Math 316 syllabus

Linear Algebra II

Bulletin Description:

A continuation of MA 237. Topics include inner product spaces, spectral theorem for symmetric operators, complex vector spaces, Jordan canonical form. Additional topics such as duality and tensor products to be included at the discretion of the instructor. This course is taught in the traditional lecture format.  3 Credits.

Prerequisites:   C or better in MA 237.

Suggested Text:    A Course in Linear Algebra, by David B. Damiano and John

B. Little, Dover. 978-0-486-46908-9

Coverage:   Chapters 4 through 7.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will develop a good conceptual and computational understanding of linear algebra.

  • Students are expected to be able to state definitions precisely, prove some small theorems, follow the proofs of bigger theorems, and apply the aforementioned in a variety of real world situations. 

Last updated October 16, 2014.