THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO

LONDON CANADA

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS



Mathematics 3121A/9050A: Advanced Linear Algebra

Fall 2014



INSTRUCTOR: Lex Renner

TEXTBOOK: Linear Algebra, 4th Edition, by S. Friedberg, A. Insel and L. Spence, published by Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0-13-008451-4.

PREREQUISITES: Mathematics 2120 A/B.

COURSE OUTLINE: A continuation of the material of Mathematics 2120A/B including properties of complex numbers and the principal axis theorem; singular value decomposition; linear groups; similarity; Jordan canonical form; Cayley-Hamilton theorem; bilinear forms; Sylvester's theorem. This is an in-depth development of the theory of linear operators and bilinear forms.

LECTURES: MWF 11:30 -- 12:30, MC 107.

EVALUATION OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE:
Assignments---worth 40%
Midterm #1---October 17, 2014----worth 10%
Midterm #2---November 21, 2014----worth 10%
Final Exam---December 10, 2014----worth 40%

ASSIGNMENTS
Assignment #1, DUE Sept 26: p.322--327: #3,4,11,12,18,19.
Assignment #2, DUE Oct 17: p.336--338: #4b),9,10,14,17. p.352--356: #2b),2c),6,7,11.
Assignment #3, DUE Oct 24: p.366: #6,12,18. p.375: #2b),4,6,7.9.
Assignment #4, DUE Nov 21. Assignment 4
Assignment #5. DUE Dec **.

TOPICS FOR MIDTERM #1
5.4 Invariant Subspaces and Cayley-Hamilton Theorem
6.1 Inner product spaces, norms, Cauchy-Schwarz inequality, triangle inequality
6.2 Gram-Schmidt process
6.3 Adjoints
6.4 Normal and self-adjoint operators
Five questions: 1. Five True or False questions. 2. General adjoint and ``perp'' question. 3. Find the matrix of T^* question. 4. Characteristic polynomial/Cayley-Hamilton question. 5. Normal and self-adjoint question (four short parts).

TOPICS FOR MIDTERM #2
7.1 Jordan Canonical Form

MATERIAL FOR THE FINAL
Chapter 5: Sections 5.2, 5.4.
Chapter 6: Sections 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6.
Chapter 7: Sections 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4.

Final Exam, Wed. Dec 10, 7pm, 3307 SH
Here is a rough guide to the 3hr exam.
1.[20] True or False.
2.[10] Basic T:V-->V question.
3.[10] Cayley-Hamilton question.
4.[10] Find A^n question.
5.[10] Gram-Schmidt question.
6.[10] Adjoint question.
7.[10] Normal or self-adjoint question.
8.[10] Jordan Canonical form question.
9. [5] Jordan Canonical form question.
10.[5] Rational Canonical form question.

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