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.
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  Th 7/9  Introduction  §1,§2  
2  T 12/9  Direct sum and product  §19,§20  Note on infinite dimensions 
Th 14/9  (continued)  PS1 due  
3  T 19/9  Quotients  §21,§22  
Th 21/9  Duality  §13,§15  PS2 due  
4  T 26/9  Bilinear forms Tensor Products 
§23 §24,§25 

Th 28/9  (continued)  
Th 19/10  Midterm exam  
TBA  Final exam 
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