Linear and Abstract Algebra
This page contains information on the
Unit of Study
Linear and Abstract Algebra.
This unit is offered in Semester
Lecturer(s): David Easdown
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MATH2022 handbook entry
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- Credit point value:
- Classes per week:
Three lectures, one tutorial and practice class.
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Pre-exam Consultations for MATH2022 and Exam Information and Preparation
Pre-exam consultations (subject to change):
- 14:00-16:00 Tuesday 19 June: Carslaw 619, David Easdown
- 11:00-13:00 Wednesday 20 June: Carslaw 619, David Easdown
here to see the front page and multiple choice answer sheet of the 2018 exam.
The first half of the exam comprises 25 multiple choice questions
and the second half involves four extended answer questions. It is advisable to bring a soft lead pencil and eraser to the exam
to enter answers on the multiple choice answer sheet.
In the Multiple Choice Section there will be
25 questions that are variations of the questions used in the First, Second and Third Quizzes.
Click here for
In the Extended Answer Section there will be four questions. The first three questions are similar in style to the questions on the sheet Week 13 Revision Exercises (see link below). The fourth question is more conceptual and intended to be appropriate
for students aiming for a Distinction or High Distinction.
The following exercises are recommended as preparation for the exam:
All questions on the First, Second and Third Quizzes, and sample exercises (see links below).
- All exercises on the Monday Worksheets for Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12
- All revision exercises for Week 13.
- Week 2 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises except 13, 14, 15, 16
- Week 3 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises
- Week 4 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises except 14
- Week 5 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises except 10, 11, 12
- Week 6 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises except 12
- Week 7 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises except 8
- Week 8 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises except 15
- Week 9 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises
- Week 10 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises
- Week 11 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises
- Week 12 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises except 7, 8, 9
Lecturer Consultations for MATH2022
David Easdown should be available for consultation from the beginning of semester as follows:
- 2:00-3:00 pm Wednesdays, up to and including 06 June, in Carslaw 619.
A list of pre-exam consultation sessions will be posted here closer to the
Three quizzes will take place as follows:
First Quiz: Monday 09 April in the Eastern Avenue Auditorium at 4:15 pm
Second Quiz: Monday 07 May in the Eastern Avenue Auditorium at 4:15 pm
Third Quiz: Monday 04 June in the Eastern Avenue Auditorium at 4:15 pm
Each quiz lasts 40 minutes.
Please wait outside the Auditorium until called inside. You may bring a non-programmable calculator. No books, notes or other
electronic devices are permitted.
For practice, click on the following links to see
If you are unable to attend on any of the above dates, or require special conditions, then you should email the lecturer well in advance explaining your circumstances.
Exercise Sheets and Solutions
Exercise sheets may be viewed and downloaded from the following links.
Hard copies will also be supplied in the practice classes and tutorials.
- Week 2 (beginning 12 March):
- Week 3 (beginning 19 March):
- Week 4 (beginning 26 March):
- Week 5 (beginning 09 April):
- Week 6 (beginning 16 April):
- Week 7 (beginning 23 April):
- Week 8 (beginning 30 April):
- Week 9 (beginning 07 May):
- Week 10 (beginning 14 May):
- Week 11 (beginning 21 May):
- Week 12 (beginning 28 May):
- Week 13 (beginning 04 June):
Click below for scans of (rough) notes by the lecturer. These should become available shortly after the dates listed.
- Week 1:
- Week 2:
- Week 3:
- Week 4:
- Week 5:
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- Week 12: