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MATH1002 Linear Algebra

General Information

MATH1002 is a Junior (or first-year) unit forming part of the Mainstream Mathematics stream.

Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by the School or Faculty: see sydney.edu.au/students/academic-appeals.html.

You may also view the description of MATH1002 in the University's course search database.

Answers to frequently asked questions

See the main junior mathematics page for information relating to all junior mathematics units, and see in particular the Junior Maths FAQ page.

Final Exam and Past Papers

Please look at the Exam information for the structure of the exam and frequently asked questions.

We have made the following past MATH1002 exam papers available:

We will ONLY be releasing the official solutions to the 2012 exam, but students are encouraged to discuss solutions to any of the problems from the other exams on the Ed forum. Lecturers may also discuss the solutions to some of the other questions in their Week 13 lectures.

We strongly recommend attempting the past papers under exam conditions, without looking at the solutions until afterwards. Please note that the examinations in 2012–2015 had 25 multiple choice questions, whereas the 2020 exam will only have 20 multiple choice questions (still worth 50% of your exam mark).

Online Resources

For enrolled students or other authorized people only, here is a link to the Canvas page for MATH1002.

Consultation

LecturerAvailabilityTimeOffice
Dmitry BadziahinWeeks 1 – 13Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00633-472-824
Joshua CiaparraWeeks 1 – 6, 13Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00C807
Sidney HoldenWeeks 1 – 6, 13Wednesday 12:00 – 13:00C488
Dinh TranWeeks 1 – 13Monday 14:30 – 15:30590-692-928

Assessment

Date*DescriptionBetter markWeighting
23:59 March 23 Assignment 1 5%
23:59 May 11 Assignment 2 10%
23:59 Tuesday, weeks 2-13 Webwork quizzes 20%
All dates are given in Sydney time.

References

David Poole, Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction, recommended reading

Online resources

Resources Canvas Lecture Recordings Ed Discussion Webwork quizzes
Monday lectures Tuesday lectures Tutorials Assessment
Week 1
24/2-28/2
[Ciaparra] Lecture 1-1
[Badziahin] Lecture 1-1
[Holden] Lecture 1-1
[Tran] Lecture 1-1
[Ciaparra] Lecture 1-2
[Badziahin] Lecture 1-2
[Holden] Lecture 1-2
[Tran] Lecture 1-2
Pre-tutorial 1 questions
Tutorial 1 questions
Tutorial 1 solutions


Orientation quiz
Week 2
2/3-6/3
[Ciaparra] Lecture 2-1
[Badziahin] Lecture 2-1
[Holden] Lecture 2-1
[Tran] Lecture 2-1
[Ciaparra] Lecture 2-2
[Badziahin] Lecture 2-2
[Holden] Lecture 2-2
[Tran] Lecture 2-2
Pre-tutorial 2 questions
Tutorial 2 questions
Tutorial 2 solutions


Quiz 1
Week 3
9/3-13/3
[Ciaparra] Lecture 3-1
[Badziahin] Lecture 3-1
[Holden] Lecture 3-1
[Tran] Lecture 3-1
[Ciaparra] Lecture 3-2
[Badziahin] Lecture 3-2
[Holden] Lecture 3-2
[Tran] Lecture 3-2
Pre-tutorial 3 questions
Tutorial 3 questions
Tutorial 3 solutions


Assignment 1 - questions
Quiz 2
Week 4
16/3-20/3
[Ciaparra] Lecture 4-1
[Badziahin] Lecture 4-1
[Holden] Lecture 4-1
[Tran] Lecture 4-1
[Ciaparra] Lecture 4-2
[Badziahin] Lecture 4-2
[Holden] Lecture 4-2
[Tran] Lecture 4-2
Pre-tutorial 4 questions
Tutorial 4 questions
Tutorial 4 solutions


Quiz 3
Week 5
23/3-27/3
Online lecture 5-1 Online lecture 5-2 Pre-tutorial 5 questions
Tutorial 5 questions
Tutorial 5 solutions
Pre-tutorial hints and examples


Assignment 1 (5%)
Due 23:59 March 23

Quiz 4
Week 6
30/3-3/4
Online lecture 6-1 Online lecture 6-2 Pre-tutorial 6 questions
Tutorial 6 questions
Tutorial 6 solutions
Pre-tutorial hints and examples


Assignment 1 - solutions
Quiz 5
Week 7
6/4-10/4
Fill in during lecture 7-1
Monday Complete Notes
Fill in during lecture 7-2
Tuesday Complete Notes
Pre-tutorial 7 questions
Tutorial 7 questions
Tutorial 7 solutions
Pre-tutorial hints and examples


Quiz 6
Mid-semester break
Week 8
20/4-24/4
Fill in during lecture 8-1
Monday Complete Notes
Fill in during lecture 8-2
Tuesday Complete Notes
Pre-tutorial 8 questions
Tutorial 8 questions
Tutorial 8 solutions
Pre-tutorial hints and examples


Quiz 7
Week 9
27/4-1/5
Fill in during lecture 9-1
Monday Complete Notes
Fill in during lecture 9-2
Tuesday Complete Notes
Pre-tutorial 9 questions
Tutorial 9 questions
Tutorial 9 solutions
Pre-tutorial hints and examples


Assignment 2 - questions
Quiz 8
Week 10
4/5-8/5
Fill in during lecture 10-1
Monday Complete Notes
Fill in during lecture 10-2
Tuesday Complete Notes
Pre-tutorial 10 questions
Tutorial 10 questions
Tutorial 10 solutions
Pre-tutorial hints and examples


Quiz 9
Week 11
11/5-15/5
Fill in during lecture 11-1
Monday Complete Notes
Fill in during lecture 11-2
Tuesday Complete Notes
Pre-tutorial 11 questions
Tutorial 11 questions
Tutorial 11 solutions
Pre-tutorial hints and examples


Assignment 2 (10%)
Due 23:59 May 11

Quiz 10
Week 12
18/5-22/5
Fill in during lecture 12-1
Monday Complete Notes
Fill in during lecture 12-2
Tuesday Complete Notes
Pre-tutorial 12 questions
Tutorial 12 questions
Tutorial 12 solutions
Pre-tutorial hints and examples


Quiz 11
Week 13
25/5-29/5
Online lecture 13-1 Online lecture 13-2 Assignment 2 - solutions
Quiz 12

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