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Math 223 Section 102 **
Linear Algebra
**Online Course Material**

NEWS

First Assignment posted, due Friday at start of class.

This is an Honours level course that both covers the material
of MATH 221 and MATH 152 but adds some theoretical material. The grading
standards (for me) are roughly those of MATH 221
and so some judicious scaling will be used. It will be substantially more work than MATH 221 but hopefully much more interesting.

I will be putting course materials on the web
in pdf format to supplement the text. The text has some excellent explanations but the problems tend to be much too elementary.

The notes look authoritative when typed so be wary. They may look
perfect but may still contain errors! I don't have an editor.

I arrive most days by 9:00. Obviously I'll have to arrive a little earlier than that for teaching! I have an office hour 4-5 on Tuesdays in MATH ANNEX 1118 (near my office) and imagine many assignments will be due Wednesdays. Other office hours will be available.
I do not reliably read my email from home (i.e. evenings and weekends) nor every hour at work.

Course Outline: grading scheme etc.
Assignment 1. Due Friday Sept 12. Solutions.
Assignment 2. Due Friday Sept 19. Solutions.
Assignment 3. Due Friday Sept 26.

Various Notes. Often for material not in text or at least not in the order we follow.

Some notes from Sept 3 lecture
Some notes from Sept 5 lecture
A challenging Putnam problem.
Induction as a proof technique. Basics only.
Different approaches to problems based on different levels of generality.
Linear Transformations from Sept 8 lectures.
Eigenvalues and eigenvectors from Sept 10 lecture.
Diagonalizable matrices and application to birds from Sept 12 lecture.
Fibonacci numbers from Sept 15 lecture.
Sorry, no white/blue coordinate handout.
Gaussian Elimination from Sept 17,19, 22 lectures.
Matrix multiplication and some possible interpretations other than as linear transformations. Multiplication on the left is a row operation, multiplication on the right is a column operation etc. We discuss other interpretations later in the course.
Sample midterm 1 This sample midterm is a study aid. It may be too early for you to use it profitably. I will NOT post solutions. You can come and show me your solutions and ideas if you want feedback. Reading solutions (unless you have done the problems) is not a valuable study aid in my opinion.
Sample midterm 2 This sample midterm is a study aid. I will NOT post solutions. You can come and show me your solutions and ideas if you want feedback. Reading solutions (unless you have done the problems) is not a valuable study aid in my opinion.
2008 Sample Final Exam This sample exam is a study aid. It may be too early for you to use it profitably. I will NOT post solutions. You can come and show me your solutions and ideas if you want feedback. Reading solutions (unless you have done the problems) is not a valuable study aid in my opinion.
2009 Sample Final Exam This sample exam is a study aid. It may be too early for you to use it profitably. I will NOT post solutions. You can come and show me your solutions and ideas if you want feedback. Reading solutions (unless you have done the problems) is not a valuable study aid in my opinion.
An interactive 2x2 matrix multiplication: A java program that allows you to move input point A around and see the output after a 2x2 matrix multiplication. The matrix entries are a,b,c,d and the java program gives you sliders to change their values if you wish. The initial data for a,b,c,d corresponds to the matrix for the fiboacci numbers. This demo was created with GeoGebra in about 1 hour with no knowledge of Java except the idea of jar files. You can play with this free software at www.geogebra.org (NOT www.geogebra.com)

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