MATH2040B - Linear Algebra II - 2020/21

Course Name: 
Course Year: 
2020/21
Term: 
1

Announcement

  • There will be no tutorial classes in the first week.
  • Homework 1 has been posted. The question can be found in the textbook: Friedberg, Insel and Spence, Linear algebra, 4th edition, Pearson. Please submit your homework on the Blackboard. It is due on Sept 18 (next Friday) before 11:59pm.
  • Instruction on the submission of homework on Blackboard. [Download file]
  • Homework 2 has been posted.
  • Arrangement for the midterm examinations
     
    The midterm examinations will be arranged as below. 
    1. Midterm 1 will be held on October 9, 2020 (Friday) and Midterm 2 will be held on November 6, 2020 (Friday). Please mark it down on your calendar. Midterm 1 will be held about three weeks from now.
    2. Midterm examinations will be conducted online using "Blackboard" as a "take-home exam" with a 24 hours limit. For midterm 1, the examination question will be available on October 9, 2020 at 10:00am and the deadline for submission (via "Blackboard") is October 10, 2020 at 10:00am. It is expected that the paper can be finished within 3 hours. As such, the 24-hour limit should allow enough flexibility. 
    3. Midterm 1 will cover materials taught from Week 1 to Week 4.
     

     

  • Homework 3 has been posted.
  • Please be informed that there a minor typo in Q2 in Part II: "Prove that {w1, w2, ..., wm} is a basis for V if and only if ..." The typo has been indicated in red, namely, n should be m in the updated file. Please download the updated file
  • Homework 5 has been posted.It is due next Monday 19/10 before 1159PM.
  • Adjustment for the Lecture and Tutorial session on Oct 20 and Oct 22
     
    The following adjustment for our lecture and tutorial sessions will be made this week:
     
    Tuesday (20/10): I will give a lecture from 4:30pm to 6pm. Therefore, there will be no tutorial session on Tuesday. Please join the lecture at: https://cuhk.zoom.us/j/93644920819
     
    Thursday (22/10): There will be a tutorial session from 10:30am to 11:15am. Please join the tutorial session at: https://cuhk.zoom.us/j/2341862084
    And Prof. Renjun Duan will substitute me for a lecture from 11:30am to 12:15pm. Please join the lecture at: https://cuhk.zoom.us/j/93644920819
  • Homework 6 has been posted.
  • Homework 7 has been posted.
  • Please be reminded that we will have midterm 2 next Friday (November 6). The coverage of the midterm will be from Lecture 6 p.11 to Lecture 12. That is, Section 2.1 to Section 5.1 in the textbook.
  • Midterm 2 will be conducted online using "Blackboard" as a "take-home exam" with a 24 hours limit. The examination question will be available on November 6, 2020 at 10:00am and the deadline for submission (via "Blackboard") is November 7, 2020 at 10:00am. It is expected that the paper can be finished within 3 hours. As such, the 24-hour limit should allow enough flexibility.
  • Homework 8 has been posted.
  • Homework 9 has been posted.
  • Statistics of Midterm 1 scores: Mean: 90.625; SD: 9.9; Median: 93
  • No lecture on Nov 19 due to the graduation ceremony.
  • The final examination will start at 10:00am on December 18th, 2020. The exam will take 24 hours and hence will end at 10:00am on the next day December 19th 2020. Please mark the time and date in your calendar. It will be an open-book test and the answers should be submitted in Blackboard. Further details will be announced in due course.
  • Homework 10 has been posted.

General Information

Lecturer

  • Ronald Lok Ming LUI
    • Office: LSB 207
    • Tel: 39437975
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • Chenran Lin
    • Email:

Time and Venue

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 Gram-Schmidt process, adjoint, normal and self-adjoint 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, 4th edition, Pearson.

Lecture Notes


Tutorial Notes


Assignments

  • Homework 1: Sec 1.2: 8, 11, 13, 17, 21; Sec 1.3: 10, 19, 20, 23, 24 (Due on Sept 18 before 6pm. Please upload your solution to blackboard)
  • Homework 2: Sec 1.4: 5 (e), (g), 6, 12, 13, 15; Sec 1.5 2(d),(h),(j), 9, 14, 16, 19 (Due on Sept 25 before 1159PM)
  • Homework 3: Sec 1.6: 4, 11, 12, 14, 15, 20, 23, 24, 26, 31 (Due on Oct 2 before 11:59PM)
  • Homework 4: Sec 2.1: 2, 4, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 (Due on Oct 9 before 1159PM)
  • Homework 5: Sec 2.1: 28, 29; Sec 2.2: 2 c), f), 5, 8, 11, 13; Sec 2.3: 3, 9, 11 (Due on Oct 19 before 1159PM)
  • Homework 6: Sec 2.4: 2(d),(e), 7, 15,16, 17; Sec 2.5: 2(b),(d), 3(a),(c),(d), 4, 6(b),(c), 7 (Due on Oct 26 before 1159PM)
  • Homework 7: Sec 5.1: 2(c), (f), 3(c), (d), 4(g), (h), 6, 8, 15, 20, 22 (Due on Nov 2 before 1159PM)
  • Homework 8: Sec 5.2: 2(f), 3(b), 7, 10, 17; Sec 5.4: 2(e), 5, 11, 13, 19 (Due on Nov 16 before 1159PM)
  • Homework 9: Sec 6.1: 9,10, 11, 12, 15; Sec 6.2: 2(g), (i), 6, 8, 14, 17 (Due on Nov 23 before 1159PM)
  • Homework 10: Sec 6.3: 3(b), (c), 6, 8, 9, 13, 14; Sec 6.4: 2(c), (d), 6, 7, 9, 11 (Due on Dec 4 before 1159PM)

Quizzes and Exams


Solutions


Assessment Scheme

Homework 10%
Midterm 1 (October 9, 2020) 20%
Midterm 2 (November 6, 2020) 20%
Final examination 50%

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Last updated: November 26, 2020 20:06:14