Course Description

Algebraic properties of matrices and their interpretation in geometric terms. The relationship between the algebraic and geometric points of view and matters fundamental to the study and solution of linear equations. Topics: linear equations, vector spaces, linear dependence, bases and coordinate systems; linear transformations and matrices; similarity; eigenvectors and eigenvalues; diagonalization.

Lecture: MWF 10:30-11:20, Building 380, Rm 380W



Sheldon Axler: Linear Algebra Done Right, third edition

Contact Information

  • Instructor:
    • Jun Li, 380-383Z; phone 723-4508(O); E-mail:
  • CAs:
    • Pedram Safaee, 380-380H, psafaee@stanford.ed
    • Gergely Szucs, 380-381B, gerglys@stanford.ed

Office hours

  • by Gergely: Mon 4:00-6:00, Wed 1:30-2:30, Fri 4:00-5:00
  • by Jun: 383-Z, Tu 10-11:00 and 3:00-4:00.
  • by Pedram: Mon 12:00-1:00 Tu 12:00-1:00 Wed 12:00-1:00 Fri 5:00-6:00.

Exam and Course grade

Course grade: homework 25%, midterm 30%, final 45%.


Homework will usually be assigned once a week, and will be due the following Wednesday. While you may discuss the homework problems with your peers, what you hand in must be your own work and not a joint project of several people. Please deliver weekly assignments either to the class or to my office 383Z before 4 pm. (Do not leave the assignments in mailbox.)

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