## Math 408 Advanced Linear Algebra, Fall 2009

## Time and place

Tue/Thur: 11:00 - 12:20. Morton 303.

## Instructor: Chi-Kwong Li

E-mail: ckli@math.wm.edu, Tel: 221-2042, Fax: 221-7400, Office: Jones 128.

Office hours: TWR 9:30-10:30 a.m. and by appointments.

## Course description

Textbook: R.A. Horn and C.R. Johnson, Matrix Analysis, Cambridge University
Press, Cambridge, 1985.
The whole book will be covered.

Supplementary notes may be
added for different treatments or different emphases of the topics.

Homework will be assigned every lecture and due the following Tuesday.

Challenging problems will be assigned from time to time;

extra-credits will be given to successful attempts.

Math 508 students have to do a class project. Math 408 students
may choose to one also.

The projects may lead to research opportunities
supported by NSF.

## Assessment

Quizzes (20 min. each) on Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, 19.
Exams: Mid-term Oct. 8 1:20 hrs (11:00-12:20 p.m.)
Final Dec. 7 3 hrs (2:00-5:00 p.m.)
Grades (for homework, quizzes, exams, final grade, etc.):
%: 0 - 60 - 65 - 70 - 75 - 80 - 83 - 87 - 90 - 93 - 100
F D C- C C+ B- B B+ A- A
Assessment: Homework Quizzes Mid-term Final
20% 20% 25% 35%
(Extra credit problems may add another 5%)