Math 110. Linear Algebra

Department of Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
Spring 2008

This is an introductory course on linear algebra. We will study linear algebra from both an abstract point-of-view with vector spaces and linear transformations playing the central roles and also a more concrete approach emphasizing matrices and vectors in Rn. We will discuss some applications of linear algebra.

The official prerequisite for taking this course is Math 54: Linear algebra and differential equations.



Location: Evans Hall, Room 75

Times: 3:30–5:00 PM on Tue/Thu

Course staff

Instructor: Lek-Heng Lim
Evans Hall, Room 873
(510) 642-8576
Office hours Tuesday, 2:00–3:30 PM; Thursday, 1:00–2:30 PM.

Graduate Student Instructor: Charlie Smart
Evans Hall, Room 891
Office hours 11:00 AM–4:00 PM every Wednesday and Thursday.


Homework assignments

Homework will be assigned once a week and will be due the following week (except possibly in the weeks when there is a midterm). Collaborations are permitted but you will need to write up your own solutions.

Bug report on the problem sets or the solutions: lekheng(at)

Handouts and supplementary readings


Grade composition: 40% Homework, 20% Midterm, 40% Final


Only the first book is required. The rest are optional supplementary references that you might like to check out from the library.