Course syllabus

Mathematics, Linear Algebra
Matematik, linjär algebra

FMAA55, 4.5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED F/Pi
Date of Decision: 2024-04-15
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Mandatory 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

Judgement and approach
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.

Code: 0117. Name: Mathematics, Linear Algebra.
Credits: 4.5. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5).


The number of participants is limited to: No
Kursen överlappar följande kurser: FMAA21 FMA656 FMA425 FMA420 FMA421 FMAA20 FMAB20 FMAB22

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