Markus Schmidmeier

Mathematical Sciences

Florida Atlantic UniversityWelcome to my Linear Algebra course MAS 5145! We meet MWF 9:00 - 9:50 AM in BU 102. It may be possible for M.S. students to register for the course as a Directed Independent Study.

Linear Algebra

TopicsThis course is a one-semester introduction to the foundations of the linear algebra. The plan is to cover most of the material in the first 9 chapters in our textbook: Vector spaces, linear independece, dimension, linear transformations; the endomorphism algebra of a vector space, eigenvalues, eigenspaces; inner product spaces; characteristic and minimal polynomials, canonical form theorems; duality; orthogonal transformations.

TextbookCharles W. Curtis,

Linear Algebra, an introductory approach,Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, 1996.

Credit

There will be homework assignments every week or every other week. Some of the homework problems will occur on one of the tests or in the final exam.Homework:

There will be six 50 minute tests on Friday, September 4 and 18, October 5, 19,Tests:and November 4 (Wednesday),16. The five best tests will count for60%of the grade.

The final exam will take place on Friday, December 4, 7:45 - 10:15 a.m. It will count forFinal Exam:40%of the grade.

Contact Me

MWF, 10-11 a.m. in SE 230Office hours:

Course Web Page:http://math.fau.edu/schmidme/linalg-2009.html

mschmidm@fau.edu.E-mail:

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