Lecture: 2:15 - 3:30, Tuesday and Thursday in 380-380D Text: Linear Algebra Done Right, by S. Axler Office Hours: 4:00 - 5:30, Tuesday and Thursday in 380-382E, or by appointment jelicata(at)stanford(dot)edu |
Course Assistant: Yuncheng Lin ylin2 (at)math(dot)stanford(dot)edu Office Hours: Monday (2:00-4:00) and Friday (2:00 -3:00) in 380R Problem Sets Exams Grading Syllabus |

Math 113 is a linear algebra course with an emphasis on abstract vector spaces and algebraic properties. This class is appropriate for students who have already seen some linear algebra in Math 51, but this is not a strict prerequisite. In addition to studying vector spaces, we'll emphasize learning to write clear and compelling proofs. There is a second linear algebra course offered this term, and if you're interested in a a more applied perspective, you might want to consider Math 104. My office hours are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30, but you're always welcome to arrange an appointment with me at another time. Email is generally the best way to reach me, and I try to respond to weekday emails within 24 hours.

The best way to learn the material in the course is to put time and effort into the problem sets. You're encouraged to work in groups, but each student must write up his or her own solutions. Also, if you work with other people, you should acknowledge your collaborators on your assignment. Your solutions will be graded on exposition as well as logical correctness, so it's a good idea to view writing up your solution as a separate process from constructing your argument.

You can find a practice midterm here. The practice final is now available.

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