Course syllabus

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

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

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED F/Pi
Date of Decision: 2023-04-18

General Information

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


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

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must



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.

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.


Assumed prior knowledge: FMAB65 Calculus in One Variable B1, FMAB70 Calculus in One Variable B2.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMA420, FMA421, FMA656, FMAB20, FMAA55, FMAA21

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Anders Holst,
Teacher: Patrik Nordbeck,
Course administrator: Studerandeexpeditionen,
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