Linear and Abstract Algebra
This page contains information on the intermediate unit of study MATH2022Linear and Abstract Algebra.
This unit is offered in Semester
Lecturer(s): David Easdown
For further information on Intermediate Mathematics and Statistics,
refer to the Intermediate Handbook.
In particular, see the
MATH2022 handbook entry for further information relating to MATH2022.
You may also view the
description of MATH2022
in the central units of study database.
- Credit point value: 6CP.
- Classes per week: Three lectures, one tutorial and practice class.
For enrolled students or other authorized people only, here is a link to the Canvas page for MATH2022.
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Pre-exam Consultations for MATH2022 and Exam Information and Preparation
Pre-exam consultations (subject to change):
- 12:00-14:00 Wednesday 05 June: Carslaw 619, David Easdown
- 12:00-14:00 Friday 07 June: Carslaw 619, David Easdown
here to see the front page of the 2019 exam .
here to see the 2018 exam extended answer questions and
here to see the solutions.
The exam lasts two hours preceded by ten minutes reading time.
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.
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) and to the first three of the
extended answer questions on the 2018 exam
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 14, 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 except 13, 14, 15
- Week 10 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises
- Week 11 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises except 15, 16
- Week 12 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises except 7, 8, 9
Three quizzes will take place as follows:
First Quiz: Monday 25 March at 4:15 pm and 5:15 pm (choose one of these times)
Second Quiz: Monday 29 April at 4:15 pm and 5:15 pm (choose one of these times)
Third Quiz: Monday 27 May at 4:15 pm and 5:15 pm (choose one of these times)
Each quiz lasts 40 minutes.
Please wait outside Chemistry Lecture Theatre 1 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 times, 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:
- Week 2 (beginning 04 March):
- Week 3 (beginning 11 March):
- Week 4 (beginning 18 March):
- Week 5 (beginning 25 March):
- Week 6 (beginning 01 April):
- Week 7 (beginning 08 April):
- Week 8 (beginning 15 April):
- Week 9 (beginning 29 April):
- Week 10 (beginning 06 May):
- Week 11 (beginning 13 May):
- Week 12 (beginning 20 May):
- Week 13 (beginning 27 May):
Click below for lecture notes:
- Week 1:
- Week 2:
- Week 3:
- Week 4:
- Week 5:
- Week 6:
- Week 7:
- Week 8:
- Week 9:
- Week 10:
- Week 11:
- Week 12:
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