MATH2040C - Linear Algebra II - 2020/21

Course Name: 
Course Year: 
2020/21
Term: 
2

Announcement

  • Meeting ID: 996 4774 5879; Passcode: 630462
  • Syllabus [Download file]
  • Welcome to MATH2040C. There is no tutorial on week 1.
  • Tutorial ID: 993 5417 3106; Passcode: 2040tut
  • 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 January 25 before 11:59pm.
  • Midterm 1 will be conducted online as a "take-home exam" with 24 hour limit. It will be posted on Blackboard at 5pm on Feb 25 and the deadline for submission is 5pm on Feb 26. It is expected that the paper can be finished within an hour. As such, the 24-hour limit should allow enough flexibility. The exam will cover materials up to "Change of Coordinates" (Topic 1-9 in the course notes, or up to Section 2.5 in the textbook). It is an open-note exam; however, discussions with anyone are strictly prohibited. Late submission will not be accepted.
  • Midterm 2 will be conducted online as a "take-home exam" with 24 hour limit. It will be posted on Blackboard at 5pm on Mar 25 and the deadline for submission is 5pm on Mar 26. It is expected that the paper can be finished within an hour. As such, the 24-hour limit should allow enough flexibility. The exam will cover materials up to "Cayley-Hamilton Theorem" (Topic 1-12 in the course notes, or up to Chapter 5 in the textbook). It is an open-note exam; however, discussions with anyone are strictly prohibited. Late submission will not be accepted.
  • The final exam of MATH2040 will be conducted online on May 3 Monday afternoon. The exam will start at 12:30 pm, and the question paper will be uploaded to Blackboard and the course website on time. The duration of the hour is 2 hour, and you will be given 15 minutes to submit your answer scripts. That means the very strict deadline of submission is 2:45 pm. Late submission will not be accepted. (In case you encounter technical problems when submitting the answer scripts, please contact me immediately.) The exam will cover all taught materials of the textbook, or equivalently, all topics in the course notes (from MATH2040A). It is an open-note exam; however, discussion with anyone is strictly prohibited.

General Information

Lecturer

  • Prof. Zhongtao WU
    • Office: LSB 216
    • Tel: 3943-8578
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • Mr. Yat Long LEE (tutorial)
    • Office: AB1 505
    • Tel: 3943-4298
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Appointment
  • Mr. Zhipeng ZHU (grader)
    • Office: LSB 222B
    • Tel: 3943-7963
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Tu 18:30 - 20:15; Th 10:30 - 11:15 Zoom
  • Tutorial: Tu 13:30 - 14:15; Th 11:30 - 12:15 Zoom

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, Pearson (4th edition)

References

  • Axler, Linear Algebra Done Right, 3rd edition, Springer

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Quizzes and Exams


Solutions


Assessment Scheme

Homework  10%
Midterm 1 20%
Midterm 2 20%
Final Exam 50%

Useful Links


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.


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