# MATH2040B - Linear Algebra II - 2022/23

Course Name:
Course Year:
2022/23
Term:
2

### Announcement

• Welcome to the course! No tutorial in the first week. Here is the course outline: [Download file]
• Midterm 1 will take place during lecture time (1:30-2:15pm) on February 22. This is a close-book exam covering the first 2 chapters of the textbook; you should also consult Week 1-5 of the Lecture notes.
• Midterm 2 will take place during lecture time (1:30-2:15pm) on March 29. This is a close-book exam covering the first 5 chapters of the textbook (with an emphasis on Section 5.1 and 5.2). Calculator is not permitted/needed.

### General Information

#### Lecturer

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

#### Teaching Assistant

• Mr. Kam Fai CHAN
• Office: LSB 232
• Tel: 3943-5294
• Email:
• Mr. Haiyu CHEN
• Office: AB1 614
• Tel: 3943-4109
• Email:

#### Time and Venue

• Lecture: Mo 11:30AM - 1:15PM; We 1:30PM - 2:15PM, Y.C. Liang Hall 103
• Tutorial: Mo 1:30PM - 2:15PM; We 12:30PM - 1:15PM, Y.C. Liang Hall 103

### 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

### Assessment Scheme

 Homework 10% Midterm 1 (February 22) 20% Midterm 2 (March 29) 20% Final Exam 50%