# Adam Topaz

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science - Mathematics & Statistical Sciences

## Contact

##### Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science - Mathematics & Statistical Sciences

- topaz@ualberta.ca

## Courses

### MATH 225 - Linear Algebra II

Vector spaces. Inner product spaces. Examples of n-space and the space of continuous functions. Gram-Schmidt process, QR factorization of a matrix and least squares. Linear transformations, change of basis, similarity and diagonalization. Orthogonal diagonalization, quadratic forms. Applications in a variety of fields. Prerequisites: One of MATH 100, 113, 114, 117, 134, 144, 154 or SCI 100, and one of MATH 102, 125 or 127. Note: Credit can be obtained in at most one of MATH 225 or 227.

### MATH 256 - Elementary Number Theory

Divisibility, prime numbers, congruences, quadratic residues, quadratic reciprocity, arithmetic functions and diophantine equations; sums of squares. Prerequisites: MATH 125 or 127.