MATH1002 Linear Algebra

General Information

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

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

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

Textbook

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:

Online Resources

Consultations

The following consultations are provided to all students, no appointment required.

Dr Crossman: Weeks 2--13, 12--1 pm on Mondays, in Carslaw 527.

Dr Crossman: Weeks 2--13, 9--10 am on Tuesdays, in Carslaw 527.

Mr Crisp: Weeks 2--13, 9-10 am on Mondays, in Carslaw 707A.

Dr Zhang: Weeks 1--7, from 1--2 pm on Wednesdays, in Carslaw 620.

Prof Molev: Weeks 8--13, 12--1 pm on Tuesdays, in Carslaw 707.

You could also find Duty Tutors for help, Weeks 2--13.

Textbook

A First Course in Linear Algebra, by David Easdown. Available from the Co-op Bookshop.

It is also available online etext .

Tutorials

IMPORTANT: Students are expected to download and print exercise sheets themselves and bring them to tutorials.

Quiz 1

Quiz 1 was held in your designated tutorial in the week beginning 7 April (Week 6). It covered all 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

Quiz 2 will be held in your designated tutorial in the week beginning 19 May (Week 11). It will cover 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 - please attempt all questions and read the front page carefully.

Assignment

The assignment was due by 4 pm on Tuesday 29 April.

Here is the assignment question sheet and the solutions.

Examination

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.

  • Tuesday 10/6 - 1pm-5pm - Carslaw 707A - Andrew Crisp
  • Wednesday 11/6 - 11am-1pm - Carslaw 620 - Dr Zhou Zhang
  • Thursday 12/6 - 11am-1pm - Carslaw 707 - Prof Alex Molev
  • Thursday 12/6 - 1pm-5pm - Carslaw 707A - Andrew Crisp
  • Friday 13/6 - 1pm-5pm - Carslaw 707A - Andrew Crisp
  • Past exam papers are a good tool for revision. Links to the exams and their solutions appear below.

    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.

    Approved calculators are allowed in the exam; see the Examinations Office web site.

    Earlier exam papers are available via the library link below, though they may contain material that is no longer part of the course.

    Check your marks

    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.

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    Please note that any corrections to Quiz 1 marks must be made by Friday, May 09.
    Please note that any corrections to Assignment marks must be made by Tuesday 20 May 2014.
    Please note that any corrections to Quiz 2 marks must be made by Wednesday 18 June 2014.

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