Instructor: M. C. Pinar (mustafap@bilkent.edu.tr)

Room: 305

Office Hours: Tuesdays 15:30-17:15.

Textbook and Online Resources:

- Linear Algebra Done Right, S. Axler, Springer-Verlag, Second Edition (available at the Bookstore).
- Lecture
notes by Attila Askar (for reference).

**Topics to be covered (in the order below):**

- Vector Spaces
- Finite Dimensional Vector Spaces
- Linear Maps
- Polynomials
- Eigenvalues and Eigenvectos
- Inner Product Spaces
- Operators on Inner Product Spaces
- Operators on Real Vector Spaces
- Operators on Complex Vector Spaces

- Trace and Determinant
- Complements.

Grading

No homework will be assigned. Instead, I will ask the students to work out exercises from the textbook on their own. Two in-class tests will be given at the dates indicated below.

Test I : Oct. 24,2003

Test II: Dec. 12, 2003

25 %

25 %

Final: January 16, 2004, 9:40 am 50 %

The first test questions from the previous year are here.

The second test questions from the previous year are here.

The third test questions from the previous year are here.

The final test questions from the previous year are here.

Announcement: The third test, initially planned at the start of the course was cancelled as a result of the delay in administering the second test. Therefore,

the exam weights have been readjusted as above.

GENERAL ADVICE ON STUDYING FOR THE COURSE

- It is very important that
**you come to each class**. (You will

having read the material to be covered that day

need to read this material at some point anyway!) Reading it

in advance will help you to understand the lecture better.

It also gives you a chance to ask questions about the parts

you did not understand fully. - Please come and ask questions during anytime, but especially during

the office hours. This is the time I am available**exclusively**to

answer your questions.

Cheating has serious consequences. The university policy on

plagiarism will be fully applied if anyone is caught cheating on

the examinations.