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MA106 - Linear Algebra

  • Module code: MA106
  • Module name: Linear Algebra
  • Department: Mathematics Institute
  • Credit: 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To provide a working understanding of matrices and vector spaces for later modules to build on and to teach students practical techniques and algorithms for fundamental matrix operations and solving linear equations.

Principal learning outcomes

Students must understand the ideas of linearly independent vectors, spanning sets and bases of vector spaces. They must also understand the equivalence of linear maps between vector spaces and matrices and be able to row reduce a matrix, compute its rank and solve systems of linear equations. The definition of a determinant in all dimensions will be given in detail, together with applications and techniques for calculating determinants. Students must know the definition of the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a linear map or matrix, and know how to calculate them.

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/MA106/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: MA106-12)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 15%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 85%
Assessed Course Work 15%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 85%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G300) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Data Science (G302) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc) (GF13) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) (GG14) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy (GV17) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Intercalated Year (GV18) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (Y602) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A