Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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.
|Objectives||At 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
|Assumed Knowledge||MATH1120 or MATH1220|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for MATH2320|