# Essential information

• Lectures: MWF 12:30-1:30, AHB-1B02
• Office hours: W 2-3:30, MC-116 (by Chris) and F 2:30-3:30, MC-104 (by Gerardo/Mohabat)
• Instructor: Chris Kapulkin
• Email: kkapulki (at) uwo.ca
• Office: MC 116
• Teaching assistants: Gerardo Palafox Castillo and Mohabat Tarkeshian
• Website: http://uwo.ca/math/faculty/kapulkin/courses/2018-2120B
• Prerequisites: Mathematics 1600A/B.

# Textbook

The course will follow:

• Friedberg, Insel, Spence, Linear Algebra, Edition 4 (publisher: Prentice Hall).

# Course content

The topics will include:

• abstract vector spaces and linear transformations
• determinants
• diagonalization and characteristic polynomial
• eigenvalues and eigenvectors

# Evaulation

The final grades will be based on the following components:

• weekly quizzes: 25%
• midterm: 25%
• final: 50%

# Midterm exam

• Date: March 2, 2018
• Time: 7-9 PM
• Room (depending on the last name):
• SH 2355: A-L
• SH 2317: M-Z

# Final exam

• Date: April 28, 2018
• Time: 7-10 PM
• Room: UCC 146

# Recommended homework problems

 Section Recommended exercises 1.2 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21 1.3 1, 3, 10, 11, 13, 14, 19, 21, 23, 24 1.4 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 1.5 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 14, 19, 20 1.6 1, 9, 11, 15, 20, 21, 23, 26, 28 2.1 1, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 25, 28, 34 2.2 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 2.3 1, 3, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17 2.4 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 15, , 17, 20 2.5 1, 8, 9, 10 2.6* 1, 3, 9, 11, 13 3.1 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 3.2 1, 3, 7, 8, 14, 21, 22 3.3 1, 4, 6, 9 3.4 1, 10, 11 4.1 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11* 4.2 1, 5, 6, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 4.3 1, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21 4.4 1, 3 4.5 1, 13, 19 5.1 1, 3ab, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 5.2 1, 2ab, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13

# Accommodation and Accesibility

If you are unable to meet a course requirement due to illness or other serious circumstances, you must provide valid medical or supporting documentation to the Academic Counselling Office of your home faculty as soon as possible. If you are a Science student, the Academic Counselling Office of the Faculty of Science is located in WSC 140, and can be contacted at scibmsac@uwo.ca.

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If a quiz or an exam is missed and sufficient documentation is provided, a make-up exam will be offered. In each case, the permission to do so must be granted by the student's Dean's Office/Academic Counselling. Failure to follow these rules may result in a grade of zero.

If you miss the Midterm or Final Exam, please contact your faculty’s Academic Counselling Office as soon as you are able to do so. They will assess your eligibility to write the Special Exam (the name given by the university to a makeup Final Exam). You may also be eligible to write the Special Exam if you are in a “Multiple Exam Situation”

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# Support Services

Please contact the course instructor if you require lecture or printed material in an alternate format or if any other arrangements can make this course more accessible to you. You may also wish to contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at 661-2111 ext. 82147 if you have questions regarding accommodation. The policy on Accommodation for Students with Disabilities can be found here:

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