MATH1002 Linear Algebra
MATH1002 is a Junior (or first-year) unit forming part of the normal Mathematics stream.
- Credit point value: 3CP.
- Classes per week: Two lectures and one tutorial.
- Lecturer(s) in 2013: Bob Crossman and Andrew Crisp.
- Email contact address:
Students: please check if your question can be answered by referring to the FAQ page before emailing us. If you decide to email us please include your name and SID.
You may also view the Faculty Handbook entry for MATH1002
Information sheet for MATH1002
All students should read the information sheet. The information includes (for example) details of the assessment procedure, including dates of assessment tasks.
Answers to frequently asked questions
The textbook is "A First Course in Linear Algebra" by David Easdown. Any of the three editions can be used (there are only a few changes between editions). A list of errata for the first edition can be found here:
IMPORTANT: Students are expected to download and print exercise sheets themselves and bring them to tutorials.
- Tutorial questions are available below (click on the link for any given week).
- Solutions will be made available later in the given week.
- There are no exercises for Week 6, when Quiz 1 will take place.
- Quiz 2 will take place in Week 11. Exercises have been allocated for Week 11, but are to be completed in your own time.
- Exercise sheets:
Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13
Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13
Quiz 1 was held in your designated tutorial in the week beginning 15 April (Week 6). It covered material from the first 4 tutorial Sheets (labelled Week 2, Week 3, Week 4 and Week 5). This material is covered in Chapters 1 to 4 of the text. The sample quiz is now available - please attempt all questions and read the front page carefully.
Quiz 2 was held in your designated tutorial in the week beginning 20 May (Week 11). It covered material from the fifth through eighth tutorial sheets (labelled Week 7, Week 8, Week 9 and Week 10). This material is covered in Chapters 5 to 9 of the text (note that section 9.6 is not relevant to MATH1002). The sample quiz is now available (error in Q16 corrected 20/5/13) - please attempt all questions and read the front page carefully.
The assignment was due by 4 pm on Tuesday 30 April.
The lecturers will be available for exam consultations during the study vacation. You may attend as many as you wish, including the consultations held by the lecturer of the other stream.
Past exam papers are a good tool for revision. Links to the exams and their solutions appear below.
- 2012 exam and the solutions
- 2011 exam and the solutions
- 2010 exam and the solutions
- 2009 exam and the solutions
- 2008 exam and the solutions
- 2007 exam
- 2006 exam
- 2005 exam and the solutions to the above three papers
The following sections of the textbook are not part of the MATH1002 course and should be exempt from your study: 9.6, 10.4, 11.3, 12.2, 12.3
You can view the front page of the examination here.
Earlier exam papers are available via the library link below, though they may contain material that is no longer part of the course.
Please check that your mark for Quiz 1, Assignment and Quiz 2 have been recorded correctly by entering your 9 digit SID into the box below and then pressing the "Check marks" button.
Please note that any corrections to Quiz 1 marks must be made by Wednesdat 15 May 2013.
Please note that any corrections to Assignment marks must be made by Monday 27 May 2013.
Please note that any corrections to Quiz 2 marks must be made by Wednesday 19 June 2013.
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- Self-test web quizzes:
Test your understanding of the topics by trying the quizzes for MATH1002 regularly as the semester progresses.
Every student should have a copy of the Junior Mathematics and Statistics Handbook.
- Examination Timetable:
For general information on examinations, including the end of semester examination timetable, see the University's Examination Information web site.
- Past Exam Papers:
Fisher Library's previous years' exam papers page.
- The Faculty Handbook entry:
The Faculty Handbook entry for MATH1002 from the central units of study database.