- Final exam,
**Fri May 18**. - At last, my schedule is up! Click here to see office hours, etc.

Course content:

- Chapter 1: Axioms of a vector space.
- Chapter 3: Dimension and its interpretations; The contraction algorithm.
- Chapter 6: Summary of supplemental theorems, matrix of a linear function; The long theorem.
- Chapter 8: The singular value decomposition.

HW | Outline due | Due date | Last revision due | Problems |

PS00 | None | Mon Jan 30 | WED FEB 15
| See handout. |

PS01 | Wed Feb 01 | Mon Feb 06 | WED MAR 14
| See handout. |

PS02 | Wed Feb 08 | Mon Feb 13 | WED MAR 14
| See handout. |

PS03 | Wed Feb 15 | Mon Feb 27 | Wed Mar 14 | See handout. |

PS04 | Wed Feb 29 | Mon Mar 05 | Wed Apr 18 | See handout. |

PS05 | Wed Mar 07 | Mon Mar 12 | Wed Apr 18 | See handout. |

PS06 | Wed Mar 14 | Wed Mar 21 | Wed Apr 18 | See handout. |

PS07 | Wed Apr 04 | Mon Apr 09 | Mon May 14 | See handout. |

PS08 | WED APR 11
| MON APR 16
| MON MAY 14
| See handout. |

PS09 | Wed Apr 18 | Mon Apr 30 | Mon May 14 | See handout. |

PS10 | Wed May 02 | Mon May 07 | TBA | See handout. |

PS11 | Wed May 09 | Mon May 14 | TBA | See handout. |

*Review reading, if necessary* (in Messer): 2.1-2.3, 5.1-5.2,
7.2-7.4.

*Proof handout:* Parts I-II, Part III as needed.

- Examples showing that the 8 axioms for a vector space are independent, with the possible exception of axiom 3, depending on how you look at it.
- If you're interested in typesetting math, the system I use to
make my handouts is called LaTeX, and it can be downloaded for free
(in Windows format) at http://www.miktex.org. If you own a
Mac (system OS X) or a Linux computer, you already own a copy of this
program, as it's been a standard Unix program for about 20 years.

LaTeX is well worth learning, if you have some free time; it's used for manuals and technical reports throughout nerd-dom. For self-study, I highly recommend the LaTeX book by Leslie Lamport, which you can purchase here. - Free downloads: Adobe Acrobat (for reading .pdf files)

**Instructor:**Tim Hsu.**Required text:**Linear Algebra: Gateway to Mathematics, Robert Messer.**Homework:**Outline and final version due once each week, except in exam weeks. For details, see the handout on homework in Math 129B.**Exams:**Three in-class 50-minute exams, plus 2 hour, 15 min final exam (**Fri May 18, 9:45am-noon**).**Grading:**Final course grades consist of:

Homework: 20% Exam 1: 14% Exams 2 & 3: 18% each Final: 30%