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MA422A: Advanced Linear Algebra (Fall 2017)

Calendar Description

Cayley-Hamilton Theorem; real and complex inner product spaces; Spectral Theorem; bilinear and quadratic forms; canonical forms.

Prerequisites

MA222 - Linear Algebra.

Exclusions

MA322.

Instructor

Professor Manuele Santoprete (PhD)
Office: LH3045 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., or by appointment.
Email: msantoprete@wlu.ca
Telephone: x2407

Lectures

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.  in BA112 (Bricker Academic Building)

Textbook

Friedberg, Insel and Spence, Linear Algebra, 4th Edition, Prentice-Hall, 2003.

Calculators

Only non-programmable, non-graphing calculators are allowed during the midterm test and the final examination.

MyLearningSpace

Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA422 MyLearningSpace website. You are responsible for checking here on a regular basis for important announcements.

Evaluation

A final mark out of 100 will be calculated as follows:

  • Assignments: 20%
  • Midterm Test (Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in class): 30%
  • Final Exam (exact date, time and location to be announced): 50%

The final mark will be reported as a letter grade in accordance with the conversion table of the current undergraduate calendar.

This document is a summary of the course outline for MA422 and is provided for the convenience of students.