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MTH427 Linear Algebra (8)


This subject builds on the matrix algebra covered in previous studies and covers such topics as vector spaces, subspaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, inner products and orthonormal bases. Applications of linear algebra are also considered.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Science and Technology

Assumed Knowledge

MTH101 or MTH129

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Be able to appreciate the mathematical concepts associated with Linear Algebra;
Be able to apply the processes of Linear Algebra to solve particular problems.


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

Residential School

This subject contains a optional 2 day residential school.


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.