# Math 2371: Matrices and Linear Operators 2

Instructor: Jason DeBlois (see my homepage
for contact info)

Office: Thackeray 407

Office hours: TBD

(you may always email me for an appointment)

### First day handout

**Texts:** *Linear Algebra
(second edition)*, by Kenneth Hoffman and Ray Kunze,

*Linear Algebra (second edition)*, by Peter Lax.

### Grading

- Homework - 30%. Assigned and collected weekly.
- Midterms 1 and 2 - 20% each.
- Final exam - 30%.

### Homework Assignments

**Homework 1** (due Monday 01/14) Last semester's
final exam.

(Do all six problems. Use no more than two pages per problem.)
**Homework 2** (due Tuesday 01/21) Section 6.2 #1--9, 13, and the
**PPotW**: August 2017,

Problem 3.
**Homework 3** (due ~~Wednesday 01/30~~ Thursday 01/31 in
recitation) Section 6.3 #1--8,

10, 11, and
the **PPotW**: August 2008, Problem 3.
**Homework 4** (due Wednesday 02/06) Section 6.4 #3--13, Section
6.5 #1,2, and the

**PPotW**: April 2010, Problem
5.
**Homework 5** (due Friday 02/15) Section 6.5 #3,4, Section 6.6
#1--10, Section 6.7 #

2,3,4, and the **PPotW**:
April 2009, Problem 2. (Warning: this problem is tricky!)
**Homework 6** (due Friday 03/01) Section 6.7 #5,8, Section 6.8
#1,4,5,6,9,10,11,15,

Section 7.1 #2,4,7, Section
7.2 #4,8, and the
**PPotW**: April 2017, Problem 4.
**Homework 7** (due Friday 03/08) Section 7.2 #2,8,10,16, Section
7.3 #3--8, Section 8.1

#1,5--9, and the
**PPotW**: August 2013, Problem 4.
**Homework 8** (due Wednesday 03/20) Section 8.1 #10,11,12, Section
8.2 #1,3,5,6,9,12,

13,17, Section 8.3 #1,2,4,5,8,9,11,
and the **PPotW**: April 2014, Problem 5.
**Homework 9** (due ~~Wednesday 03/27~~ Friday 03/30)
Section 8.4 #1--14, and the
**PPotW**:

August 2017, Problem 5.
**Homework 10** (due Friday 04/05) Section 8.5 #1, 2--12 even, and
the **PPotW**(s): May

2016, Problem 3 and
April 2014, Problem 6. (Your proof for the latter problem must

be exactly one sentence.)
**Homework 11** (due Friday 04/12) Problems 2,3,4 of
this, and give a proof of the
Weyl

theorem stated there.
**PPotW**(s): April 2015, Problem 6,
August 2015, Problem 3, and

April 2017, Problem 2.
**Homework 12** (due Friday 04/19) Lax Chapter 7, Exercises
6,7,16,19, Chapter 9

Exercise 3, and the
**PPotW**(s): August 2013, Problem 5, April 2013, Problem 6,

August 2012 Problems 3 and 5.

**PPotW** = "Prelim Problem of the Week"