Matrices I&II (Math7370-7380)

Goal: This course gives a mathematically rigorous treatment of matrices and surveys modern approaches and advances in matrix theory.

Text: Matrix Analysis, by R. A. Horn and C.R. Johnson, Cambridge University Press, 1990.

The 2nd edition (2012) just came out. Amazon has a Kindle version and Barnes & Noble has a Nook version. Professor Roger A. Horn ( would be glad to receive typos or errors from you so he can update the Errata

Math 7370: Chapter 1-4 plus some supplmentary materials

Math 7380: Chapter 5-8 plus some supplementary materials

Reference: Topics in Matrix Analysis, by R. A. Horn and C. R. Johnson, Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Basic reference for linear algebra and linear maps: Finite-Dimensional Vector Spaces, by Paul R. Halmos, Springer, 1974.

Professor: Tin-Yau Tam, 221 Parker Hall, 844-6572,

        Grades:  Grades are determined by homework (50%) and 2 tests (50%). Test 1 will be given in mid Oct and Test 2 will be given in early December. There is no final examination.

     Journals publishing linear algebra/matrices:

       Journal of Linear Algebra and Its Applications

       Journal of Linear and Multilinear Algebra

       Electronic Linear Algebra

       Operators and Matrices

       SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications (SIMAX)