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MATH1902 Linear Algebra (Advanced)

General Information

MATH1902 is a Junior (or first-year) unit forming part of the Advanced Mathematics stream.

  • Credit point value: 3CP.
  • Classes per week: Two lectures and one tutorial.
  • Lecturer(s) in 2021: Nathan Brownlowe
  • Email contact address: MATH1902@sydney.edu.au.

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Self-assessment test

Note that all students considering enrolling in Advanced Level units are strongly encouraged to try the online self-assessment test.

You may also view the description of MATH1902 in the University's course search database.

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.

Canvas

Please familiarise yourself with the MATH1902 Canvas site, as you will need to visit it to submit your assignments, check your marks, and view lecture videos. You will also gain access to the MATH1902 Ed discussion forum by clicking one of the Ed links on the Canvas site.

Online Quizzes

There are are five Canvas Quizzes to be completed throughout semester, due in Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12. Each Quiz consists of a set of randomised questions. You will have two attempts at each Quiz, and your best mark from both attempts will count. Each Quiz will count towards assessment, making each one worth 2% of your total assessment. You cannot apply for special consideration for the Quizzes. Instead, the better mark principle will apply for each Quiz, which means if your overall exam mark is higher than a Quiz mark, your exam mark will be used in place of this Quiz. The deadline for completion of each quiz is 11:59 pm Friday of their respective week. Material up to and including the week before the Quiz may be assessed on the Quiz. (For example, material up to and including Week 5 may be assessed on the Week 6 Quiz.)

Online Resources

For enrolled students or other authorized people only, here is a link to the Canvas page for MATH1902.

Consultation

LecturerAvailabilityTimeOffice
Nathan Brownlowe BrownloweWeeks 1 – 13Thursday 14:30 – 15:30Zoom
Nathan BrownloweWeeks 1 – 13Friday 11:30 – 12:30Carslaw 532

Assessment

Date*DescriptionBetter markWeighting
23:59 March 29 Assignment 1 5%
23:59 May 3 Assignment 2 5%
23:59 May 17 Assignment 3 10%
23:59 March 14 Quiz 1 2%
23:59 March 28 Quiz 2 2%
23:59 April 18 Quiz 3 2%
23:59 May 2 Quiz 4 2%
23:59 May 30 Quiz 5 2%
All dates are given in Sydney time.

References

David Poole, Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction, recommended reading

Online resources

Resources Information Sheet Canvas Ed Discussion
Lecture Video Slides Monday Lecture/Practice Class Tuesday Lecture/Practice Class Tutorials Assessment
Week 1
1/3-5/3
Slides 1 Brownlowe 1-1 Brownlowe 1-2
Week 2
8/3-12/3
Slides 2 Brownlowe 2-1 Brownlowe 2-2 Pre-tutorial 2 questions
Tutorial 2 questions questions
Tutorial 2 questions solutions


Assignment 1 - questions
Quiz 1 (2%)
23:59 March 14
Week 3
15/3-19/3
Slides 3 Brownlowe 3-1 Brownlowe 3-2 Pre-tutorial 3 questions
Tutorial 3 questions questions
Tutorial 3 questions solutions


Week 4
22/3-26/3
Slides 4 Brownlowe 4-1 Brownlowe 4-2 Pre-tutorial 4 questions
Tutorial 4 questions questions
Tutorial 4 questions solutions


Quiz 2 (2%)
23:59 March 28
Week 5
29/3-2/4
Slides 5 Brownlowe 5-1 Brownlowe 5-2 Pre-tutorial 5 questions
Tutorial 5 questions questions
Tutorial 5 questions solutions


Assignment 1 (5%)
Due 23:59 March 29
Mid-semester break
Week 6
12/4-16/4
Slides 6 Brownlowe 6-1 Brownlowe 6-2 Pre-tutorial 6 questions
Tutorial 6 questions questions
Tutorial 6 questions solutions


Assignment 1 - solutions
Quiz 3 (2%)
23:59 April 18
Week 7
19/4-23/4
Slides 7 Brownlowe 7-1 Brownlowe 7-2 Pre-tutorial 7 questions
Tutorial 7 questions questions
Tutorial 7 questions solutions


Assignment 2 - questions
Week 8
26/4-30/4
Slides 8 Brownlowe 8-1 Brownlowe 8-2 Pre-tutorial 8 questions
Tutorial 8 questions questions
Tutorial 8 questions solutions
Good Friday (Friday 19 April)


Quiz 4 (2%)
23:59 May 2
Week 9
3/5-7/5
Slides 9 Brownlowe 9-1 Brownlowe 9-2 Pre-tutorial 9 questions
Tutorial 9 questions questions
Tutorial 9 questions solutions


Assignment 2 (5%)
Due 23:59 May 3

Assignment 3 - questions
Week 10
10/5-14/5
Slides 10 Brownlowe 10-1 Brownlowe 10-2 Pre-tutorial 10 questions
Tutorial 10 questions questions
Tutorial 10 questions solutions


Week 11
17/5-21/5
Slides 11 Brownlowe 11-1 Brownlowe 11-2 Pre-tutorial 11 questions
Tutorial 11 questions questions
Tutorial 11 questions solutions


Assignment 2 - solutions
Assignment 3 (10%)
Due 23:59 May 17
Week 12
24/5-28/5
Slides 12 Brownlowe 12-1 Brownlowe 12-2 Pre-tutorial 12 questions
Tutorial 12 questions questions
Tutorial 12 questions solutions


Quiz 5 (2%)
23:59 May 30
Week 13
31/5-4/6
Brownlowe 13-1 Brownlowe 13-2 Pre-tutorial 13 questions
Tutorial 13 questions questions
Tutorial 13 questions solutions


Assignment 3 - solutions

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