Math 355: Linear Algebra, Summer 2005

Instructor: Wei Zhu

Office: Hermann Brown Basement 47

Phone: 713-348-2867

E-mail: weizhu@math.rice.edu

Time: MTWRF 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Location: Hermann Brown 453 (campus map)

Syllabus (PDF)

Text Book:  Applied Linear Algebra (3rd Edition) by Ben Noble and James W.Daniel, Prentice Hall (1998)

Course overview: The goal of this course is to give an introduction to the concepts and methods of Linear Algebra. We will first introduce the notion of matrices and the method of Gaussian elimination. We will then proceed to the study of vector spaces, linear transformations and bases of vector spaces. The course will conclude with the introduction of eigenvalues, the diagonalization of symmetric matrices and the Jordan normal form theorem.

Daily Schedule:

 Date Material covered Homework assignment 16 May Section 1.1~1.4 Sec 1. #3, Sec 1.2 #3,6,7,13,Sec 1.3. #2,3,25,26,34, Sec 1.4 #3,9,11 17 May Section 3.1~3.4 Sec 3.2 #3(a),4,5, Sec 3.3 #4,9, Sec 3.4 #2(a),4 18 May Section 3.5, 4.2,4.3 Sec 3.5 #3, Sec 4.2 #2,3(a)(b), Sec 4.3 #1(a)(d),4,8 19 May Section 4.4, 4.5, review session Sec 4.4 #6(a)(b),7(a)(b), Sec 4.5 #1,2,3,10 22 May Section 5.1~5.3 Sec 5.1 #2, Sec 5.2 #3,7,15, Sec 5.3 #1,2,9 23 May Section 5.4 Sec 5.4 #1,3,4,11,12,14 24 May Section 5.4, 5.5 Sec 5.4 #15,16,17,25,26, Sec 5.5 #1,3,4,5,8,9,15,17 25 May Section 6.1, 6.2 Sec 6.1 #2,3,10,16, Sec 6.2 #1,2,3,5,13 26 May Section 6.2, review session Sec 6.2 #14,15,16, Midterm 2, Solution 29 May University Holiday 30 May Section 7.1, 7.2 Sec 7.1 #3,5, Sec 7.2 #1,2,15,16,17,18 31 May Section 7.3, 7.4 Sec 7.4 #1,3,10 1 June Jordan form matrices, Sec 5,6,5.7 Handout( except number 3), Sec 5.6 #1(d)(e)(f), 12, Sec 5.7 #1,4,16,17 2 June Sec 5.8, review session Sec 5.8 #7,8 (this is due next Tuesday, noon), Final, Solution