6510.001, Fall 2023
Topics in Linear Algebra

This course will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00-1:20, in Lang 312.  It will count towards the algebra breadth requirement.  I plan to run the lectures according to a kind of Socratic method: I will ask you questions leading to the results I would like to cover, and you will work together to solve them, with hints from me as needed.  In each class, one of you will act asscribe”, standing at the board to record the communal progress.  The rest of you will brainstorm.  The role of scribe will rotate through the class.  There will be no homework or exams: grades will be based on attendance and participation.

The general subject will be linear algebra.  The specific topics are flexible, and I am open to suggestions: let me know if there is something in particular you would like to learn.  Here are some possible directions: