MATH 494 - Honors Algebra II
Winter 2014, Section 001
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Subject: Mathematics (MATH)
Department: LSA Mathematics
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
MATH 512.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This is an introduction to the theory of abstract vector spaces and linear transformations. The emphasis is on concepts and proofs with some calculations to illustrate the theory. For students with only the minimal prerequisite, this is a demanding course; at least one additional proof-oriented course e.g., MATH 451 or 512) is recommended. Topics are selected from: vector spaces over arbitrary fields (including finite fields); linear transformations, bases, and matrices; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; applications to linear and linear differential equations; bilinear and quadratic forms; spectral theorem; Jordan Canonical Form. MATH 419 covers much of the same material using the same text, but there is more stress on computation and applications. MATH 217 is similarly proof-oriented but significantly less demanding than MATH 513. MATH 417 is much less abstract and more concerned with applications. The natural sequel to MATH 513 is 593. Math 513 is also prerequisite to several other courses (MATH 537, 551, 571, and 575) and may always be substituted for MATH 417 or 419.


MATH 494 - Honors Algebra II
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MWF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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