Fall Term 2016

Lior Silberman
- Office: MATX 1112, 604-827-3031
- Email: "lior" (at) Math.UBC.CA (please include the course number in the subject line, if applicable)
- Office hours: by appointment

- Classes: MWF, 13:00-14:00 at the Irwin K. Barber Centre. MW classes in Room 158, F classes in Room 461.
- Syllabus
- (Rough) lecture notes

This is a second course in linear algebra, intended for honours students. There is no required textbook. The book by Halmos is very good, covers nearly everything, and is available in PDF form from the publisher for anyone on the UBC network; a lot of the material can also be found in any "abstract algebra" textbook. More details may be found in the syllabus.

- Halmos, Finite-dimensional Vector Spaces, available from SpringerLink
- Coleman, Calculus on Normed Vector Spaces, Chapter 1 (on SpringerLink)
- Higham, Functions of Matrices, available from SIAM
- [Your favorite author], Abstract Algebra

- The exam will take place Tuesday, Decenber 6 between 8:30-11:30 in Geography 214.
- Here is a previous exam in this course.

- The exam will take place in-class on Wednesday, October 19. The material for it is the "constructions" chapter of the course (lectures up to and including Friday, October 7.
- Here is a previous midterm.
- Here are this year's midterm and its solution (both links restricted to students in the course).

- Solutions (only) are stored on a secure website; registered students can
access them after first
**logging on to Connect**.
(both links restricted to students in the course).

- Problem Set 1, due 14/9/2016. Solutions.
- Problem Set 2, due 21/9/2016. Solutions.
- Problem Set 3, due 28/9/2016 (added practice problem, clarification on P4, hint to 1(a)) Solutions.
- Problem Set 4, due 5/10/2016. Solutions.
- Problem Set 5, due 12/10/2016. Solutions.
- Problem Set 6, due 26/10/2016 (problem 2(c) clarified). Solutions.
- Problem Set 7, due 2/11/2016. Solutions.
- Problem Set 8, due 9/11/2016. Solutions.
- Problem Set 9, due 16/11/2016. Solutions.
- Problem Set 10,
**now due 30/11/2016**. Solutions.

For your edification

Section numbers marked § are in Halmos [1], section numbers marked N are in the course notes above.

Week | Date | Material | Reading | Notes |
---|---|---|---|---|

1 | W 7/9 | Introduction | §1,§2 | |

F 9/9 | Direct sum and product | §19,§20 | Note on infinite dimensions | |

2 | M 12/9 | (continued) | ||

W 14/9 | (continued) | PS1 due | ||

F 16/9 | Quotients | §21,§22 | ||

3 | M 19/9 | Duality | §13,§15 | |

W 21/9 | (continued) | PS2 due | ||

F 23/9 | (continued) | |||

4 | M 26/9 | Bilinear forms | §23 | |

W 28/9 | Tensor products | §24,§25 | PS3 due, Note on categories | |

F 30/9 | (continued) | |||

5 | M 3/10 | (continued) | ||

W 5/10 | \Sym^n and \wedge^n | §29,§30 | PS4 due; Feedback form | |

F 7/10 | (continued) | |||

6 | W 12/10 | Motivation | PS5 due | |

F 14/10 | The minimal polynomial | N 2.2 | ||

7 | M 17/10 | Generalized eigenspaces | N 2.3 | |

W 19/10 | Midterm exam | |||

F 21/10 | Cayley--Hamilton | N 2.3 | ||

8 | M 24/10 | Jordan Blocks | §57, N 2.4 | |

W 26/10 | Nilpotent Jordan form | §57, N 2.4 | PS6 due | |

F 28/10 | Jordan canonical form | §58, N 2.5 | ||

9 | M 31/10 | Vector Norms | §86, N 3.1 | |

W 2/11 | Matrix Norms | §87, N 3.2 | PS7 due | |

F 4/11 | (continued) | |||

10 | M 7/11 | Power method | N 3.3 | |

W 9/11 | Completeness | N 3.4 | PS8 due | |

11 | M 14/11 | Series | N 3.4 | |

W 16/11 | Power series | N 3.5 | PS9 due | |

F 18/11 | The Resolvent | N 3.6 | ||

12 | M 21/11 | Holomorphic calculus | N 3.7 | |

W 23/11 | Composition | N 3.7 | ||

F 25/11 | ||||

13 | M 28/11 | |||

W 30/11 | PS10 due | |||

F 2/12 | Review | |||

T 6/12 | Final exam |

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