Office hours. MW 9:00-9:50, T 12-12:50 and by appointment in South Hall 6711
My Home Page. http://www.math.ucsb.edu/~jon.mccammond/
Course Home Page . http://www.math.ucsb.edu/~jon.mccammond/courses/spring11/260R/
This is a course on advanced course on linear algebra (covering various normal forms and structure theorems) with a focus on the structure of the classical groups (by which I mean the linear, symplectic, unitary and orthogonal groups over arbitrary fields). The structure of the classical groups is readily accessible via ordinary linear algebra, with no need to invoke the massive machinery of Lie theory and the primary goal of the course is to investigate the structure of these fundamental mathematical objects with a minimum of prerequisites.