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MATH1002 Linear Algebra

General Information

MATH1002 is a Junior (or first-year) unit forming part of the Mainstream Mathematics stream.

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Information sheet for MATH1002

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.

Canvas

Please familiarise yourself with the MATH1002 Canvas site, as you will need to visit it to submit your assignments, check your marks, and view lecture recordings. You will also gain access to the MATH1002 Ed discussion forum by clicking one of the Ed links on the Canvas site.

Online Quizzes

There are 12 weekly online quizzes, which will be run on WeBWorK. These quizzes will open at 00:00 Wednesday of each week (starting in week 1) and will end at 23:59 Tuesday of the following week. (So, for instance, the week 1 quiz will open at 00:00 Wednesday 7 March and will end at 23:59 Tuesday 13 March.) A list of the opening and closing times for the quizzes can be found on the MATH1002 information sheet.

Each online quiz consists of a set of randomised questions. You will have one hour to complete a quiz each time you open it. Note that if you start a quiz within an hour of the closing time, you will only get the remaining time to complete it (not the full hour). After completing a quiz, you will receive the total mark for the quiz, and will be told which questions you got correct or incorrect. You have unlimited attempts at each quiz, and your best mark counts. After the deadline, you will be able to review your answers and you will be given the solutions.

The best 10 of your 12 quizzes will count, making each worth 2%. You cannot apply for special consideration for the quizzes. The better mark principle will apply for the total 20%, which means if your overall exam mark is higher, then your 20% for quizzes will come from your exam.

Past Papers

We have made the following past MATH1002 exam papers available:

We will ONLY be releasing the official solutions to the 2012 exam, but students are encouraged to discuss solutions to any of the problems from the other exams on the Ed forum. Lecturers may also discuss the solutions to some of the other questions in their Week 13 lecture(s).

We strongly recommend attempting the past papers under exam conditions, without looking at the solutions until afterwards. Please note that the examinations in 2012–2015 had 25 multiple choice questions, whereas the 2018 exam will only have 20 multiple choice questions (still worth 50% of your exam mark).

The 2018 MATH1002 syllabus has been changed from previous years. Please see the following Ed post for a discussion on the differences in content and notation.

Consultation Hours

The lecturers will be available for consultation at the following times. You may attend any of these consultations.

LecturerAvailabilityTimeOffice
Dr Anna AksamitWeeks 1–10 Wednesdays 14:00–15:00 Carslaw 814
Dr Anna AksamitWeeks 11–13 Wednesdays 11:00–12:00 Carslaw 814
Assoc Prof Dzmitry BadziahinWeeks 7–13Mondays 12:00–13:00 Carslaw 634
Dr Nathan BrownloweWeeks 1–8Tuesdays 14:00–15:00 Carslaw 635
Dr Nathan BrownloweWeeks 9–13Tuesdays 12:00–13:00 Carslaw 635
Dr Alexander FishWeeks 1–13Mondays 14:00–15:00 Carslaw 712
Dr Dinh TranWeeks 1–6, 13Tuesdays 16:00–17:00 Carslaw 633

Class Representatives

Alexander Abordo, Ka Hei Chan, Hongbo (Paul) Cheng, Brendan Chow, Lillian Dalton, Harriet Easterbrook, Georgia Face, Champbe Joo-Lennox, Wang La, Josette Mouawad, Mohammed Fulwala, Katha Patel, Rishi Rangarajan, Chad Sia, and Jared Tang 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.

Online Resources

Resources Information Sheet Canvas Lecture Recordings Ed Discussion
Monday lectures Tuesday lectures Tutorials Assessment
Week 1
5/3-9/3
[Aksamit] Lecture 1-1
[Brownlowe] Lecture 1-1
[Fish] Lecture 1-1
[Tran] Lecture 1-1
[Aksamit] Lecture 1-2
[Brownlowe] Lecture 1-2
[Fish] Lecture 1-2
[Tran] Lecture 1-2
Pre-tutorial 1 questions
Tutorial 1 questions
Tutorial 1 solutions


Week 2
12/3-16/3
[Aksamit] Lecture 2-1
[Brownlowe] Lecture 2-1
[Fish] Lecture 2-1
[Tran] Lecture 2-1
[Aksamit] Lecture 2-2
[Brownlowe] Lecture 2-2
[Fish] Lecture 2-2
[Tran] Lecture 2-2
Pre-tutorial 2 questions
Tutorial 2 questions
Tutorial 2 solutions


Online Quiz 1
Assignment 1 – questions
Week 3
19/3-23/3
[Aksamit] Lecture 3-1
[Brownlowe] Lecture 3-1
[Fish] Lecture 3-1
[Tran] Lecture 3-1
[Aksamit] Lecture 3-2
[Brownlowe] Lecture 3-2
[Fish] Lecture 3-2
[Tran] Lecture 3-2
Pre-tutorial 3 questions
Tutorial 3 questions
Tutorial 3 solutions


Online Quiz 2
Week 4
26/3-30/3
[Aksamit] Lecture 4-1
[Brownlowe] Lecture 4-1
[Fish] Lecture 4-1
[Tran] Lecture 4-1
[Aksamit] Lecture 4-2
[Brownlowe] Lecture 4-2
[Fish] Lecture 4-2
[Tran] Lecture 4-2
Pre-tutorial 4 questions
Tutorial 4 questions
Tutorial 4 solutions


Online Quiz 3
Assignment 1 – Due 11:59pm, 26 March
Mid-semester break
Week 5
9/4-13/4
[Aksamit] Lecture 5-1
[Brownlowe] Lecture 5-1
[Fish] Lecture 5-1
[Tran] Lecture 5-1
[Aksamit] Lecture 5-2
[Brownlowe] Lecture 5-2
[Fish] Lecture 5-2
[Tran] Lecture 5-2
Pre-tutorial 5 questions
Tutorial 5 questions
Tutorial 5 solutions


Online Quiz 4
Assignment 1 – solutions
Assignment 2 – questions
Week 6
16/4-20/4
[Aksamit] Lecture 6-1
[Brownlowe] Lecture 6-1
[Fish] Lecture 6-1
[Tran] Lecture 6-1
[Aksamit] Lecture 6-2
[Brownlowe] Lecture 6-2
[Fish] Lecture 6-2
[Tran] Lecture 6-2
Pre-tutorial 6 questions
Tutorial 6 questions
Tutorial 6 solutions


Online Quiz 5
Week 7
23/4-27/4
[Aksamit] Lecture 7-1
[Brownlowe] Lecture 7-1
[Fish] Lecture 7-1
[Badziahin] Lecture 7-1
[Aksamit] Lecture 7-2
[Brownlowe] Lecture 7-2
[Fish] Lecture 7-2
[Badziahin] Lecture 7-2
Pre-tutorial 7 questions
Tutorial 7 questions
Tutorial 7 solutions


Online Quiz 6
Assignment 2 – Due 11:59pm, 23 Apr
Assignment 3 – questions
Week 8
30/4-4/5
[Aksamit] Lecture 8-1
[Brownlowe] Lecture 8-1
[Fish] Lecture 8-1
[Badziahin] Lecture 8-1
[Aksamit] Lecture 8-2
[Brownlowe] Lecture 8-2
[Fish] Lecture 8-2
[Badziahin] Lecture 8-2
Pre-tutorial 8 questions
Tutorial 8 questions
Tutorial 8 solutions


Online Quiz 7
Assignment 2 – solutions
Week 9
7/5-11/5
[Aksamit] Lecture 9-1
[Brownlowe] Lecture 9-1
[Fish] Lecture 9-1
[Badziahin] Lecture 9-1
[Aksamit] Lecture 9-2
[Brownlowe] Lecture 9-2
[Fish] Lecture 9-2
[Badziahin] Lecture 9-2
Pre-tutorial 9 questions
Tutorial 9 questions
Tutorial 9 solutions


Online Quiz 8
Assignment 3 – Due 11:59pm, 7 May
Week 10
14/5-18/5
[Aksamit] Lecture 10-1
[Brownlowe] Lecture 10-1
[Fish] Lecture 10-1
[Badziahin] Lecture 10-1
[Aksamit] Lecture 10-2
[Brownlowe] Lecture 10-2
[Fish] Lecture 10-2
[Badziahin] Lecture 10-2
Pre-tutorial 10 questions
Tutorial 10 questions
Tutorial 10 solutions


Online Quiz 9
Assignment 3 – solutions
Assignment 4 – questions
Week 11
21/5-25/5
[Aksamit] Lecture 11-1
[Brownlowe] Lecture 11-1
[Fish] Lecture 11-1
[Badziahin] Lecture 11-1
[Aksamit] Lecture 11-2
[Brownlowe] Lecture 11-2
[Fish] Lecture 11-2
[Badziahin] Lecture 11-2
Pre-tutorial 11 questions
Tutorial 11 questions
Tutorial 11 solutions


Online Quiz 10
Assignment 4 – Due 11:59pm, 24 May
Week 12
28/5-1/6
[Aksamit] Lecture 12-1
[Brownlowe] Lecture 12-1
[Fish] Lecture 12-1
[Badziahin] Lecture 12-1
[Aksamit] Lecture 12-2
[Brownlowe] Lecture 12-2
[Fish] Lecture 12-2
[Badziahin] Lecture 12-2
Pre-tutorial 12 questions
Tutorial 12 questions
Tutorial 12 solutions


Online Quiz 11
Assignment 4 – solutions
Week 13
4/6-8/6
[Aksamit] Lecture 13-1
[Brownlowe] Lecture 13-1
[Fish] Lecture 13-1
[Tran] Lecture 13-1
[Aksamit] Lecture 13-2
[Brownlowe] Lecture 13-2
[Fish] Lecture 13-2
[Badziahin] Lecture 13-2
Online Quiz 12

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