MATH2040B - Linear Algebra II - 2016/17

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  • There is no tutorial class in the first week.
  • Practice problem set 1 has been posted. If you do not yet have a copy of the textbook, the relevant pages have been scanned below (it requires a password, which you should have received through email if you have registered on CUSIS).
  • Practice problem set 2 has been posted.
  • Practice problem set 3 has been posted.
  • Practice problem set 4 has been posted.
  • Classroom rearrangement: Wednesday's lecture will be held at Lady Shaw Building C1 from 10:30am-12pm (instead of NAH 115)
  • Practice problem set 5 has been posted.
  • The first midterm will take place on Oct 18 (Tue) 7:30-9:00pm at LSB LT1. It will cover all the topics from the beginning of the course up to the (including) Cayley-Hamilton Theorem). This corresponds to Chapter 1-4, 5.1, 5.2 and 5.4 of the textbook. Please go to the test venue on time and bring your student ID.
  • Practice problem set 6 has been posted.
  • Practice problem set 7 has been posted.
  • Practice problem set 8 has been posted.
  • The second midterm will take place on Nov 15 (Tue) 7:30-9:00pm at LSB LT1. It will cover all topics all the topics in Sec 6.1-6.4 in the textbook (except least square approximation and minimal solution in Sec 6.3). That's, the materials in the lecture notes up to Lecture 19(1).
  • Practice problem set 9 has been posted.
  • Practice problem set 10 has been posted.
  • Practice problem set 11 has been posted.

General Information


  • Ronald Lok Ming LUI
    • Office: LSB 207
    • Tel: 3943-7975
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • LEUNG LIU Yusan
    • Office: LSB 222B
    • Tel: 3943 7963
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Tue 12:30-3:15PM; Wed 2:30-5:15PM; Thurs 2:30-4:15PM
  • GU Dalin
    • Office: AB1 407B
    • Tel: 3943 3720
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Mon 8:30AM-11:30PM; Tue 8:30AM-11:30AM; Fri 3:30-5:30PM
  • LAM Ming Fai
    • Office: LSB 222C
    • Tel: 3943 8570
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Mon 11:30AM-2:15PM; Thurs 2:30PM-4:15PM; Fri 1:30-4:15PM

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: We 10:30AM - 12:15PM (LSB C1); Th 10:30AM - 11:15AM (LBS LT4)
  • Tutorial: Th 11:30AM - 12:15PM (LSB LT4)

Course Description

This is a continuation of MATH1030. Topics include: linear mapping and its matrix representation, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, inner product spaces, Gram-Schmidt process, Jordan canonical forms.


  • "Linear Algebra (4th ed)" by S. Friedberg, A. Insel and L. Spence, Prentice Hall

Lecture Notes

Tutorial Notes



Assessment Scheme

Tutorial classwork 5%
Midterm 1 (7:30pm- 9pm, October 18 at LSB LT1) 22.5%
Midterm 2 (7:30pm - 9pm, November 15 at LSB LT1) 22.5%
Final 50%

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Last updated: December 02, 2016 10:00:47