Math 531 Spring 2007.   Linear Algebra


Instructor:                            Dr. G. Lugo


Office Hours:                       Br 224. MWF 10:00-11:00 or by app.


Textbooks:                            Linear Algebra, by Friedberg, Insel and Spence.

                                                Recommended: Linear Algebra, by Hoffman and Kunze.


Syllabus:               Chapter 1    Vector Spaces

                                Chapter 2    Linear Transformations and Matrices

                                Chapter 3    Elementary Matrices

                                Chapter 4    Determinants

                                Chapter 5    Diagonalization

                                Chapter 6    Inner Product Spaces

                                Chapter 7    Canonical forms

                                Class Notes



Grading:                The grade will be based on the cumulative distribution of your scores on the following:

                                Homework     200 points     

                                Exam 1           100 points      

Exam 1           100 points                                       

                                Final               200 points                      Comprehensive

                                Fine tuning of the grade will take into account other factors such as attendance, improvement,

                                grade distribution, consistency and class participation. Efforts will be made to device

                                exams which will result on a ten point grading scale.


Make-ups:             There will be no make-ups, no early exams. No exceptions. 


Honor Code:         Complete academic honesty is expected from all students.


Disabilities:          If you feel that you should qualify for disability testing or accommodations during this course, contact the Office if Disability Services in Westside Hall or call ext. 3746.


Attendance:          Do not miss any classes, but most important, do not miss any exams! -


Goal:                      To learn the significance of the Spectral Theorem and its applications