Linear Algebra

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Linear Algebra

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Algebra

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description:
    The course introduces basic vector algebra in two and three dimensions, matrices, complex numbers, probability and revises basic functions. It provides a foundation in the mathematical sciences for later studies in science and engineering. 

    Course Introduction
    This course acts as a bridge between the students' previous experience in mathematics and further tertiary study in mathematics. It provides the basis for the acquisition of the basic computational and theoretical skills necessary for the practicing scientist and introduces students to the mathematical and logical ways of thinking desirable in the training of these professionals.

    Course Aims
    This course acts as a bridge between the students' previous experience in mathematics and further tertiary study in mathematics. It provides the basis for the acquisition of the basic computational and theoretical skills necessary for the practicing scientist and introduces students to the mathematical and logical way of thinking desirable in the training of these professionals. The course introduces basic vectors in three dimensions, matrices, complex numbers, probability and basic functions in an scientific context. It provides a foundation in the mathematical sciences for later studies in other sciences, as well as mathematics itself.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

    1  Manipulate 2D and 3D vectors and use vector addition and subtraction, as well as the dot and cross product of vectors, and apply them to problems involving force, velocity and other relevant vector quantities.
    2  Perform basic arithmetic operations using complex numbers, represent a complex number in either Cartesian or polar form and be able to convert from one form to the other, and represent a complex number on an Argand diagram for the purposes of application to problems in science.
    3  Use logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions to analyse a variety of problems in science.
    4  Use basic matrix algebra and determine derived quantities from matrices in an scientific context.
    5  Communicate the basic ideas of probability and randomness, and apply these ideas to real life problems such as system reliability.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.