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MATH10202 Linear Algebra A (2017-18)

This course unit is an introduction to linear algebra for first year, single honours mathematics students.

This is the page for the first half of the course, which will be lectured mainly by Mark Kambites. Lectures for the second half of the course will be given by Louise Walker. Louise's materials will be on Blackboard.

Mark's lectures have now finished. Due to the strike action, the material in Sections 5.7 and 6.5 of the notes will not be covered in lectures, while Sections 6.1-6.4 were covered only in outline. You should read these sections of the notes independently.

Course Materials

These are still the materials for Mark's part of the 2017-18 presentation of the course, and are here for the benefit of students resitting the exam. The materials for 2018-19 may change. Please let me know if you need materials in a different format because of a disability. Materials for Louise's part of the course are available on Blackboard.

Exam format. The exam this year will be organised as 6 questions (instead of 5) and be marked out of 90 (instead of 75). The nature of the content has not changed (any more than it does from year to year anyway), and the last few years' papers are still suitable for revision and practice.

Podcasts of lectures are available, but these are intended as an additional resource and not a core part of the course or a substitute for attendance at lectures. The format of the lectures will be tailored to those present in the room, not to the recording, and I make no guarantees about the quality or reliability of the recordings. If you do wish to use the recordings they can be found here.

Timetable / Support

We have 4 hours timetabled each week for lectures....

In addition to lectures you will have a one-hour Feedback Supervision every week, on either Tuesday or Wednesday - see your personal timetable in the Student Portal. The supervisions are your main opportunity for support and feedback on your work, and attendance is compulsory. The supervisions in Week n will look mainly at Exercise Sheet n-1; you should arrive at the supervision having looked at all exercises on the sheet, and bring a copy of the sheet with you.

You are also welcome to speak to me after any lecture, to contact me with any queries, or to come along to my weekly office hour. Outside termtime I do not have an office hour; if you need see me at other times please feel free to contact me for an appointment. (Outside my office hour, I'm afraid other responsibilities mean that I can usually only see students by appointment.)
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