Linear Algebra (8110.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Technology||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the methods of Linear Algebra;
2. Compute with Linear Algebra, both manually and with mathematical software;
3. Recognise the power of mathematical modelling and analysis;
4. Analyse and solve contemporary problems of both theoretical and practical importance.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
The University recognises that individuals entering its programs bring with them a diversity of personal and professional attributes that should be further developed by their experience as students and graduates of the University. These generic skills can be accessed at: https://guard.canberra.edu.au/policy/policy.php?pol_id=3030
By the end of their course, graduates will have developed skills and attributes in:
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way
3. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyze problems then formulate and implement solutions
4. Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment
PrerequisitesDiscrete Mathematics or Mathematical Methods.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Sergey Sergeev|
D. C. Lay, Linear algebra and its applications, 5th edition, Pearson, 2016
You can buy a hard copy of the book at http://www.pearson.com.au/9781292092232 or the e-book at http://www.pearson.com.au/9781292092249
Previous editions of the book are available in the UC Library. The call numbers are: QA184.2.L39 2014, QA184.L39 2003, QA184.L39 2000
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Late submission of assignments
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in the assignment not being marked and zero being recorded for that particular assignment.
In extenuating circumstances a late submission may be considered upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Extensions: Extensions must be applied for before the due date.
Students can apply for an extension to the due date for submission of an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Documentary evidence will be expected in order that an extension be granted. It should be noted that such documentation will be considered but will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convenor will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
Responsibility for understanding
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit convenor or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
In order to be eligible for a deferred exam, students must contact the Exams Office within 3 days of the scheduled exam time to request a deferred exam.
Special assessment requirements
The assignment results will contribute a mark out of 50; the Final Exam will contribute a mark out of 50. The class test mark, assignment mark and final exam mark will form your Final Mark (FM) out of 100. Assuming your performance in the final exam (FE) is "satisfactory" (see below), then the grade cut-offs for numerical scores will be:
|High Distinction (HD)||FM >= 85 AND FE >= 20|
|Distinction (DI)||FM >= 75 AND FE >= 20|
|Credit (CR)||FM >= 65 AND FE >= 20|
|Pass (P)||FM >= 50 AND FE >= 20|
|Fail (NX)||FM < 50 OR FE < 20|
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
|Lecture attendance 3 hours per week for 12 weeks||36 hours|
|Working through lecture material 3.5 hours per week for 12 weeks||42 hours|
|Tutorial preparation 2.5 hours per week for 11 weeks||27.5 hours|
|Tutorial attendance 1hours for 11 weeks||11 hours|
|Completing Assignment 1||10 hours|
|Completing Assignment 2||10 hours|
|Exam preparation||10.5 hours|
|Sit for exam||3 hours|
Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
General IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit.