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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.
  • CLASS REPRESENTATIVES

    Annabel Lee, Rachel Salib and Daisy Xiong have volunteered to be your class representatives. They will meet shortly with the Head of School or the Director of First Year. 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, please email your representatives and let them know your views.

  • EXAM INFORMATION

    Exam consultations are as follows:

    • Tuesday 3 November, 2pm-4pm, Carslaw 635 (Brad Roberts)
    • Friday 6 November, 9am-11am, Carslaw 635 (Brad Roberts)
    • Tuesday 10 November, 2pm-4pm, Carslaw 614 (James Parkinson)
    • Tuesday 17 November, 2pm-4pm, Carslaw 635 (Brad Roberts)

    Here are links to the 2014 exam, 2013 exam and older exams. Some very brief answers to some past exams are available here: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    For more information about the exam, read the instructions on the front page.

  • ASSIGNMENT

    The assignment for MATH1014 was due in your tutorial in Week 8. Here is the assignment and solutions.

  • QUIZZES FOR ASSESSMENT

    **** QUIZ 2 in tutorials in WEEK 11 ****

    This is a reminder that Quiz 2 will be held in your tutorial in week 11 (beginning 12 October).

    The quiz will cover the material from weeks 5 - 10 (inclusive).

    The practice quiz is here.

    The actual quiz will consist of 15 short questions, each similar to one of the practice questions.

    The time allowed for the quiz is 40 minutes.

    You may use your own non-programmable calculator during the quiz.

    You must sit the quiz in the tutorial in which you are enrolled. Check here for information about what to do if you miss the quiz.

    **** QUIZ 1 in tutorials in WEEK 5 ****

    This is a reminder that Quiz 1 will be held in your tutorial in week 5 (beginning 24 August).

    The quiz will cover the material from weeks 1 - 4 (inclusive).

    The practice quiz is here.

    The actual quiz will consist of 15 short questions, each similar to one of the practice questions.

    The time allowed for the quiz is 40 minutes.

    You may use your own non-programmable calculator during the quiz.

    You must sit the quiz in the tutorial in which you are enrolled. Check here for information about what to do if you miss the quiz.

  • TUTORIALS

    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.

  • LECTURE MATERIAL

    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.

    Check your marks

    MATH1014 students: please check that your marks for Quiz 1, Assignment and Quiz 2 have been recorded correctly by pressing the "Check marks" button.

    Please note that any corrections to Quiz 1 marks must be made by Friday 18 September 2015.
    Please note that any corrections to Assignment marks must be made by Tuesday 13 October 2015.
    Please note that any corrections to Quiz 2 marks must be made by Monday 9 November 2015.

    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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