Schedule change

There will be a lecture (Hoorcollege) this Wednesday 11 April. Then there will be no lecture on Monday 16 April, and a werkcollege (and test) on Wednesday 18 April. From Monday 23 April we will resume the usual schedule (Monday lecture, Wednesday werkcollege).

For the course "Linear algebra 2" (Lineaire Algebra 2) 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 9 April at 11:00 in room HUYGENS 211/214.

The first test is on Wednesday 11 April at 11:00 in the Havingazaal, Gorlaeus.

See timetable here. Rooms are not the same each week; the room schedule is 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 will contain similar questions.

There is one exam for the course, after the end of the course (tuesday 19-06-2018, 14:00-17:00 uur in zaal GORL 03, see the timetable above). The exam will last 3 hours. It will cover material from the whole course, including that already covered in the weekly tests, and in LA1.

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 - 10:45 on Mondays (or by appointment) in room 233 in Snellius.

Week begins | Lecture | Homework |

09/04/2018 | 4.1, 4.2 | Homework sheet Solutions |

11/04/2018 | 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 | Read the section `Subspaces of a finite dimensional space' in the textbook. Homework sheet Solutions |

23/04/2018 | 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, beginning of 5.3 | Read chapter 4.6, Rank. Homework sheet 3. Solutions |

30/04/2018 | 5.3, 6.1 | Homework sheet. Solutions. |

7/05/2018 | 6.2 6.3, (not Properties of Orthogonal Projections), 6.4 (not QR factorisation) | Homework sheet. Solutions. |

14/05/2018 | 6.5 (not theorem 15), 6.6 | Homework sheet. Solutions. Start revising for exam. Attempt the LA2 2017 exam (not the retake exam) ready for next lecture. |

David Holmes <holmesdst@math.leidenuniv.nl>