Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FMA656 overlaps following cours/es: FMA420 and FMA421. Compulsory for: IBYA1, IBYI1, IBYV1, IDA1, IEA1. Course coordinator: Director of Studies, Anders Holst,, Mathematics. Assessment: Written test. Home page:

The course aims at giving a basic treatment of linear algebra. Particular emphasis is given to the role which the latter plays in applications in different areas of technology, in order to give the future engineer a good foundation for further studies.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Systems of linear equations. Vectors. Bases and coordinate systems. Equations for lines and planes in space. Scalar product with applications. Vector product with applications. Matrices. Linear transformations. Determinants.

Sparr, G: Linjär algebra. Studentlitteraturm 1997. ISBN: 9789144197524.