Introduction to Linear Algebra
MATH1014 is a Junior
(or first-year) unit forming part of the Fundamental
- Credit point value:
- 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
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.
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
Pre-exam consultation hours will be held by James
and Brad at the following times and locations:
- 10am-12pm Tuesday 1 November in Carslaw 614 (James)
- 10am-12pm Thursday 3 November in Carslaw 524 (Brad)
- 10am-12pm Friday 4 November in Carslaw 524 (Brad)
- 10am-12pm Monday 7 November in Carslaw 524 (Brad)
Here is the first page of the question paper.
- Here are some past papers (extended answer section only) and short answers.
Finally, good luck in the exam! We hope that you have enjoyed the semester.
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
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.
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.
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.
Self-test web quizzes:
Test your understanding of the topics by trying the quizzes
for MATH1014 regularly as the semester
Every student should have a copy of the
Junior Mathematics and Statistics Handbook.
For general information on examinations, including the end of semester examination
timetable, see the University's
The Faculty Handbook entry:
The description of
in the central units of study database.