*This course is meant for students who wish to pursue a Master of
Arts in Mathematics (MAM). Please
contact me in
order to find out whether this course is suitable for you and/or your degree plan.
For further info about MAM, please visit
*

**Very important:
**If you are not enlisted in the MAM program, or if you are
taking MAM courses as a PB student, then make sure that our MAM courses apply
towards your degree program. If you take MAM courses as a PB student, only a
**limited** number of MAM courses can be applied. If
you wish to get into the regular masters program, **none **of the
5000-level courses can be applied. If in doubt, you should get in touch with
our graduate advisor Neha Valji at
neha@math.uh.edu, or PGH 713-743-3517.

**Office Hours (607 PGH):**
**TTH 12-13**, You
can always send email to
klaus@math.uh.edu

**TA:
Yingxue Su
yingxue@math.uh.edu**

** Book:
**Linear Algebra,
Fourth Edition, Stephen H. Friedberg,
Arnold J. Insel, Lawrence E. Spence, Prentice Hall ISBN ISBN 0-13-008451-4

Software: Scientific Note Book (SNB) 5.5 or 6 (available through MacKichan Software, http://www.mackichan.com )

SNB is a basic word processor meant for text entry together with math. With SN you can also perform all sorts of mathematical calculations through MuPad. This makes SN a reasonable buy at the price of a graphics calculator.

The latest version of Scientific Notebook is very different from SNB 5.5 This
previous version SNB 5.5 is more stable and much faster than version 6. If you are on
windows than you should get version 5.5 Here are instructions for registering
version 6 and downloading 5.5:

"The
serial number for version 6 also allows the user to install and register version
5.5. The semester (180-day) license for SNB can be purchased from our online
store for $39.67."

Syllabus: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4 (4.1-4.4), Chapter 5 (5.1-5.2)

**Project:
**Applications of linear algebra to
demographics. To be completed by the end of the semester as part of the final.

**Course Description:
The general theory
of Vector Spaces and Linear
Transformations will be developed in an axiomatic fashion. Determinants.**

Organization of the course:
You will receive occasionally additional reading assignments
together with weekly homework. **
**
All
homework has to be submitted by e-mail,

klaus@math.uh.edu in form of an e-mail attachment.

The

**In order to start a new document in
**
**SNB5.5**** , that is, to start a new
file, you should pick from the various options for Shell Directories and Shell
Files: "General" and "Blank Document" and then start typing. (In order to see
the math symbols, you have to go to View-Toolbars and make your selections.
You should try out the Symbol Cache. )**

In ** SNB
6, you are greeted
with a Window prompting you to create a new LaTeX Document. Go to
File-->New and choose "Blank LaTeX Article ". Your saved document
will have the .sci extension. A .sci document is not a LaTeX document but
can be exported to LaTeX. **

**If you are a SNB6 user then send us your finished HW as a .sci file
and your corrected HW wil be returned as a .sci file. **

** If you have
already SNB 5.5, there is no need to upgrade to SNB 6. And you should'nt.
However, SNB 5.5 works
only on Windows machines while SNB 6 works on Windows as well as on OS X.**

Can I save SNB files in PDF? Yes, but only if you have access to the Adobe Acrobat, or an equivalent program.

**
Tests: **
There will be thre tests and the Final. Your lowest test score will be dropped

On homework assignments:

All of our
5000 level course assume that you have been exposed to the material before. In
case that you have forgotten everything about linear algebra and need a
geometric introduction
A primer in
Linear Algebra might be helpful. These are very old notes.

**HW 1 (due Monday, August 27):
1.2:
1,2,3,4,10,12,13,16,20,21
**

1.3: 1,2,8,10,11,12,21

HW 3 (due Monday, September 10)

1.4: 1,2(a-c),9,10,12,13

1.5: 1,4,5,13,14,15,17,18,20

HW 4: (due Monday, September 17)

1.6:

Collaborate Video session: Monday, September 10, 17-18 o'clock My video talk 2018FA_5331_Video1.pdf

**
Practice Test 1
Practice Test 1_key**
I will be available for a Q&A session, **
PGH 646, Wednesday ,
September 19, from 6-8 pm . A "collaborate" video session has been scheduled for
Monday, September 17, 16-18 o'clock**

Video Talk Video Talk 2

Test 1, Saturday, September 22, 12-13:30 o'clock, Room: PGH 646

**If you take the test on
campus, you need to bring a
bluebook and picture ID.
Off-campus students might not be able to take tests
on Saturdays. Pleae make arrangements with UHDE to have your test proctored
around September 22.**

HW 5 (due Monday, September 24)

2.1: 1,9,11,14,16,21**
HW 6 (due Monday, October 1)
2.2:**1,2 (a)-(d),8,9,10

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

HW 8 (due Monday, October 15)

2.4:1,2,3, 6,7,

**
Practice Test 2,
Key for Practice Test2
I will be available for a Q&A session, PGH 646,
Thursday,
October 18, from 6-8 pm . A "collaborate" video session has been scheduled for
Wednesday, October 17, 17:00-18:30 o'clock**

Test 2, October 20,
**
12-13:30 o'clock, Room: PGH 646**

**HW 9 (due Monday, October 22)
3.1: 1,2,3**,5,8

3.2: 1,2,5(a)-(d),11,14

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

HW 12 (due Monday, November 12

3.4:1,2(a), (b), 3,9, 14

Test 3, Saturday, November 17, 12-13:30 **
o'clock, Room: PGH 646**

Notes on Determinants An axiomatic introduction of determinants

**HW 13, (due Monday, November 26)
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**

**
Practice Final
Some answers for the practice final
**

Project on Leslie matrices.tex, Leslie Matrices_final.sci, Leslie matrices.pdf to be turned in at the day of the Final. You may have to read 5.1 on eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

**
Practice_Final.pdf
(**may change**) Practice_Final_Key.pdf
I will be available for a Q&A session, PGH 646, Wednesday, November 29 , from 6-8pm**

Additional reading on Sums and Intersections.tex 2018_Sums and Intersections.pdf

Final, Saturday, December
1,
12-14 o'clock, Room: AH 11

You need to bring a bluebook and picture ID.

** Taking tests off-campus:**UH DE request that students provide at least three institutions near them. In turn, UH DE will contact those institutions and confirm if they have proctoring services and gather any other important details students need.

DE students wishing to have their exams proctored must contact

Jewel Elliott

Program Coordinator | Online & Special Programs56B M.D. Anderson Library | Houston, TX 77204

713-743-1567 | proctoring@uh.edu

However, if possible you should take tests on campus. Online graduate courses are not meant to save you time and gasoline. Living in nearby cities, like Katy, Humble, Sugarland or the Woodlands should not be a reason to take tests off campus. If you have to take the tests off campus, then certain WebCT Testing Center Policies must be obeyed:

1. Introduce yourself to the proctor and be prepared to show a valid photo id.

2. Once you have started a test, you cannot leave the testing room for any reason. If you decide to leave the testing room, you have to turn in your test, and the proctor should not allow you to continue the test.

3. If possible, you should take a test at the scheduled day. If this is not
possible, then you have to ask me for permission to take it a couple of days earlier or later.