MATH1030E  Linear Algebra I  2014/15
Announcement
 Final exam is on June 30th. There will be no makeup due to university rules.
 Midterm exam is on June 4th. Subjects taught on June 2nd will not be tested in the exam. Makeup could be arranged case by case.
 There are tutorials on the first week, i.e. May 12 for ET01 or May 14 for ET02.
 Question Sets are not homeworks. You are not suppose to hand in the answers. They are some interesting questions for you to parctice. Enjoy!
 There is a typo in question 7 of the Question Set 1. The new version is corrected.
 There is no quiz on May 26, Tuesday
 There will be no lectures and tutorials next week, i.e. there will be no class on June 2nd.
 The midterm exams will be held on 9:3012:00 June 4th at SC_L3, i.e. the usual lecture time and venue on Thusday. The exam is open book and calculator is allowed.
 The Homework is also due on June 4th, please bring your homework to the exam for tutors to collect.
 Due to technical reason, Quiz 3 is not given during the lecture. However, I still uploaded the questions, you can practice on these questions as part of your prepration for the midterm.
 About the Midterm, 44 students had taken the midterm exam. The average mark is 77 and the median is 82.5. One can find the distribution of marks here ==> [Download file]
 The makeup will be on 9:30am11:00am (1.5 hours) 15th June, Monday, at Room 502A, Academic Building No. 1
 There will be a Course Evaluation conducted by the math department around 10:45am Tuesday.
 The Homework 2 is due on June 25th, Thursday. Please hand in your solutions on/before the lecture on Thusday. Solutions will be released after the last lecture, so it doesn't make sense to hand in after the deadline.
 The final exam will be held on 9:3012:00 June 30th at SC_L3, i.e. the usual lecture time and venue on Tuesday. The exam is closed book. One piece of doublesided cheat sheet of A4 size and calculator are not necessary but allowed.
General Information
Lecturer

Ma, Jiajun
 Office: 408 Academic Building No.1, IMS
 Tel: 39433719
 Email:
 Office Hours: Tuesday 24pm and Thursday 24pm
Teaching Assistant

Ng Wing Kit
 Office: 232, LSB
 Email:

Xu Ang
 Office: 505, AB1
 Email:
Time and Venue
 Lecture: Tu 09:30AM12:15PM SC_L3, 12 May  30 June ; Th 09:30AM12:15PM SC_L3, 14 May  25 June
 Tutorial: ET01 Tu 12:30PM01:15PM SC_L3 12 May  30 June; ET02 Th 12:30PM01:15PM SC_L3, 14 May  25 June
Course Description
This course is intended to provide conceptual understandings and computational techniques of linear algebra. Topics include: Gaussian elimination, theory of simultaneous linear equations, matrices, determinants, vectors spaces, bases and linear independence.
Textbooks
 Linear Algebra with Applications by Steve Leon
References
 Linear Algebra Done Right by Sheldon Axler
 Linear Algebra by Stephen H. Friedberg and Arnold J. Insel
Preclass Notes
Lecture Notes
 Outline of the course
 Lecture Note 1
 Lecture Note 2
 Lecture Note 3
 Lecture Note 4
 Lecture Note 5 (a proof of Prop 2.10 is added)
 Lecture Note 6
 Lecture Note 7
 Lecture Note 89
 Lecture Note 10
 Additional topices
Tutorial Notes
 Tutorial Note 1
 Tutorial Questions 1
 Tutorial 1 solution
 Tutorial Questions 2
 Tutorial 2 solution
 Tutorial Questions 3
 Tutorial Questions 4
Assignments
 Question Set 1
 Homework 1 (due on June 4th, hand in your solutions on that day)
 homework 1 solution
 Homework 2 (due on June 25th, Thursday, hand in your solutions at the lecture, solutions will be released after the last lecture, so it doesn't make sense to hand in after the deadline)
Quizzes and Exams
 Quiz 01
 Quiz Solution 01
 Quiz 02
 Quiz Solution 02
 Quiz 03 with answers (not solutions) (This quiz has never taken due to technical reason. The questions now are left to you for practice.)
 Checklist for preparing Midterm Exam
 Quiz 04
 Midterm exam paper
 Midterm solution
 Quiz 04 Solution
 Quiz 05
 Quiz 05 Solution
Assessment Scheme
Homework  5%  
Quizzes (Open Book)  15%  
Midterm  25%  
Final Exam  55% 
Useful Links
 Linear Algebra Done Right (on SpringerLink)
 Linear Algebra by Jim Hefferon (A Free text for a standard US undergraduate course)
Honesty in Academic Work
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. Although cases of cheating or plagiarism are rare at the University, everyone should make himself / herself familiar with the content of the following website:
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/and thereby help avoid any practice that would not be acceptable.
Last updated: June 23, 2015 12:59:48