MATH10202 Linear Algebra A (2018-19)
This course unit is an introduction to linear algebra for first year, single honours mathematics students.
This is the page for the first half of the course, which is lectured by Mark Kambites. Lectures for the second half of the course will be given by Charles Eaton. (Occasionally Mark and Charles may take each other's lectures, but the first half remain's Mark's responsibility even if Charles delivered the lecture, and vice versa.) Charles's material will be available here.
Course MaterialsPlease let me know if you need materials in a different format because of a disability.
- Notes (with gaps to complete in lectures):
- Story So Far: Lectures for Mark's part of the course (up to and including Chapter 6 of the notes) are now finished.
- Exercises: Sheet 0 - Sheet 1 - Sheet 2 - Sheet 3 - Sheet 4 - Sheet 5 (and that's all for Mark's half of the course)
- Solutions: Sheet 0 - Sheet 1 - Sheet 2 - Sheet 3 - Sheet 4 - Sheet 5
Additional exercises. If you want more exercises, good sources are the books....
- Linear Algebra by R. B. J. T. Allenby
- Elementary Linear Algebra by H. Anton
Podcasts of lectures are available, but these are intended as an additional resource and not a core part of the course or a substitute for attendance at lectures. The format of the lectures will be tailored to those present in the room, not to the recording, and I make no guarantees about the quality or reliability of the recordings. I recommend using the notes, rather than the podcasts, for catching up on missed lectures. If you do wish to use the recordings they can be found here.
Timetable / Support
We have four hours of lectures per week: Monday 11:00-13:00 and Tuesday 13:00-15:00. All lectures will be in Chemistry G.51 and will have a short break in (approximately) the middle.
In addition to lectures you will have a one-hour Feedback Supervision every week, on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday - see your personal timetable in the Student Portal, or if you know your supervision group number you can work it out from this timetable. The supervisions are your main opportunity for support and feedback on your work, and attendance is compulsory. The supervisions in Week n will look mainly at Exercise Sheet n-1; you should arrive at the supervision having looked at all exercises on the sheet, and bring a copy of the sheet with you. You should hand in the indicated exercises from Sheet n-1 by 2pm Monday Week n.You are also welcome to speak to me after any lecture, to contact me with any queries, or to come along to my weekly office hour. My office hour in Semester 2 of 2018-19 is generally 11:30-12:30 on Wednesdays, but there will be no office hour on Wednesday Week 8 (20th March). Instead, my office hour that week will be 13:30-14:30 on Friday 22nd March. (Outside my office hour, I'm afraid other responsibilities mean that I can usually only see students by appointment.)