MAT1341E - Introduction to Linear Algebra
Professor: Charles Starling
Office: 555 King Edward, Room 205
Phone: 562-5800 extension 1210
- Tuesdays 2:30pm - 4:00pm on the first floor of KE3
- Thursdays 1:30pm - 4:00pm in KE3 Room 205
The building KE3 listed above has address 555 King Edward Ave. Thursday's office hours are held in my office (room 205, on the second floor) and Tuesday's office hours are held in the meeting room on the first floor.
Vector Spaces First
This is our main textbook for the course, written by Monica Nevins, Thierry Giordano, and Barry Jessup. It is a free e-book available on Blackboard.
Background material on vectors
This is a set of notes on vector geometry prepared by Prof. Steve Desjardins. This is intended for those of you who may not have seen much of the prerequisite vector geometry in high school. This file is available on Blackboard.
Scanned lecture notes:
Here are some rough class notes from my colleague Barry Jessup. We will more or less be following those notes, so they may be most useful for reading ahead. In fact, the course text "Vector Spaces First" is based upon these notes.
Here is a link to some past exams with solutions. You should try the versions without the solutions before looking at the solutions.
Math Help Centre
The Math Help Centre, located in TBT C115, is an excellent resource for getting extra help in this course. Here is a link to the Help Centre's webpage with information about which courses they can help with along with hours of operation.
Like any math course, the key to understanding is to complete and understand practice problems. The e-book "Vector Spaces First" on Blackboard has many exercises available at the end of sections.
Here is a link to a list of suggested exercises from the optional text. These are presented in the order in which we cover the material.
There is no graded homework in this course.