Course syllabus

Linjär algebra
Linear Algebra

FMA420, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2016-03-29

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: BI1, BME1, C1, D1, E1, F1, I1, L1, M1, MD1, N1, Pi1, V1, W2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to give a basic introduction to linear algebra. Particular emphasis is put on the role which this plays in applications in different areas of technology, in order to give the future engineer a good foundation for further studies in mathematics as well as other subjects. The aim is furthermore to develop the students' ability to solve problems and to assimilate mathematical text.

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. Rank. Linear transformations. Determinants. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written test comprising theory and problems.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMA421, FMA656, FMA425, FMAA20

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Studierektor Anders Holst,
Course administrator: Studerandeexpeditionen,
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