100221 Linear Algebra I

Course offering details

Instructors: Dr. Stefan Maubach

Type: Lecture

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Course Name Abbreviation: LinAlg I

Hours per week: 3

Credits: 7.50

Min. | Max. participants: - | -

Partial Grades:
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Official Course Description:
Together with 100211 Analysis I, this is one of the basic mathematics courses. It introduces vector spaces and linear maps, which play an important role throughout mathematics and its applications.
The course begins by introducing the concept of a vector space over an arbitrary field (for example, the real or complex numbers) and the concept of linear independence, leading to the notion of ``dimension''. We proceed to define linear maps between vector spaces and discuss properties such as nullity and rank. Linear maps can be represented by matrices and we show how matrices can be used to compute ranks and kernels of linear maps or to solve linear systems of equations.
In order to study some geometric problems and talk about lengths and angles, we introduce an additional structure called the inner or scalar product on real vector spaces. Properties of Euclidean vector spaces and orthogonal maps are treated, including the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality, Gram-Schmidt orthonormalization and orthogonal and unitary groups.
An endomorphism is a linear map from a vector space to itself and is represented by a square matrix. We study the trace and determinant of endomorphisms and matrices and discuss eigenvalues and eigenvectors. We discuss the question whether a matrix is diagonalizable and state the theorem on Jordan Normal Form which provides a classification of endomorphisms.
This course has no formal prerequisites; incoming students with a strong mathematics background are encouraged to take this class in their first semester. However, a familiarity with mathematical reasoning and proof (e.g., proof by induction or by contradiction), such as introduced in 110100 General Mathematics and Computational Science, is required.

Literature
Primary Text
  • Linear Algebra and Geometry
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Appointments
Date From To Room Instructors
1 Wed, 5. Sep. 2012 09:45 11:00 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
2 Mon, 10. Sep. 2012 08:15 09:30 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
3 Wed, 12. Sep. 2012 09:45 11:00 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
4 Mon, 17. Sep. 2012 08:15 09:30 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
5 Wed, 19. Sep. 2012 09:45 11:00 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
6 Mon, 24. Sep. 2012 08:15 09:30 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
7 Wed, 26. Sep. 2012 09:45 11:00 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
8 Mon, 1. Oct. 2012 08:15 09:30 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
9 Mon, 8. Oct. 2012 08:15 09:30 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
10 Wed, 10. Oct. 2012 09:45 11:00 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
11 Mon, 15. Oct. 2012 08:15 09:30 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
12 Wed, 17. Oct. 2012 09:45 11:00 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
13 Wed, 24. Oct. 2012 09:45 11:00 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
14 Mon, 29. Oct. 2012 08:15 09:30 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
15 Wed, 31. Oct. 2012 09:45 11:00 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
16 Mon, 5. Nov. 2012 08:15 09:30 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
17 Wed, 7. Nov. 2012 09:45 11:00 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
18 Mon, 12. Nov. 2012 08:15 09:30 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
19 Wed, 14. Nov. 2012 09:45 11:00 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
20 Mon, 19. Nov. 2012 08:15 09:30 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
21 Wed, 21. Nov. 2012 09:45 11:00 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
22 Mon, 26. Nov. 2012 08:15 09:30 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
23 Wed, 28. Nov. 2012 09:45 11:00 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
24 Mon, 3. Dec. 2012 08:15 09:30 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
25 Wed, 5. Dec. 2012 09:45 11:00 West Hall 8 Dr. Stefan Maubach
26 Th, 13. Dec. 2012 12:30 14:30 East Hall 4 Dr. Stefan Maubach
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Course catalogue
Course Catalogue > School of Engineering and Science > Mathematical Sciences > Undergraduate Level Courses
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Instructors
Dr. Stefan Maubach