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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 Bar-Natan, drorbn@math.toronto.edu, Bahen 6178, 416-946-5438. Office hours: Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 at Bahen 6178 (on teaching weeks), or, if truly impossible, by appointment.

Classes: Tuesdays 1-3 and Thursdays 1-2 at MP 103.

Teaching Assistants
Teaching Assistants: Alan Lai and Nevena Francetic.

Tutorials: Thursdays 2:15-4 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 6PM-8PM and Thursdays 11AM-1PM at Bahen 6283.


Freidberg, Insel, Spence. Linear Algebra, 4e. New Jersy: Pearson Education Inc, 2003.

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