Course Code : | 1000WETLAM |

Study domain: | Mathematics |

Academic year: | 2019-2020 |

Semester: | 1st semester |

Contact hours: | 90 |

Credits: | 9 |

Study load (hours): | 252 |

Contract restrictions: | No contract restriction |

Language of instruction: | English |

Exam period: | exam in the 1st semester |

Lecturer(s) | Boris Shoykhet |

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:

an active knowledge of

- competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school

an active knowledge of

- Dutch

- English

- You can work with matrices and vectors.
- You can reduce mathematical problems to problems in linear algebra.
- You can solve systems of linear equations and interpret them geometrically.

Linear algebra is the mathematical technology used in a wide variety of applications: Google's page rank algorithm, image compression, coding theory applies in CDs, models in biology and economy, to name a few.

We will teach you to work with vectors and matrices, compute their invariants and canonical forms and interprete those geometrically. We will givbe several practical applications of these methods.

The course has an international dimension.

Class contact teachingLectures Practice sessions

ExaminationWritten examination without oral presentation Closed book

Continuous assessment(Interim) tests Participation in classroom activities

Continuous assessment

Course notes are available.

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