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Algebra I
Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto, Fall 2009
Agenda: Understand linear algebra, the simplest algebra there is, and come to appreciate that simplest is also the most fundamental.
Hidden Agenda: Learn (by example) how "real" math is done: abstraction and generalization, definitions, theorems and proofs.
Instructor: Dror BarNatan, drorbn@math.toronto.edu, Bahen 6178, 4169465438. Office hours: Wednesdays 10:3011:30 at Bahen 6178 (on teaching weeks), or, if truly impossible, by appointment.
Classes: Tuesdays 13 and Thursdays 12 at MP 103.
Teaching Assistants: Alan Lai and Nevena Francetic.
Tutorials: Thursdays 2:154 at UC 144 if the last digit of your student number is even, and at GB 248 if it is odd. No tutorials on the first week of classes. TA Consultation Hours: Monday 6PM8PM and Thursdays 11AM1PM at Bahen 6283. 
Text
Freidberg, Insel, Spence. Linear Algebra, 4e. New Jersy: Pearson Education Inc, 2003.
Further Resources
 Undergraduate Information at the UofT Math Department
 Undergraduate Course Descriptions.
 Last year's MAT240 web site.
 My 2006 Math 240 web site.
 The 2005 MAT240 site.