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.
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.
- Notes (with gaps to complete in lectures):
- Chapter 1 (Matrices)
- Chapter 2 (Systems of Linear Equations)
- Chapter 3 (Fields, Elementary Matrices & Calculating Inverses)
- Chapter 4 (Determinants)
- Chapter 5 (Vectors, Eigenvalues & Subspaces)
- Chapter 6 (Orthogonality)
- Complete Notes (for Mark's part of the course)
- Information to help fill in the gaps
- Exercises: Sheet 0 - Sheet 1 - Sheet 2 - Sheet 3 - Sheet 4 - Sheet 5 (and that's all for Mark's half of the course)
- Solutions: Sheet 0 - Sheet 1 - Sheet 2 - Sheet 3 - Sheet 4 - Sheet 5
- Past Exam Papers: 2013-14 - 2014-15 - 2015-16 - 2016-17 (but the format in 2017-18 will be very slightly different to previous years - see below)
- Syllabus and Recommended Textbooks: see the MATH10202 Unit Specification
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 / SupportWe have 4 hours timetabled each week for lectures....
- Monday 13:00-15:00 (with a break in the middle) in Schuster Rutherford
- Wednesday 10:00-11:00 in University Place Theatre B
- Friday 13:00-14:00 in Schuster Rutherford