MATH2040C  Linear Algebra II  2018/19
Announcement
 Welcome to the course web. Here is the outline of the course: [Download file]
 No tutorial class in the first week.
 Homework is due in the box on the second floor of LSB on Friday at NOON. All problems are selected from Friedberg, Insel and Spence, Linear algebra, Pearson (4th edition). HW 1 is due on January 18.
 Lecture on January 22 (Tuesday) will be cancelled.
 Midterm 1 is scheduled on February 26, 910am, in Lady Shaw Building LT5. The exam will cover material from Chapter 1 and 2 of the textbook and from our class notes up to Lecture 6. NO calculator or notebook is allowed.
 Midterm 2 is scheduled on March 26, 910am, in Lady Shaw Building LT5. The exam will cover material from Chapter 1  5 of the textbook and from our class notes up to Lecture 9. NO calculator or notebook is allowed.
General Information
Lecturer

Zhongtao WU
 Office: LSB 216
 Tel: 39439578
 Email:

Ka Fai WONG
 Office: AB1 407A
 Tel: 39433721
 Email:

Jingling YANG
 Office: LSB 232
 Tel: 39435294
 Email:
Time and Venue
 Lecture: Tu 8:30AM  10:15AM and Th 10:30AM  11:15AM, Lady Shaw Bldg LT5
 Tutorial: Th 11:30AM  12:15PM, Lady Shaw Bldg LT5; Tu 1:30PM  2:15PM, Mong Man Wai Bldg 702
Course Description
This course is a continuation of Linear Algebra I (MATH 1030). It is a second course on linear algebra and will cover basic concepts of abstract vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalizability, operators on inner product spaces, orthogonality and GramSchmidt process, adjoint, normal and selfadjoint operators, spectral theorems, and if time permits, quadratic forms and Jordan canonical forms. More emphasis will be put on the theoretical understanding of basic concepts in linear algebra.
Textbooks
 Friedberg, Insel and Spence, Linear algebra, Pearson (4th edition)
References
 Axler, Linear Algebra Done Right, 3rd edition, Springer
Lecture Notes
 Lecture 1 (all lecture notes are credited to Prof. Chan)
 Lecture 2
 Lecture 3
 Lecture 4
 Lecture 5
 Lecture 6
 Lecture 7
 Lecture 8
 Lecture 9
 Lecture 10
 Lecture 11
 Lecture 12
Tutorial Notes
 Tutorial 1
 Tutorial 2
 Tutorial 3
 Tutorial 4
 Tutorial 5
 Tutorial 6
 Tutorial 7
 Tutorial 8
 Tutorial 10
 Tutorial 11
Assignments
 Howework 1, due January 18
 Homework 2, due February 1
 Homework 3, due February 22
 Homework 4, due March 8
 Homework 5, due March 22
 Homework 6, due April 12
 Homework 7, due April 26
Quizzes and Exams
Solutions
 Homework 1 solution
 Homework 2 solution
 Homework 3 solution
 Homework 4 solution
 Homework 5 solution (updated on 28/03)
 Homework 6 solution (updated on 20/04)
 Homework 7 solution
Assessment Scheme
Homework  10%  
Midterm 1 (February 26)  20%  
Midterm 2 (March 26)  20%  
Final Exam  50% 
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.
Assessment Policy Last updated: April 24, 2019 11:20:44