Fall 2012 MATH H110 001 LEC

Honors Linear Algebra
Schedule: 
SectionDays/TimeLocationInstructorCCN
001 LECTuTh 930-11A 2 EVANSHOLTZ, O V54217
Units/CreditFinal Exam GroupEnrollment
47: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012 3-6PLimit:32 Enrolled:27 Waitlist:0 Avail Seats:5 [on 11/02/12]

Restrictions: BY CATEGORY

Additional Information: 

Prerequisites: 54 or a course with equivalent linear algebra content.

Syllabus: Honors section corresponding to course 110 for exceptional students with strong mathematical inclination and motivation. Emphasis is on rigor, depth, and hard problems.

Office:  821 Evans Hall

Office Hours: TBD

Required Text: Halmos, Paul R. Finite-dimensional vector spaces.  Reprinting of the 1958 second edition. Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics. Springer-Verlag, New York-Heidelberg, 1974. viii+200 pp.

Recommended Reading: Halmos, Paul R. Linear algebra problem book. (English summary)
The Dolciani Mathematical Expositions, 16. Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC, 1995. xiv+336 pp. ISBN: 0-88385-322-1

Gelʹfand, I. M. Lectures on linear algebra. With the collaboration of Z. Ya. Shapiro. Translated from the second Russian edition by A. Shenitzer. Reprint of the 1961 translation. Dover Books on Advanced Mathematics. Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1989. vi+185 pp. ISBN: 0-486-66082-6

Glazman, I. M.; Ljubič, Ju. I. Finite-dimensional linear analysis.  A systematic presentation in problem form. Translated from the Russian and edited by G. P. Barker and G. Kuerti. Reprint of the 1974 edition. Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY, 2006. xx+520 pp. ISBN: 0-486-45332-4

Grading: This course will be taught in a highly interactive way, with student participation required during every class. This will differ substantially from the familar lecture-discussion format and will emulate the atmosphere of a research seminar. The grading scheme will be as follows: 20% class participation, 30% homework, 20% midterm, 30% final.

Homework:  A set of 8-12 problems will be assigned every week, due one week later. The difficulty level will exceed that of a regular Math 110 class.   

Course Webpage: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~oholtz/H110/