MTH419 Linear Algebra (8)


This subject builds on matrix algebra covered in previous studies and includes the topics vector spaces, subspaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, inner products and orthonormal bases. Applications of postgraduate level linear algebra, as well as matrix algebra are both covered here.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed MTH219 Linear Algebra or equivalent.
Prerequisite(s)Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
MTH101 or MTH129MTH219 MTH219 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to investigate and discuss in depth the mathematical concepts of linear algebra such as: vector spaces, inner products, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors;
  • be able to apply the processes of linear algebra to solve particular problems including: solving systems of linear equations, inverting a matrix, finding eigenvalues and eigenvectors;
  • be able to apply and discuss the concepts and processes of linear algebra in relation to a number of real world problems.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Review of vectors in R2 and R3, matrices, determinants, solution of systems of linear equations.
  • Vector spaces, subspaces, bases and dimension.
  • Inner products and orthonormal bases.
  • Linear transformations, matrix representation of a linear transformation.
  • Eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
  • Selected applications of linear algebra.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.