# 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.

• 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"