MATH1002 Linear Algebra
General Information
MATH1002 is a Junior (or firstyear) unit forming part of the Mainstream Mathematics stream.
 Credit point value: 3CP.
 Classes per week: Two lectures and one tutorial.
 Lecturer(s) in 2019: Zahra Afsar, Anna Aksamit, Dzmitry Badziahin, Alexander Fish, Alexander Kerschl and Bregje Pauwels.
 Email contact address:
MATH1002@sydney.edu.au.
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.
Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by the School or Faculty: see sydney.edu.au/students/academicappeals.html.
You may also view the description of MATH1002 in the University's course search database.
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.
Past Papers
We have made the following past MATH1002 exam papers available:
 Multiple Choice and Extended Answer Sections of the 2012 exam.
 Solutions to the Multiple Choice and Extended Answer Sections of the 2012 exam.
 Extended Answer Section (only) of the 2013 exam.
 Extended Answer Section (only) of the 2014 exam.
 Extended Answer Section (only) of the 2015 exam.
 Extended Answer Section (only) of the 2016 exam.
 Extended Answer Section (only) of the 2017 exam.
 Relevant questions from past (2009–2011) MATH2061 exams.
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 2019 exam will only have 20 multiple choice questions (still worth 50% of your exam mark).
The 2019 MATH1002 syllabus has been changed from previous years. So, please be aware of these changes. Some of the new topics in the MATH1002 syllabus that weren't previously covered have been tested in previous MATH2061 exams. I have collected the relevant questions from the Linear Mathematics half of the 2009, 2010, and 2011 MATH2061 past papers into a single PDF, which is also available on the unit webpage. (I have crossed out the irrelevant questions, so hopefully my crossing out shows up in your PDF viewer.) Please also see this post for a discussion on the differences in content and notation over the years.
Canvas
Please familiarise yourself with the MATH1002 Canvas site, as you will need to visit it to submit your assignments, check your marks, and view lecture recordings. You will also gain access to the MATH1002 Ed discussion forum by clicking one of the Ed links on the Canvas site.
Online Quizzes
There are 12 weekly online quizzes, which will be run on WeBWorK. These quizzes will open at 00:00 Wednesday of each week (starting in week 1) and will end at 23:59 Tuesday of the following week. (So, for instance, the week 1 quiz will open at 00:00 Wednesday 27 February and will end at 23:59 Tuesday 6 March.) A list of the opening and closing times for the quizzes can be found on the MATH1002 information sheet.
Each online quiz consists of a set of randomised questions. You will have one hour to complete a quiz each time you open it. Note that if you start a quiz within an hour of the closing time, you will only get the remaining time to complete it (not the full hour). After completing a quiz, you will receive the total mark for the quiz, and will be told which questions you got correct or incorrect. You have unlimited attempts at each quiz, and your best mark counts. After the deadline, you will be able to review your answers and you will be given the solutions.
The best 10 of your 12 quizzes will count, making each worth 2%. You cannot apply for special consideration for the quizzes. The better mark principle will apply for the total 20%, which means if your overall exam mark is higher, then your 20% for quizzes will come from your exam.
Consultation Hours
The lecturers will be available for consultation at the following times. You may attend any of these consultations.
Lecturer  Availability  Time  Office 

Dr Anna Aksamit  Weeks 1–9, 11–13  Tuesdays 9:30–10:30  Carslaw 632 
Dr Anna Aksamit  Weeks 10  Monday 9:30–10:30  Carslaw 632 
Assoc Prof Dzmitry Badziahin  Weeks 1–6, 13  Tuesdays 12:00–13:00  Carslaw 634 
Dr Alexander Fish  Weeks 1–13  Tuesdays 12:00–13:00  Carslaw 712 
Alexander Kerschl  Weeks 7–13  Mondays 14:00–15:00  Carslaw 806 
Dr Bregje Pauwels  Weeks 7–12  Wednesdays 9:00–10:00  Carslaw 375 
Class Representatives
Jessica Aryanto, Michelle Cheung, Lihao Ding, Christian Engelbrecht, Shuhan Gao, Chuyi (Grace) Gu, Kashish Gupta, Aayush Jindal, Byoung Chan Lee, Thomas You Lee, Yanxun Liu, Stephen Lowe, Guansong (Robert) Pang, Yuqi Peng, Changyue Tan, and Eetana Toma have volunteered to be your class representatives.
They will meet shortly with the Head of School. We would like to know what you like about the unit and where things can be improved. If you have any issues you would like discussed, then please email your class representatives using the address MATH1002classreps@maths.usyd.edu.au, and let them know your views.
Online Resources
For enrolled students or other authorized people only, here is a link to the Canvas page for MATH1002.
The teaching material appearing on this web site is intended for the use of enrolled students of the University of Sydney, and (unless otherwise specified) the University of Sydney holds copyright. Any other person or institution wishing to use any of this material must contact the university to make appropriate arrangements.
Useful Links

Handbook:
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. 
The Faculty Handbook entry:
The description of MATH1002 in the central units of study database.
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