Course syllabus

Matematik, linjär algebra
Mathematics, Linear Algebra

FMAA55, 4,5 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

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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written test.

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.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMAA21, FMA656, FMA425, FMA420, FMA421, FMAA20, FMAB20

Reading list

Contact and other information

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