Unit name | Linear Algebra and Geometry |
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Unit code | MATH11005 |
Credit points | 20 |
Level of study | C/4 |
Teaching block(s) |
Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24) |
Unit director | Dr. Misha Rudnev |
Open unit status | Not open |
Pre-requisites |
A in A Level Mathematics or equivalent |
Co-requisites |
None |
School/department | School of Mathematics |
Faculty | Faculty of Science |
Linear Algebra and Geometry constitute the bedrock of higher mathematics. They are indispensable and used in one form or another throughout every mathematical discipline. This unit aims to lay down foundational concepts for studying maths at the undergraduate level and enable students to develop clear mathematical thinking.
The unit begins with the complex plane, conics, and hyperplanes in n-space, which leads to the straightforward ideas of vectors and matrices, and develops the abstract notion of vector spaces. This is one of the basic structures of pure mathematics; yet the methods of the course are also fundamental for applied mathematics and statistics.
Additional unit information can be found at http://www.maths.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergrad/current_units/index.html
At the end of the unit, the students should:
Lectures, supported by lecture notes with problem sets and model solutions, problems classes and small group tutorials.
Formative assessment:
Summative assessment:
Recommended reading:
Further reading and references are available at http://www.maths.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergrad/current_units/index.html