MATH 511

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Advanced Linear Algebra, Spring 2019.
Tuesday/Thursday 12 - 1:15 pm, SPARK 212 333

Michael Tsatsomeros, Neill Hall 229
Office phone: 335-3144
E-mail: tsat at wsu.edu
Office hours: TTh 1:30: - 2:30 pm, and by appointment

Here is the syllabus.

Updated February 21, 2019


Announcements

  • The midterm test will take place in class on Thursday March 7, 2019. Material and other useful information about this test will be discussed the previous week. Here is a practice midterm.

  • The lecture notes for Sections 2.5, 2.6, 3.1 and 3.2.

  • The lecture notes up to Section 2.4.

  • The lecture notes till January 17.

  • As of Thursday, January 17, we will move to Spark 333.

  • If you would like to know more about Linear Algebra and its applications as a research area, start at my linear algebra web page. You'll find links to professional organizations, industrial applications, and some historical content.

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    Homework assignments   (read disclaimer below)

    Note: Problem numbers in the assignments below refer to both editions of our textbook. When there is a difference, the first number refers to the First Edition and the number in brackets refers to the Second Edition.

  • Assignment 1: Solutions
    1.1 # 3, 5
    1.2 # 2, 7
    1.3 # 4 [5], 6, 16 [12]
    1.4 # 1, 5, 7+8

  • Assignment 2: Solutions
    2.1: # 2, 5, 9, 12
    2.3: # 3, 6
    2.4: # 2, 4, 11

  • Assignment 3a Due Thursday, March 7:
    2.5: # 3, 8, 9 [10], 24
    3.2: # 2, 3, 5, 7, 17 (New edition owners: please copy these 5 problems from the first edition.

  • Assignment 4 :
    3.3: # 3, 4, 9, 16 (From 1st Edition: If A,B have the same characteristic polynomial and the same minimal polynomial, and their minimal polynomial is the same as their chaharacterstic polynomial, show that A and B are similar.)
    4.1: # 1, 3, 10, 12

  • Assignment 5:
    4.1: # 2, 6
    4.3: # 1
    6.1: # 1, 2, 5, 6, 7
    Disclaimer
    I reserve the right to amend and/or change the assigned problems and due dates. Such an amendment will only occur with reasonable prior notice given in class and by updating this page. So, if you miss a class, please check this page for updates.

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