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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 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
Transitionn/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMATH1120 or MATH1220
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
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
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MATH2320