MATH 790 Linear Algebra II
A theoretical course on the fundamental concepts and theorems of linear algebra. Topics covered are: vector space, basis, dimension, subspace, norm, inner product, Banach space, Hilbert space, orthonormal basis, positive definite matrix, minimal polynomial, diagonalization and other canonical forms, Cayley-Hamilton, spectral radius, dual space, quotient space. Prerequisite: MATH 590.
The degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics offers more extensive training in mathematics and its applications than is possible in the B.A. curriculum. The requirements for the B.S. in Mathematics allow a great deal of flexibility in choice of courses and concentrations. Students should plan their programs carefully to meet individual interests and goals, and carefully check the prerequisites for all courses in their programs.
The degree of Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics offers in depth training in mathematics. A B.A. degree in mathematics at KU allows you to focus on the mathematics that is most relevant and interesting to you. A total of 120 hours is required to graduate with a B.A. in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The requirements for all students earning a B.A. in the College include the KU Core Curriculum , a laboratory or field experience, and proficiency in a language other than English.
Why study mathematics? Because mathematics is a framework upon which humanity builds an understanding of the world. The mission of the Department of Mathematics is to create and teach mathematics, and to develop in all students the capacity to understand, discover, enjoy, and use mathematics. This is a wide-ranging enterprise that involves: Enabling students to experience the value and power of mathematical reasoning; Providing for the specific mathematical needs of users of mathematics, e.g., in engineering, computer science, economics, physics, finance, education and other physical and social sciences; Providing statewide leadership in the mathematics education of all Kansans from K-12 through graduate school; Developing interdisciplinary research with other units which make extensive use of mathematics; Fostering a climate conductive to active faculty research and interaction with other departments. The Mathematics Department offers two undergraduate degrees, a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Mathematics, as well as an Undergraduate Certificate in Actuarial Science. The B.A. has fewer mathematics course requirements and more general education requirements. The B.S. requires more mathematics courses, an applied mathematics concentration, and fewer general education courses. Students who wish to teach mathematics in high school should pursue a B.A. or B.S. in mathematics while participating in the UKanTeach program. The mathematics department offers two graduate degrees, an M.A. and a Ph.D., as well as a Certificate in Applied Mathematics.
The mission of the Graduate Program of the Department of Mathematics is to prepare students for leadership roles in meeting the mathematical needs of our society and to produce professional mathematicians for positions in universities, colleges, industry, governmental agencies, and research centers.