**Where:** Parker 320

**When:** MWF 9-10am.

**Who:** Professor Tin-Yau Tam, 221 Parker Hall,
844-6572, tamtiny@auburn.edu

**Office hours:** MWF 8-9am. I may be in meetings because my Chair role. See my grader's office hours.

**Text:**
Matrix Theory: Basic Results and Techniques, Springer; 2nd Edition (August 31, 2011) by
Fuzhen Zhang.
We will cover some basic chapters of the book.

**Grader:** Jianzhen Liu, 144C Parker Hall, 844-3644, email: jzl0073@auburn.edu,
**Office Hours:** Tuesday and Thursday 1:45-3:20pm; Friday, 10:00am-noon

I have recently written a book review on this text and it appeared in Linear Algebra and its Applications 437 (2012) 1426-1427. You may need to use Auburn VPN if you view it off campus.

The book by P. R. Halmos, Finite dimensional vector spaces, 2^{nd} ed,
Princeton, N.J., Van Nostrand Company, 1958, is a good one for basic material. Now it is published by Springer. See
Amazon

**Reference books for further studies:**

1. R. Bhatia, Matrix Analysis, Springer, New York, 1997.

2. R. A. Horn and C.R. Johnson, Matrix Analysis, Cambridge University Press, 1990. A new edition just appeared.

**Recommended Reading on reading mathematics:** How to read mathematics by Shai
Simonson and Fernando Gouveau. It talks about
the language of mathematics and how best to approach it

**Exercises:**

- S1.1: #1,2,3,6,10,11,18,19
- S1.2: #1,2,6,11,12,22,23
- S1.3: #1,2,5,6,9,12,14,18,20
- S1.4: #1,2,3,4,6,11,12,24
- S2.1: #2,3,5,6,7,8,10,12,13
- S2.2: #1,3,4,6,9,10,11,12,13
- S2.3: #4,5,6,7,8,10,11,13
- S2.4: #2,3,4,5,6,8,10,12,13
- S2.5: #1,2,3,4,5,8
- S2.6: #1,3,4,6,7
- S3.1: #1,2,4,5,8,9,14
- S3.2: #1,2,4,6,7,8,9,17
- S3.3: #1,3,5,10,11,13
- S3.4: #2,3,6,7

** Homework**

- HW1: S1.1 #9,13,16,23
- HW2: S1.2 #5,8,14,19
- HW3: S1.3 #3,7,13,15,16,17
- HW4: S1.4 #5,7,9,13,14,16
- HW5: S2.1 #4,18; S2.2 #2,5,7
- HW6: S2.3 #9,14; S2.4 #11,14
- HW7: S2.5 #6,10; S2.6 #2,5
- HW8: S3.1: #3,7,13,15
- HW9: S3.2: #3,5,12,20,29
- HW10: S3.3: #2,4,9,16
- HW11: S3.4: #9,10,11,14

**Key to exercises and homeworks **- (password required to access).

**Key to tests **- (password required to access).

See Syllabus for more details.

** Grades:**
Grades are determined by the homework (35%), presentations/tests (30%) and the final exam (35%).

For MATH6370: 90-100 A; 80-89 B; 70-79 C; 60-69 D; Below 60 F.

For MATH5370: 85-100 A; 75-84 B; 65-74 C: 55-64 D; Below 55 F.

Final Exam Date and Time: Wednesday, May 1, 8:00-10:30 am

Make-up Policy: A test can only be made-up if there is a university excuse presented within one week of the regularly scheduled exam. Refer to https://sites.auburn.edu/admin/universitypolicies/Policies/PolicyonClassAttendance.pdf for the list of acceptable excuses. It is the student's responsibility to make arrangements for any work and/or notes missed due to an absence.