Course syllabus

# Linjär algebra med introduktion till datorhjälpmedel Linear Algebra with Introduction to Computer Tools

## FMAA20, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED F/Pi
Date of Decision: 2017-04-06

## General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: B1, K1, W1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish

## Aim

The aim of the course is to give a basic introduction to linear algebra. A further aim is to give basic proficiency in Matlab as a basis for later courses.

Particular emphasis is put on the role which linear algebra 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

• with confidence be able to solve linear systems of equations, with or without computer, and be able to demonstrate an ability to geometrically interpret the solutions of such systems.
• be able to represent, handle and compute with - with and without computer - basic geometrical objects in three dimensions, such as points, vectors, lines and planes.
• be able to show a general knowledge of the matrix concept and of its coupling to the concept of a linear transformation, and be able to carry out elementary matrix operations and to solve matrix equations, with and without computer.
• be able to give an overview of and illustrate mathematical concepts in linear algebra that are used to construct and study mathematical models in applications.
• be able to explain the contents of some central definitions, theorems and proofs.
• be able to account for the method of least squares.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to demonstrate a good ability to carry out algebraic calculations within in the framework of the course.
• in connection with problem solving, be able to demonstrate an ability to independently choose and use mathematical methods within linear algebra.
• in connection with problem solving, be able to demonstrate an ability to integrate concepts from the different parts of the course.
• be able to demonstrate an ability to explain mathematical reasoning in a structured and logically clear way.
• be able to graphically  illustrate sets of points in the plane using a computer, and to adapt curves to these.

## Contents

• 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.
• Matlab as a computational and graphical tool.

## Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam on Linear algebra. Oral exam with computer on Matlab competence. The final grade is the grade obtained in the written exam.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Parts
Code: 0115. Name: Linear Algebra.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam. Further information: This is the same exam as for FMA420.
Code: 0215. Name: Basic Computer Ability.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Oral exam based on the computer sessions during the course.

Required prior knowledge: FMAA01/05 Calculus in one variable.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMA420, FMA421, FMA656