Winter Term 2021

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 (Winter 2022): After class MWF 11:00-11:30; MWF 11:30-12:00 on Zoom (Meeting ID 643 9350 9574, Passcode 255523); Th 11:00-12:30 on Zoom (Meeting ID 675 4337 0726, Passcode 914495)

- Classes: MWF, 10:00-10:50. If you are interested in attending lectures but aren't registered you can contact the instructor for the link.
- Syllabus
- (Rough) lecture notes
- Canvas

- Friedberg, Insel and Spence, Linear Algebra, Pearson.
- Lipschutz, Schaum's Outline of Linear Algebra, McGraw-Hill.
- Halmos, Finite-dimensional Vector Spaces, Springer.
- Axler, Linear Algebra Done Right, Springer.

- Problem sets are due at 10:00 Vancouver time (start of class) on the date
indicated. Submission is on Canvas, and we expect typeset solutions,
- Two options include installing LyX to your computer or using Overleaf online.
- Here are some notes on LaTeX from a past MATH 220 instructor, which include links to further information.
- The source files for the problem sets rely on my macro file. Feel free to use it for you submissions as well.

- Solutions (only) are stored on a secure website; registered students
can access them after first
**logging on to Canvas**. - Problem set grade statistics.

- Problem Set 1 (LyX, TeX), due 20/1/2022 (questions 1(b),3,5 clarified). Solutions.
- Problem Set 2 (LyX, TeX), due 26/1/2022 (typos in 4(b),4(d) fixed).

It is crucial to read the relevant material ahead of each lecture in order to properly participate and learn. The goal is not to master the material but to learn the new vocabulary and see how the concepts hang together.

The table gives section numbers in the textbook [1] and page numbers in the textbook [4], but you should feel free to read any book on the topic. A precis of the material also appears in the course notes.

*Warning: the following information is tentative and subject to change at any time*

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

F–I–S | Axler | ||||||

1 | M 10/1 | Introduction: Linearity | Scan | slides handout | |||

W 12/1 | Vector spaces | §1.2 | pp. 4-12 | Scan | |||

F 14/1 | Subspaces | §1.3 | p. 13 | Scan | |||

2 | M 17/1 | Linear combinations | §1.4 | p. 22 | Scan Video |
PS1 due | |

W 19/1 | Linear independence | §1.5 | pp. 22-27 | Scan | |||

F 21/1 | Bases | §1.6 | pp. 27-31 | Scan | |||

3 | M 24/1 | Dimension | pp. 31-34 | Scan | |||

W 26/1 | Geometry | PS2 due | |||||

F 28/1 | Linear maps | §2.1 | pp. 37-41 | ||||

4 | M 31/1 | Kernel and image | pp. 41-47 | ||||

W 2/2 | Matrices | §2.2 | pp. 48-50 | PS3 due | |||

F 4/2 | Matrix multiplication | §2.3 | pp. 50-53 | ||||

5 | M 7/2 | Midterm 1 | Info | ||||

W 9/2 | Midterm review | PS4 due | |||||

F 11/2 | Linear equations | §3.3 | |||||

6 | M 14/2 | Gaussian Elimination | §3.1, §§3.3-4 | ||||

W 16/2 | (continued) | PS5 due | |||||

F 18/2 | Determinants | §§4.1-3 | pp. 225-236 | ||||

21/2-27/2 | |||||||

7 | M 28/2 | (continued) | PS6 due | ||||

W 2/3 | Determinants, Again | §4.5 | |||||

F 4/3 | (continued) | ||||||

8 | M 7/3 | Similarity | §2.5 | PS7 due | |||

W 9/3 | Eigenvalues | §5.1 | pp. 75-79 | ||||

F 11/3 | Midterm 2 | ||||||

9 | M 14/3 | Midterm review | PS8 due | ||||

W 16/3 | Multiplicity | ||||||

F 18/3 | Multiplicity | pp. 87-90 | |||||

10 | M 21/3 | Diagonalization | §5.2 | PS9 due | |||

W 23/3 | Application | ||||||

F 25/3 | Inner product spaces | §6.1 | Ch. 6 | ||||

11 | M 28/3 | Cauchy--Schwartz | PS10 due | ||||

W 30/3 | Gram--Schmidt | ||||||

F 1/4 | Orthogonality | ||||||

12 | M 4/4 | The Adjoint | §6.4 | pp. 127-137 | PS11 due | ||

W 6/4 | The Spectral Theorem | ||||||

F 8/4 | (continued) | PS12 due | |||||

TBA | Final Exam: TBA |

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