Spring 2016 MATH 191 002 SEM

Experimental Courses in Mathematics
002 SEMMWF 12-1P 740 EVANSHARRISON, V C54310
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411: WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016 3-6PLimit:24 Enrolled:9 Waitlist:0 Avail Seats:15 [on 02/29/16]
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Prerequisites: Consent of instructor needed for students who haven't already taken 110 or H110.  (This course may substitute for the Math 110 requirement for students who haven't already taken 110 and who have been given instructor permission to enroll.)

Description: This Math 191 will use Jenny Harrison's textbook on advanced linear algebra, “Universal Linear Algebra for Students of Math and Physics.”  The course will only assume basic properties of set theory and cover the standard topics of linear algebra as well as some basic category theory, the universal property of the tensor algebra and its ramifications, and both the real and complex Jordan forms. The final chapter develops a discrete calculus relying only on linear algebra, but without limits. A further chapter might be added, showing how to define norms on Dirac chains so that limits can be taken, and the classical integral relations of calculus will drop out.  

Office:  829 Evans Hall

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Grading: Letter grade. Final exam required.


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