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Linear and Abstract Algebra (Advanced) - MATH2922

Year - 2018

Linear and abstract algebra is one of the cornerstones of mathematics and it is at the heart of many applications of mathematics and statistics in the sciences and engineering. This unit is an advanced version of MATH2022, with more emphasis on the underlying concepts and on mathematical rigour. This unit investigates and explores properties of vector spaces, matrices and linear transformations, developing general principles relating to the solution sets of homogeneous and inhomogeneous linear equations, including differential equations. Linear independence is introduced as a way of understanding and solving linear systems of arbitrary dimension. Linear operators on real spaces are investigated, paying particular attention to the geometrical significance of eigenvalues and eigenvectors, extending ideas from first year linear algebra. To better understand symmetry, matrix and permutation groups are introduced and used to motivate the study of abstract group theory. The unit culminates in studying inner spaces, quadratic forms and normal forms of matrices together with their applications to problems both in mathematics and in the sciences and engineering.

Classes
3x1-hr lectures; 1x1-hr tutorial; and 1x1-hr practice class per week

Assessment
quizzes, assignments and final exam

Textbooks
As set out in the Intermediate Mathematics Handbook

Pre-requisites

MATH1902 or (a mark of 65 or above in MATH1002)

Prohibitions

MATH2022 or MATH2968 or MATH2061 or MATH2961

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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