## Math 260 Basic Linear Algebra (Spring 2015)

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There will be a total of 42 one hour units in the course. Each week, three units will be taught.

The contents of each unit are listed below, where the section numbers refer to the course textbook by L. Smith.

Note: This schedule may be modified/reorganized as the class progresses.

 Week 1: Feb.16-20 0 Introduction to the Course 1 Chapter 2. Vector Spaces§2.1: Axioms for Vector Spaces. 2 §2.2: Cartesian (or Euclidean) Spaces. §2.3: Some Rules for Vector Algebra. Week 2: Feb.23-27 3 Chapter 3. Examples of Vector Spaces§3.1: Three Basic Examples. 4 §3.2: Further Examples of Vector Spaces. 5 Chapter 4. Subspaces§4.1: Basic Properties of Vector Subspaces. Week 3: Mar.2-6 6 §4.2: Examples of Subspaces. 7 Chapter 5. Linear Independence and Dependence§5.1: Basic Definitions and Examples. 8 §5.2: Properties of Independent and Dependent Sets. Week 4: Mar.9-13 9 Chapter 6. Finite-Dimensional Vector Spaces and Bases§6.1: Finite-Dimensional Vector Spaces. 10 §6.2: Properties of Bases. 11 §6.3: Using Bases. Week 5: Mar.16-20 12 Chapter 7. The Elements of Vector Spaces: A Summing Up§7.1: Numerical Examples. 13 Chapter 8. Linear Transformations§8.1: Definition of Linear Transformations. 14 §8.2: Examples of Linear Transformations. Short Exam 1: Tuesday 17 March at 12:30Midterm 1: Sunday 22 March at 9:40 Week 6: Mar.23-27 15 §8.3: Properties of Linear Transformations. 16 §8.4: Images and Kernels of Linear Transformations. 17 §8.5: Some Fundamental Constructions. Week 7: Mar.30-Apr.3 18 §8.6: Isomorphism of Vector Spaces. 19 Chapter 9. Linear Transformations: Examples and Applications §9.1: Numerical Examples. 20 Chapter 10. Linear Transformations and Matrices§10.1: Linear Transformations and Matrices in R2. Week 8: Apr.6-10 21 §10.2: Some Numerical Examples. 22 §10.3: Matrices and Their Algebra. 23 §10.4: Special Types of Matrices. Week 9: Apr.13-17 24 Chapter 11. Representing Linear Transformations by Matrices§11.1: Representing a Linear Transformation by a Matrix. 25 §11.2: Basic Theorems. 26 §11.3: Change of Bases. Week 10: Apr.20-24 27 Chapter 12. More on Representing Linear Transformations by Matrices§12.1: Projections. §12.2: Nilpotent Transformations. §12.3: Cyclic Transformations. Holiday: Thursday, April 23 28 Chapter 13. Systems of Linear Equations§13.1: Existence Theorems. 29 §13.2: Reduction to Echelon Form. Week 11: Apr.27-30 30 §13.2: Reduction to Echelon Form (cont). 31 Chapter 14. The Elements of Eigenvalue and Eigenvector Theory§14.1: The Rank of an Endomorphism. 32 §14.2: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. Holiday: Friday, May 1 Week 12: May 4-8 33 §14.3: Determinants. Short Exam 2: Tuesday 5 May at 12:30 34 §14.4: The Characteristic Polynomial. 35 §14.5: Diagonalization Theorems. Week 13: May 11-15 36 §17.3: Jordan Form (parts of). 37 Chapter 15. Inner Product Spaces§15.1: Scalar Products. 38 §15.2: Inner Product Spaces. Midterm 2: Sunday May 17 at 9:40 Week 14: May 18-22 Short Exam 3: Monday 18 May at 12:30 Holiday: Tuesday, May 19 39 §15.3: Isometries. 40 Additional Topics and Applications§15.4: The Riesz Representation Theorem. FINAL EXAMS May 25 -- June 6