Carl Meyer

MA 723

Theory Of Matrices and Applications

When & Where

3:00-4:15 pm,   T H,   Spring, 2016

2106 SAS Hall

Class Photo


Prof. Carl D. Meyer

4228 SAS Hall

Text Book

Matrix Analysis and Applied Linear Algebra + Solutions Manual + CD by C. D. Meyer

IMPORTANT The solutions manual is necessary, and it together with the CD should be bundled with the text book---make sure you get it.

Available from the SIAM on-line store

All of Prof. Meyer's students are eligible for a 20% discount on this text.
When checking out from the SIAM on-line store, enter the coupon code: BKCMAD

All NC State students qualify for free membership in SIAM, which qualifies them for other discounts.

Available from

Available at the NCSU Bookstore (retail price + tax)

Enrolling & Prerequisites

Enrolling:   You must do it through Registration & Records Enrollment (Registration). If the class is full, then there is nothing that I can do to override the system. Please do not ask---I do not have the authority to give you permission to enroll

Prerequisites:   MA 523

MA 520 (maybe---depends on what was done)

Exams & Grading Policy

EITHER ONE OR TWO REGULAR EXAMS:   1 class period, closed book, each worth 100pts.

FINAL EXAM:   3 hr comprehensive, closed book, and worth 200pts.

MAKE-UP EXAMS:   Make-up exams are generally not allowed.   Attendance on scheduled exam days is absolutely mandatory!

ATTENDANCE:   It's required

GRADES:   Determined primarily by exam scores.

BUMPS:   Grades can be bumped downward by unexcused absences.
Grades can be bumped upward by participation in class discussions.

HOMEWORK:   Homework is assigned at the end of each lecture.
On designated "homework days," students present randomly selected homework problems to the class. This is how your homework is graded. Homework is the basis for questions appearing on the exams.


Schedule Of Events

FIRST MA723 CLASS:   January 7 (Thursday)

HOLIDAY (NO CLASS):   January 18 (Monday)

EXAM:   March 3 (Thursday)

SPRING BREAK:   March 7-11 (Mon-Fri)

HOLIDAY (NO CLASS)   March 25 (Friday)

EXAM:   April 14 (Thursday)

LAST MA723 CLASS:   April 21 (Thursday)

FINAL EXAM:   April 28 (Thursday) 1:00-4:00 p.m.


Grades, Exam Scores, and Solutions

FINAL GRADES:    Course grades will be posted on the MYPACK Portal site that can be found at the NCSU Registration & Records web site. Once you have entered your unity account and password in MyPack Portal and are admitted, click the FOR STUDENTS tab and select Academic Records --- from there select View My Grades.


      Solutions in pdf format


      Solutions in pdf format


      Solutions in pdf format

Outline & References

Course Outline

References other than the text

  • Theory of Matrices by P. Lancaster
  • Linear Algebra And Its Applications by Gilbert Strang
  • Matrix Analysis & Topics In Matrix Analysis by R. Horn and C. Johnson
  • Matrix Theory, Vols. I and II by F. Gantmacher