Course syllabus

Matematik, linjär algebra
Mathematics, Linear Algebra

FMA656, 4,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2015-04-16

General Information

Compulsory for: IBYA1, IBYI1, IBYV1, IDA1, IEA1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written test.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMA425, FMA420, FMA421, FMAA20

Reading list

Contact and other information

Director of studies: Studierektor Anders Holst,
Course coordinator: Anders Magnusson,
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