General information

Instructor Erik van Erp
Lecture MWF 11:30-12:35
x-Hour Tuesday, 12:15-1:05
Classroom 105 Kemeny
Email erikvanerp AT
Office Hours Monday 3:30-5:00, Tuesday 2:30-4:00
Office 308 Kemeny


This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of linear algebra in abstract vector spaces. The topics and goals of this course are similar to those of MATH 22, but with an additional emphasis on mathematical abstraction and theory.


Linear Algebra, Fifth edition, by Friedberg, Insel, Spence


There will be two in-class midterm exams and a cumulative final exam during finals week. The exams are scheduled as follows:

Exam 1 Thursday, January 30, 4-6 PMSilsby 28
Exam 2 Thursday, February 20, 4-6 PMSilsby 28
Final Exam Tuesday, March 10, 8-11 AMLocation TBA

If you have a conflict with one of the midterm exams because of a religious observance, scheduled extracurricular activity such as a game or performance [not practice], or similar commitment, please see your instructor as soon as possible. If you must miss a class, it is your responsibility to submit all homework on time.

Homework Policy 

Homework is assigned at the end of each week, as listed under the homework tab of this web site. A new pset is posted each Friday, and is due the next Wednesday. No late homework will be accepted.


The course grade will be based on your scores on exams and homework.

The Honor Principle

Academic integrity is at the core of our mission as mathematicians and educators, and we take it very seriously.

Cooperation on homework problems is permitted, but you should write up your own solutions.

On exams, you may not give or receive help from anyone. Exams in this course are closed book.


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. For further information on the available support services, please contact Student Accessibility Services.