MTH219 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 linear algebra are also considered.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MTH219. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to undergraduate students only.

Not available to students who have completed MTH419 Linear Algebra or equivalent.

Prerequisites

MTH101 or MTH129

Incompatible Subjects

MTH419

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain mathematical concepts of linear algebra such as: vector spaces, inner product spaces, 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 illustrate the use of linear algebra in relation to a number of real world applications.

Syllabus

This 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.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MTH219 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Test: assumed knowledge
5
2
Assignment 1: vector spaces
10
3
Assignment 2: inner products and linear transf-s
15
4
Final exam
70

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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