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Linear Algebra G (8940.3)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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    • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145451) - View

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    This unit aims to provide students with mathematical knowledge and skills needed to support their concurrent and subsequent engineering studies. This is a level G unit surveying some fundamental ideas and techniques currently in use in mathematics-based studies. Some previous knowledge of algebra, geometry and calculus is assumed. The subject develops the analytic geometry and linear (matrix) algebra required for engineering units and covers such topics as vector and linear spaces, bases decomposition, matrix algebra, determinants and co-factors, eigenvalue problems, characteristic polynomials and diagonalization, orthogonality, norms, projectors, and application of the concepts discussed. The unit continues the use of computer analytical packages. This unit is co-taught with unit 8110 Linear Algebra.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate competence with basic and advanced concepts of linear spaces and linear algebra and confidence with explaining their intuitive meanings to peers;

    2. Demonstrate competence with carrying out the basic and advanced techniques and algorithms of linear algebra using pen and paper in simple situations, and a computer in some more complicated ones; and

    3. Demonstrate competence with applying these techniques and algorithms to solve problems and to mathematically model simple applications from physics, engineering, science, finance, information technology, etc.

    Contact Hours

    4 hrs per week F2F.


    6553 General Mathematics G OR 6699 Discrete Mathematics G.



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