Title of the course: "Down with determinants!"
Instructor: Prof. Alexandre Borovik
Institution: Manchester U.
Dates: 30 July - 5 August 2018
Prerequisites: Basics of linear algebra (for example, my course the previous week, or any linear algebra course in any university)
Level: Younger undergraduate students
Abstract: A chapter in linear algebra: eigenvalues and eigenvectors explained without mentioning determinants. The lectures will be based on the famous paper by Sheldon Axler, "Down with determinants!". American Mathematical Monthly 102 (1995), 139-154 (available at http://www.axler.net/DwD.html). However, I will be working with matrices rather than linear transformations.
Language: English