel, Lawrence E. Spence

Syllabus:  Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4 (4.1-4.4), Chapter 5 (5.1—5.2).
Course Description: The general theory of Vector Spaces and Linear Transformations will be developed in an axiomatic fashion. Determinants will be covered  to study eigenvalues, eigenvectors and diagonalization.

Grading: There will be three Tests and the Final. I will take the two highest test scores (50%) and the mandatory final (30%). Homework counts for 20%.

Homework:
1.1:
1,3,6,7

1.2:
1,2,3,4,5,10,12,13,16,20,21 due Tuesday, February 4

1.3:
1,2,8,10,11,12,21,24  due Thursday, February 13

1.4:
1,2,9,10,12,13,14    due Thursday, February 13

1.5:
1,4,5,13,14,15,17,18,20, due Tuesday, February 25

1.6:
1,2,4,5,9,10,11,12, 13,24 due Thursday , February 25

First Test: Thursday February 27
For all tests, you need to bring a blue book and picture ID

2.1: 1,9,11,14,16,21 due Tuesday, March 25

2.2:
1,2,8,9,10 due Tuesday, March 25

2.3:
2,9,11,12, 16* (16 this is a difficult one; I took out problem 1 because it is mainly on notation)
Due Tuesday, April 1

2.4:
1;2 (a),(b),(c);3,7
Due Tuesday, April 1

Synopsis of the material on Matrices, Linear maps, Linear Equations and Inverses

Second  Test: April 8, 2014

For all tests, you need to bring a blue book and picture ID

3.1:
1,2,3

3.2:
1,2,5(a)-(d),8

3.3:
1,2(a)-(d),3a-d

3.4:
1,3,14

Due Tuesday, April 22

Third
Test: TBA
For all tests, you need to bring a blue book and picture ID

4.1:1,2,5,6,7,8

4.2:
1,2,3,4,25,26,28,29

4.3: 1,2,3,10,11

Final: Tuesday, May 6, 11am-2pm

Tired of still not being able to type math on your new and fancy PC? I recommend Scientific Notebook (SNB) for your home work and for writing notes of  the course. This program is available for \$99  through MacKichan Software at http://www.mackichan.com/
Unlike ordinary word processors, documents are saved in LaTeX. But the program is as easy to use as MS Word and for SNB, you don't have to know any TeX.   In addition of  being a scientific text processor, the program can also compute or graph your mathematical expressions. This feature is especially useful for Linear Algebra. SNB comes with complete printed documentation.