Office hours: Wed 2:30 - 3:20 in PHSC 1024

The information sheet is available here. You can download a weekly outline of topics here (though this may vary slightly as the term goes on).

We will be using "Linear Algebra" by Jim Hefferon as our main textbook (25 Dec 2014 version). You can download a free pdf copy of the book here. Worked solutions to the exercises are also available.

Other textbooks freely available online you may find useful can be found here (Cherney, Denton, Waldron) and here (Breezer).

Some classes will be designated problem sessions, where we will go through assigned sections from Hefferon's book. You should either bring a printout of the pages containing the relevant exercises, or a laptop/tablet/other electronic device with access to the pdf.

- Mon 25 Jan: One.I.1 and One.I.2
- Mon 1 Feb: One.I.3 and One.III.1
- Mon 8 Feb: Two.I.1 and Two.I.2
- Mon 22 Feb: Two.II.1 and Two.III.1
- Mon 29 Feb: Three.II.1 and Three.II.2
- Mon 6 Mar: Three.III.1 and Three.IV.2

Weekly homeworks are to be submitted in the box outside my office by **12 noon on Fridays** - the grader will collect them shortly after then. Please include your full name, student number, homework number and the course and section number. Remember to **staple** your homework if using more than one sheet of paper.

In order to get a good grade on your homework, you must show correct working and reasoning. Conversely, if you arrive at the correct answer with little indication of working, you will receive very few points. Please put in an effort to ensure that your homework is presentable and can be easily read.

In addition to the set homework questions, you should do practice problems from the revelant sections of the textbook. I recommend you attempt the questions marked with a tick as a minimum.

- Homework 1 (Due Fri 29 January). Solutions.
- Homework 2 (Due Fri 5 February). Solutions.
- Homework 3 (Due Fri 12 February). Solutions. (Forgot to add: for Q1, a SLE with 2 equations in 3 variables cannot have a unique solution since there will always be at least one column with no leading 1 in the corresponding RREF matrix, so the system is either inconsistent or has infinitely many solutions.)
- Homework 4 (Due Fri 26 February). Solutions.
- Homework 5 (Due Fri 4 March). Solutions.
- Homework 6 (Due Fri 11 March). Solutions.
- Homework 7 (Due Fri 1 April). Solutions.
- Homework 8 (Due Fri 8 April). Solutions.
- Homework 9 (Due Fri 22 April). Solutions.
- Homework 10 (Due Fri 29 April). Solutions.

There will be three midterm exams, to be held during class. Each exam will be 50 minutes long. You may not use notes or books during the exam. **Non-programmable** calculators are permitted (i.e. no graphing calculators allowed).