Undergraduate Study

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 2017: Alexander Fish, Brad Roberts .
  • 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.

Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by the School or Faculty. For further information, see the Science Faculty web site.

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

Class Representatives

Yu-Ting Lee, Isabella Merhi, Brien Tran, Luckme Buvendra Vimalarajah and Enola Wang 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, please email your representatives and let them know your views.

Ed discussion platform

Every student enrolled will have been invited to join the Ed Q&A discussion platform. If you did not receive the invitation, or changed into the course later, please let us know.

Information on the Final Exam

Assignment information

There will be two assignments for this course. The first is due 11:59pm Friday 12 August, and the second is due 11:59pm Friday 16th September. More information about the assignments will be posted later in semester. The assignment questions for the first assignment have been released:

The assignment questions for the second assignment have been released:

Quiz 1 information

Quiz 1 will be held in tutorials in Week 5. It will examine material covered in lectures in weeks 1-4 (inclusive). That is, material in tutorials for weeks 1-4. Some practice questions to help you study are provided below.

Quiz 2 information

Quiz 2 will be held in tutorials in Week 11. It will examine material covered in lectures in weeks 1-10 (inclusive). That is, material in tutorials for weeks 2-10. Some practice questions to help you study are provided below.

Exercise Sheets and Solutions

There are no tutorial classes in Week 1. There is, however, a problem sheet for you to attempt in your own time before your Tutorial for Week 2.

In tutorials you will work in small groups, up at the whiteboards, working through questions together. The questions for the tutorials will be provided by your tutor during your tutorial.

Of course in 1 hour we can't get through enough material to practice the week's work thoroughly, and so there are more questions for you to attempt in your own time in the sheets below. These sheets will appear as the semester progresses, and solutions will also be provided at the end of each week (or early the following week).

Typically the tutorial questions will be selected from the questions in the sheets below.

Web Quizzes

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.

Lecture Recordings

Here are scans of the notes written on the projector during class. They will be posted at the end of each week. Recordings of the lectures are also available through blackboard.

10am Stream

11am Stream

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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.