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Office hours. MW 9-9:50, T 12-12:50 and by appointment in SH 6711
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No required text, but two books are
recommended: ``Advanced linear algebra'' by Roman and ``Classical
groups and geometric algebra'' by Grove.
Course description. Math 260R is a topics course in
algebra. The focus is on the interaction between projective geometry,
linear algebra and the structure of the classical groups.
Grading. Your grade will primarily determined by attendance,
participation, and the extent to which you complete the various short
assignments given out during the course. As befits a third-year
graduate course, the primary focus will be on the material itself
rather than the grading.
Copyright Information. Please note that all written and web
materials for this course have an implied copyright. In particular,
you can download (or xerox) for your own use, but you may not
reproduce them for others.