Fall 2017 (Graduate) Linear Algebra MTH 513


Dr. Vasilije Perovic




Lippitt Hall, 200B

Office Hours

Tuesday/Thursday:   12:30pm - 1:30pm;    Wednesday:   2:30pm - 4:30pm;
Other times by appointment. Right before class is definitely not a good time to see me!

Class Time

Tuesday / Thursday   3:30pm - 5:15pm,     Lippitt Hall 201.
Please turn off your cellphones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic gadgets during the class.
Regular attendance is expected.


Required: MTH 215 (undergraduate linear algebra) and MTH 307 (mathematical proofs) or permission of the instructor.

Desired: MTH 316 (abstract algebra).

Textbook (required)

Matrix Analysis and Applied Linaer Algebra, by Carl Meyer, SIAM, 2000.
Please bring this text with you to every class!


You should check SAKAI regularly for announcements, schedule changes, downloading resources, grade updates, etc.

Other Resources

Linear Algebra, Schaum's Series.   Low-priced, with oodles of solved practise problems, used by generations of students.

A no-cost resource is a course on Linear Algebra, MIT OpenCourseWare, taught by Prof. Gil Strang.

Library Reserves

Linear Algebra Done Right, by S. Axler.

The Theory of Matrices (Volumes I & II), by F. R. Gantmacher.

Matrix Analysis, by R. Horn and C. Johnson.

Topics in Matrix Analysis, by R. Horn and C. Johnson.

Advanced Linear Algebra, by S. Roman.

Computer Resources

Having access and being slightly familiar with MATHEMATICA and/or OCTAVE is highly desired, but not required.

Course Policies, Class Handout    (last updated September 6, 2017)   

Last modified: Monday, September 6, 2017.