Linear Algebra

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Linear Algebra

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Algebra, Mathematics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MT243P or equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Module Objective:
    To introduce the student to linear algebra.

    Vector spaces over the rationals, reals and complex numbers; basis and dimension; linear maps; rank and nullity; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalisation; dual spaces; inner product spaces.

    Learning Outcomes:

    -Define a vector space.
    -Obtain a basis and the dimension of a vector space.
    -Explain the terms rank and nullity.
    -Find eigenvalues and vectors.
    -Define dual and inner products spaces.
    -Deduce simple properties from any definitions given in the course.
    -Use the methods from the course to solve problems.
    -State definitions and theorems covered in the course.

    Teaching & Learning Methods
    24 lecture hours, 5 tutorial hours, 51 private study hours.

    Assessment:
    Continuous Assessment: 30%
    University scheduled written examination: 70%

    Pre-requisites
    MT243P or equivalent

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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