Math 408 Advanced Linear Algebra, Fall 2009

Time and place

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%)