MA 219 (Linear Algebra) - Autumn 2019 - Vamsi Pingali


The text we will (largely) be following is "Linear Algebra" by Hoffman and Kunze. We will try to cover as much of this book as possible. Here are some other references :
1. M. Artin, Algebra.
2. S. Lang, Linear Algebra.
3. G. Strang, Linear algebra and its applications.


Instructor : Vamsi Pritham Pingali, vamsipingali@iisc.ac.in.

Office : N23 in the mathematics building.

Teaching Assistants :
1. GVK Teja (You are assigned to him if your S.R No's last digit is even) : Tutorial on TBA
2. Projesh Nath (You are assigned to him if your S.R No's last digit is odd) : Tutorial on TBA

Classroom and timings : Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:30 in LH-4.

The Grading policy : 15% for Quizzes - One quiz every fortnight to be held during the tutorial session. It will contain a couple of problems from the HW. , Midterm-35%, and 50% for the Final.


Exams :

The Midterm shall be held on TBA. (Syllabus : TBA)

The final for this course will be held on TBA. (Syllabus : TBA)

Ethics: Read the information on the IISc student ethics page. In short, cheating is a silly thing. Don't do it.

Here is the tentative schedule. (It is subject to changes and hence visiting this webpage regularly is one of the best ideas in the history of best ideas.)

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 Dates

 Syllabus covered

1

29 July - 4 Aug

Logistics, motivation, definition of fields, elementary row operations (Thursday notes)

2

5 Aug - 11 Aug

Row echelon form, matrix multiplication (Tuesday notes); Invertibility, Definition of Vector spaces (Thursday notes)

3

12 Aug - 18 Aug

Vector spaces, subspaces (Tuesday notes)

4

19 Aug - 25 Aug

5

26 Aug - 1 Sept

6

2 Sept - 8 Sept

7

9 Sept - 15 Sept

8

16 Sept - 22 Sept

9

23 Sept - 29 Sept

10

30 Sept - 6 Oct

11

7 Oct - 13 Oct

12

14 Oct - 20 Oct

13

21 Oct - 27 Oct

14

28 Oct - 3 Nov

15

4 Nov - 10 Nov

16

11 Nov - 17 Nov

17

18 Nov - 24 Nov



How's the HW ? Sigh....sir....

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 Week

 Quiz to be held on (subject to changes; please check regularly)

1

29 July - 4 Aug

No HW/Quiz

2

5 Aug - 11

No HW/Quiz

3

TBA

HW 1