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EC133 - Linear Algebra

  • Module code: EC133
  • Module name: Linear Algebra
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To give a rigorous underpinning to the topics and techniques met in EC120 Quantitative Techniques and EC123 Mathematical Techniques B; To introduce some of the more advanced mathematics used by mathematical economists; To develop a detailed understanding of basic linear algebra; To justify the need for abstraction, and to develop a facility for constructing and following precise mathematical arguments.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of this module you should have acquired a deeper understanding of some the mathematics introduced in other modules such as EC123 Mathematical Techniques B and obtained a sound foundation for later specialisation in the mathematical and statistical aspects of economics. You will also have enhanced your capability to think clearly and rigorously, as required in your study of economic theory.

Timetabled teaching activities

Two lectures per week and weekly seminars (Spring Term). Attendance at all lectures and seminars is essential.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: EC133-15)
D2 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 5%
Assessed Course Work 5%
Assessed Course Work 5%
Assessed Course Work 5%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 80%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development (L1L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L116) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1