# Linear Algebra and Applications

Term                     : Fall 2011
Lectures               :  (T07 - T08) Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm, (H08) Thursday, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Location               : Lecture - T07 - T08: LSB LT5          Tutorial    - T09   :  LSB LT2
-  H08        : LSB LT2                             - T10   :  LSB LT5
- H09  :  LSB LT2
- H11  :  Science Centre L2

Course website: http://www.math.cuhk.edu.hk/~math2510/math2510b

Instructor: Dr. Jeff Chak-Fu WONG
E-mail: jwong@math.cuhk.edu.hk
Office: Room 208, LSB
Phone extension: 2609 - 7987
Lecturer's office hours: Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday - 1:30 pm -2:30 pm, or by appointment.

Teaching Assistants:

Teaching Assistants:

LIN, Dateng
E-mail: dtlin@math.cuhk.edu.hk
Office: Room 101, LSB
Phone extension:  2609 - 8608
Tutor's office hours:

LOW, Ho-Chi
E-mail: hclow@math.cuhk.edu.hk
Office: Room 225, LSB
Phone extension:  2609 - 8578
Tutor's office hours:

WANG, Tianming
E-mail: tmwang@math.cuhk.edu.hk
Office: Room 101, LSB
Phone extension:  2609 - 8608
Tutor's office hours:

ZHANG, Pengfei
E-mail: pfzhang@math.cuhk.edu.hk
Office: Room 222B,  LSB
Phone extension:  2609 - 7963
Tutor's office hours:

Announcements

Here are the time schedule for the tutorial class.
(You may attend one of tutorial classes):

Class A & Class B:

T09   :  LSB LT2
T10   :  LSB LT5
H09  :  LSB LT2
H11  :  Science Centre L2

Outline

This course is intended to introduce those methods and concepts in linear algebra which are often used in the studies of engineering. Topics are usually selected from: system of linear equations, vector spaces, matrix, linear transformation, inner product, pseudo-inverse, singular value decomposition, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Text

Linear algebra : with applications

by Steven J. Leon (7th edition)

This is available at the CUHK university bookstore.

References

Introductory linear algebra : an applied first course

by Bernard Kolman, David R. Hill (8th edition)

Linear algebra with applications

by Otto Bretscher (3rd edition)

These items are available at the CUHK library.

The text/reference should not be treated as a substitute for the lectures. The lectures may present the material covered in the text in a different manner, or deviate from it entirely. You should take your own notes in class.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong places very high importance on honesty in academic work submitted by students, and adopts a policy of zero tolerance on cheating and plagiarism. Any related offence will lead to disciplinary action including termination of studies at the University. For information on categories of offenses and types of penalties, students should consult the following website: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/, or doc

Evaluation

1. Homework:                          10%
2. Quiz:                                       5%
3. Midterm:                               30%
4. Final:                                    55%

Homework

There will be six homework assignments, one every two weeks.

Please note that you MUST do the whole homework by yourself. In case of difficulty, you may consult the instructor and the tutors during their office hours. Any answers that show evidence of having been done with others will score zero; stronger action may also be taken (see above). Don’t copy the work of others! Be neat, concise and well-organized.

Homework 1 (out Sept 6, due Sept 23).
Homework 2 (out Sept 20, due Oct 7).
Homework 3 (out Oct 6, due Oct 21).
Homework 4 (out Oct 18,  due Nov 18).
Homework 5 (out Nov 8, due Nov 25).
Homework 6 (out Nov 22, due Dec 9).

Schedule of Quiz, mid-term test and final examination:

Mid-term - Time: 25 th October, 2011

Quiz Time:  15 th November, 2011

Final examination -   Time:    15th December, 2011 from 16:15 pm - 18:15 pm

Location:   University Gymnasium

September 2011

 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 - HW 1 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 - HW 2 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

October 2011

 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 - HW 3 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 - HW 4 19 20 21 22 23 24 25-  Mid-term 26 27 28 29 30 31

November 2011

 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 - HW 5 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 - Quiz 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 - HW 6 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

December 2011

 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 - Final Exam. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31