Teaching Program

MATH1014 Introduction to Linear Algebra

General Information

MATH1014 is a Junior (or first-year) unit forming part of the Fundamental Mathematics stream.

  • Credit point value: 3CP.
  • Classes per week: Two lectures and one tutorial.
  • Lecturer(s) in 2015: James Parkinson, Brad Roberts .
  • Email contact address: MATH1014@maths.usyd.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.

You may also view the description of MATH1014 in the University's course search database.

Information sheet for MATH1014

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.

Online Resources

Links to online resources for this unit of study will be added here during the teaching session.

    Exercises for tutorials will be posted here each week. You must print the tutorial sheet from here, and take it to your class with you. You will get the most benefit from your tutorial class if you try the exercises beforehand, so that you can ask your tutor specific questions if you have any problems. Short answers are provided to some of the questions. It goes without saying that you should attempt the questions before looking at the answers.

    Full solutions to all questions will be provided at the beginning of the next week.

    In addition to the tutorial exercises for each week you should try the web quiz for some immediate feedback on your understanding of the material.

  • NOTE: Tutorials begin in week 2.

    NOTE: There is no MATH1014 tutorial in week 1.

    There is, however, a tutorial sheet for week 1. You should use these questions for practice before your Tutorial for week 2.


    Some information about the material covered in lectures is here.

    Scanned notes from the lectures are provided. Unless you also attended lectures, they will probably not make a lot of sense. These notes have not been proof-read.

    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

    • Self-test web quizzes:
      Test your understanding of the topics by trying the quizzes for MATH1014 regularly as the semester progresses.
    • 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 MATH1014 in the central units of study database.


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