Linear Algebra

Course code MATH2320Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Provides an introduction to modern algebra through a detailed study of linear algebra. Thus students acquire fresh understanding of the algebraic ideas underlying modern mathematics - which is especially useful for those intending to teach mathematics - and at the same time learn about an important branch of mathematics with applications throughout the Sciences, Engineering and Information Technology.

This course contains essential background for many 3000-level Mathematics courses, and is compulsory for all students in the BMath program.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course students will have

1. an in-depth knowledge of the subject of linear algebra.

2. an understanding of what constitutes a rigorous mathematical argument and how to use reasoning effectively to solve problems.
Content. Vector spaces, subspaces, linear independence, bases, dimension.
. Inner product spaces and orthogonality.
. Linear transformations, range, kernel, eigenvalues and eigenspaces.
. Matrices of linear transformations, change of basis, diagonalization.
. Matrix groups
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMATH1120 or MATH1220
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term