# Linear Algebra

**MATH 2135 Fall 2020**

## Course description

The official title of this course is *Linear Algebra
for Mathematics Majors*. The course provides an
introduction to the study of vector spaces and linear maps,
including the topics of systems of linear equations,
matrices, linear independence, dimension, inner products,
determinants, eigenvalues, eigenvectors and diagonalization.
The course is recommended for students who plan to major in
mathematics.
Prerequisites: MATH 2300 or APPM 1360, and MATH 2001.

## Schedule

MWF 9:10 AM -- 10:00 AM, meeting remotely via Zoom.

*You are required to have a working camera and
microphone for this course.*

University of Colorado Academic Calendar

## Office hours

F 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM or by appointment

## Textbook

The textbook for the course is:

- Tom M. Apostol,
*Calculus, Volume 2*(2nd Edition), Wiley, 1969.

Our treatment may also follow parts of:

- M. Artin,
*Algebra*(2nd Edition), Prentice--Hall, 2011. - S. Axler,
*Linear Algebra Done Right*(3rd Edition), Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer, 2015. - O. Bretscher,
*Linear Algebra with Applications*(5th Edition), Pearson, 2012. - C. Curtis,
*Linear Algebra, An Introductory Approach*, Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer, 1984. - S. Friedberg, A. Insel, and L. Spence,
*Linear Algebra*(4th Edition), Pearson, 2002*(3rd Edition)*. - K. Janich,
*Linear Algebra*, Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer 1984. - P. Lax,
*Linear Algebra and Its Applications*(2nd Edition), Pearson, 2007. - D. Lay,
*Linear Algebra and Its Applications*(3rd Edition), Addison Wesley, 2006. - P. Petersen,
*Linear Algebra*, Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer, 2012.

There are many other books on the topic, some of which are:

The Springer books are available for free in .pdf through the University of Colorado. Used, paperback copies of all of the books are often available for a steep discount at online book sellers.

## Grading

Grading will be approximately: Homework 10%, Quizzes 15%,
Midterm I 25%, Midterm II 25%, Final 25%. Any aspect
of this may be changed at any time.