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Course Title: Honors Linear Algebra, M24
Lectures: Kemeny Hall 007, MWF 12:30-1:35, x-period: Tu 1:00-1:50 
Instructor: Rustam Sadykov
Office: Kemeny Hall, room 316
Office hours:  TWF 1:45-2:50
Phone: 603-646-2960
E-mail: Rustam.Sadykov at math dot dartmouth dot edu

Course description

We will study abstract vector spaces and their linear transformations.

Course prerequisites

 Mathematics 8 (Calculus of functions of one and several variables)  


book      Linear Algebra
     Stephen  H. Friedberg, Arnold J. Insel, Lawrence E. Spence,
     4-th edition, 2003
     Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey     


We will follow the textbook and aim to cover in full or in part the following chapters:

  • Vector Spaces
  • Linear Transformations and Matrices
  • Elementary Matrix Operations and Systems of Linear Equations
  • Determinants
  • Diagonalization
  • Inner Product Spaces


Midterm Exam: 25%
Final Exam: 40%
Homework: 20%


Homework will be assigned weekly. Each homework must be submitted next week at the beginning of the class on Wednesday. Late homework will not be accepted unless there is a prior arrangement. The lowest HW score will be dropped. 

Quizzes, exams

There will be two quizzes. These are tentatively scheduled to be given on regular periods, but it has not been finalized; any quiz can be shifted to an x-period.

MidTerm:  Wednesday, February 4, 6-8pm, Kemeny 008.
Final: Sunday, March 15, 11:30am-1:30pm; Location: Kemeny 008.

Honors code

Collaboration and discussion of general ideas related to homework problems are allowed and encouraged. However you must write down all solutions by yourself in your own words; copying is obviously a violation of the honor code. If you work in group, the names of collaborators must be written on the solution sheet. As for exams and quizzes, no collaboration is permitted. Calculators are not permitted on exams and quizzes.

Religious observance

Some students may wish to take part in religious observances that occur during this academic term. If you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please meet with me before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.

Students with disabilities

Students with disabilities who will be taking this course and may need disability related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see their instructor as soon as possible. Also, they should stop by the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.