Homework grades are here, to be updates during the semester.

For the course "Linear algebra" (Lineaire Algebra) there are lectures ("Hoorcolleges") and exercise classes ("Werkcolleges"). In each werkcollege the last 20 minutes will be a test on the material from the course up to that point. This will count towards your final grade.

The first lecture is on Monday 31 October at 11:15 in room B02 (Snellius).

The first test is during the werkcollege on Thursday 3 November at 11:15 in room B02 (Snellius).

See timetable here.

We will follow closely parts of the book "Linear algebra and its applications" by David Lay. Every student will need a copy of the book; for example, weekly exercises will be set from the book, and the tests and exam will contain similar questions.

There is one exam for the course, after the end of the course (on Friday 13 January). The exam will last ? hours. It will cover material from the whole course, including that already covered in the weekly tests.

The total examination grade is is then the weighted average:

Final grade = 0.25*W + 0.75 * E.

Each week, some problems from the book will be suggested. These will not be graded, and will not count towards the final grade. However, you are extremely strongly recommended to attempt all the problems - the problems in the short tests and the final exam will be similar, and past experience suggests that ability to do he homework problems is a very strong predictor of success in the course. The problems will be discussed during the classes, and you will have the opportunity to obtain help on problems you found difficult.

Office hours of the lecturer will be from 10:00 -11:00 on Mondays (or by appointment) in room 233 in Snellius.

Week begins | Lecture | Homework |

24/10/2016 | 1.1, 1.2 | Homework questions |

31/10/2016 | 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 | Homework questions |

14/11/2016 | 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 Netwerks, 1.7 | Homework questions |

21/11/2016 | 1.7, 1.8, 1.9 | Homework questions |

28/11/2016 | 1.9, 2.1, 2.2 (first page only) | Homework questions |

5/12/2016 | 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 but NOT Cramer's rule or a formula for A inverse | Homework questions Attempt the practise exam. |

6/12/2015 | If you missed the lecture, read the notes. | Homework questions Attempt another practise exam (you will also need this) ready for Thursday. There will also be a test on Thursday as usual. Revise for the exam! There are many practise exams here. |

Course website for two years ago.

Course website for three years ago.

David Holmes <holmesdst@math.leidenuniv.nl>