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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 the students a clear understanding of some important topics in linear algebra. Students will acquire an understanding of systems of simultaneous linear equations, vectors and linear maps in two- and three-dimensional space, theory and applications of matrix diagonalisation, general vector spaces, and quadratic forms.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of symbolic logic, basic properties of number systems, vectors and matrices in R², R³ and Rⁿ, vector spaces, linear maps, quadratic forms and their applications to certain sorts of problems (solving systems of simultaneous equations, long-term behaviour of coupled recurrence relations, etc) and understand formal mathematical definitions and theorems and apply them to solve problems in linear algebra.

Timetabled teaching activities

20 Lecture hours and 9 Support and Feedback classes.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: EC133-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Problem Set 1 4%
  Problem Set 2 4%
  Problem Set 3 4%
  Problem Set 4 4%
  Problem Set 5 4%
  1.5 hour examination (Summer) 80%
D2 (Assessed/examined work) Problem Set 3(NOT IN USE) 100%
VA (Visiting students only) Assessed work for visiting/exchange students 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
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  • 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